My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£35.00

Add to basket
Price in Euros €40.70
Price in USD $45.29
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment

David Cheshire

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 144

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Apr 2016

  • Stock Code: 86743

  • ISBN: 9781859466452

  • Binding: Paperback

Average Rating:
Your Rating:
Total rating: 4.11 out of 5
Total votes: 9

Description

The construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose.  Buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing regularity while new buildings are constructed from hard-won virgin materials. But raw materials are becoming scarce, and the demands for them are exploiting fragile ecosystems, even as the global demand for resources continues to rise.

Policy makers and organisations are beginning to look for a more regenerative, circular economy model. The construction industry demands over half the world’s extracted materials and generates around a third of the total waste generated in the EU, making it a prime candidate for applying the circular economy. Yet there has been little focus on how construction industry professionals and their clients can contribute towards the movement.

Drawing on illustrative methods and examples, Building Revolutions explains how the principles of a circular economy can be applied to the built environment where resources are kept in use and their value retained. The book describes how buildings and materials can be reused or salvaged to extend their life and proposes ways new business models can be applied to reduce capital and lifecycle costs, providing a positive architectural legacy for future generations.

Also available as an eBook from our eBookshop.

Related Items



Biomimicry in Architecture Book by  book cover | Buy Biomimicry in Architecture from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition

When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly...

£30.00

Add to basket
FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability  Book by  book cover | Buy FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstoreExtract is available for this book

FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability

This book furthers the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment by bringing together a selection of contributions from...

£35.00

Add to basket
Biomimicry in Architecture Book by  book cover | Buy Biomimicry in Architecture from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition

When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly...

£30.00

Add to basket
FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability  Book by  book cover | Buy FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability  from the RIBA Bookshops bookstoreExtract is available for this book

FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability

This book furthers the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment by bringing together a selection of contributions from...

£35.00

Add to basket

About the Author

David Cheshire

David Cheshire is a Regional Director at AECOM, specialising in sustainability in the built environment. David has over twenty years’ experience acting as a sustainability champion on construction projects and has written best practice industry guidance including CIBSE’s Sustainability Guide. David trained as a building surveyor and has an MSc in Energy and the Built Environment. He is a Chartered Environmentalist, a BREEAM Accredited Professional and sits on the SKA Rating technical committee as well as delivering training on sustainable buildings. He is an advocate of the transition to a circular economy.

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

**JCT 2016 Edition Available Now** The JCT Contracts 2011 edition reflects new payment legislation and makes other changes which include: A... (more)

£33.41

Add to basket
Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

**JCT 2016 Edition Available Now** The JCT Contracts 2011 edition reflects new payment legislation and makes other changes which include: A... (more)

£33.41

Add to basket
Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011: (MWD)

Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition

Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition

When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly... (more)

£30.00

Add to basket
Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition

JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

**JCT 2016 Edition Available Now** The JCT Contracts 2011 edition reflects new payment legislation and makes other changes which include: A... (more)

£33.41

Add to basket
Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2011: (MW)

Eco-minimalism (2nd edition): The antidote to eco-blingExtract is available for this book

Eco-minimalism (2nd edition): The antidote to eco-bling

Building energy-efficient, ecologically benign and sustainable buildings is complex since it comprises of a set of interdependent factors... (more)

£15.00

Add to basket
Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment Eco-minimalism (2nd edition): The antidote to eco-bling

The Environmental Design Pocketbook: (2nd Edition)Extract is available for this book

The Environmental Design Pocketbook: (2nd Edition)

The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd edition places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips... (more)

£25.00

Add to basket
Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment The Environmental Design Pocketbook: (2nd Edition)

Recently Viewed