Today on the podcast, is Duncan Baker-Brown, Director in charge of Design Innovation at BBM Architects, an award winning architecture practice with an international reputation for creating inspirational low energy buildings and neighbourhoods.
We dig into the benefits that a circular economy can bring to an architectural project, and how all disciplines in the built environment must begin embracing circularity in all processes from material sourcing and construction, to demolition. We discuss what building blocks are needed to create a more circular built environment, and who should provide them.
Buildings represent one of the best opportunities to improve circularity since construction and real estate account for a huge proportion of greenhouse gases produced. Given the costs involved, we talk about how a circular economy model seems like the obvious choice for the construction and real estate industries.