Accelerating material re-use

The building and construction sector uses half of all new resources and generates more than a third of all waste in the EU*.

To adapt buildings to new uses and meet the needs of growing populations without over exploiting natural resources, circular economy principles must be adopted at scale.

In the UK, Grosvenor is seeking to build confidence in supply and receiving materials on site through enhancing knowledge and creating a network of progressive companies willing to trial new approaches.

In 2021, we canvassed 120 built environment professionals representing the full lifecycle of a building to find out more about the prevalence of, and barriers to, accelerating material re-use.

A series of guides created by our partners, HETA, ARUP, Orms and Elliott Wood address the major barriers to re-use and are published below.

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Our survey into material re-use

What are the barriers to circular design in construction?

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How can material passports support material re-use in existing buildings - a guide from Orms

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