There is a strong evidence base from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and others, that the circular economy provides a huge opportunity for achieving financial, environmental and social benefits. However, transitioning to a circular economy in the construction sector has proved to be much more challenging. The biggest challenges are often not technical; rather they tend to be cultural, commercial and legal.
Delivering circular solutions requires clients to act differently about the way they set briefs and procure. It needs architects, engineers, contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers to fundamentally rethink design and construction methods, and business models. These are problems we are very familiar with and have taken a systemic approach to addressing in our circular economy work in the construction sector.
We’ve built our service offer around the well-known double diamond design process model.
Here are some links to our blog posts on the circular economy: