Circularity in the Built Environment


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Globally, it is estimated that construction is responsible for one third of the world’s waste and up to 40% of total carbon dioxide emissions. If we want to reduce the quantity of waste and emissions generated during the construction process, we need to take a closer look at the life cycle of the products we build with.

It is becoming clearer that a transition to a circular economy is necessary to avert environmental disaster and mitigate the impact of climate change; and that the building and construction industry is crucial to this shift.

This session of CPD Live examines the circular economy model, its significance, and the tactics that designers and architects can implement to benefit businesses, people, and the environment. Our speakers highlight the key circular principles and how they apply to selecting building materials, and point the way to a more sustainable future.

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Define the term ‘Circularity’ as it applies to the construction sector
  • Identify and explain the three key principles of circularity
  • Define the term ‘Circularity Score’ and be able to identify high performing products
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge regarding circularity to architectural projects


Andrew Savage – NSW Business Development Manager, Weathertex

With more than twenty-five years’ experience in the construction industry, Andrew Savage joined Weathertex in 2018 as NSW Business Development Manager, Architecture & Design. Andrew works closely with Architect, Designer and Developer clients, providing support at every stage of the construction cycle.

Andy Marlow – Architect and Director, Envirotecture

Andy cares about people, their health and happiness. He is also an architect, passivhaus designer and director at Envirotecture and Passivhaus Design & Construct.
He is focused on delivering building for those that breathe.

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Presention Type:

Formal CPD

CPD Points:

1 Formal CPD Point