Material Resource Efficiency in Construction: Supporting a circular economy (FB 85)

1st Edition

Katherine Adams, Gilli Hobbs

IHS BRE Press
Published March 21, 2017
Reference - 32 Pages - 11 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781848064607 - CAT# Y331689

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Table of Contents

1. What is material resource efficiency?
2. Material resource efficiency drivers - Business benefits; Policy, legislation and standards; Environmental benefits. 
3. Some facts and figures.
4. Achieving greater material resource efficiency -  Pre-demolition and pre-refurbishment audits; Designing out Waste; Measurement and setting targets; Site waste management plans/resource management plans; Procurement; Site activities; Waste management off site; Training and awareness; Incentives; Responsibilities. 
5 Waste management options for products and materials - Bricks; Carpets; Composites (glass fibre reinforced polymer); Concrete products; Glass (windows); Gypsum-based materials; Insulation: foam; Insulation: mineral wool; Packaging; Paint; Plastics; Soils; Timber.  
6 Challenges to delivering greater material resource efficiency. 
7 References, tools and guidance. 

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