1st Edition

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



ISBN 9781848064607
Published March 21, 2017 by IHS BRE Press
32 Pages 11 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Improve your material resource efficiency and benefit from cost savings, reduced environmental impact and an enhanced company reputation. This guide provides practical advice for construction clients, designers and contractors.

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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