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