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Applying circular economy approaches to building design and placemaking

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Workshop for the build environment sector discussing application of Circular Economy principles for sustainable placemaking.

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A free, one-day workshop, run in partnership with the Scottish Ecological Design Association, aimed at businesses and individuals working in the built environment sector, exploring how applying Circular Economy principles to building design will help:

  • future proof both the industry and our infrastructure, and
  • create opportunities into the wider agenda of placemaking as a contribution to a Circular Economy.

The Scottish Government is currently writing the Circular Economy Bill and has recently announced a target of zero carbon by 2045. Together with climate change adaptation, an ageing population, material resilience, digital technology, and skill shortages there are many drivers for changing the way we approach designing, procuring and constructing our built environment. We need to start designing a built environment fit for the future, now. Applying Circular Economy principles and adopting One Planet Living is a natural common-sense approach and is good for business.

Join our event to hear from professionals and experts on the subject. Come to be inspired and motivated to take action and be part of the solution to a climate emergency.

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Agenda

  • Keynote speaker - Craig McLaren, Royal Town Planning Institute, Scotland Director
  • Circular Economy Principles in practice - Sandy Halliday, Gaia Architects
  • Long life, loose fit design strategies - Neil Sutherland, Makar
  • Whole life value of circular materials and material passports - Brain Murphy, NGS
  • Design for One Planet Living through infrastructure, landscape & cities of small distances - Marianne Heaslip, URBED
  • Combining circular Modern Methods of Construction with traditional materials - Craig White, Modcell TAM
  • Case studies from home and abroad - Sam Forster, Architect and Clive Bowman , Zero Waste Scotland
  • Workshop activities - Where and how can we integrate Circular Economy into placemaking / What evidence do we need to influence policy makers

This event is being jointly organised by Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)

Refreshments will be available on arrival, tea /coffee and pastries. A buffet vegetarian lunch will be provided.

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This event by Zero Waste Scotland is being held in partnership with Scottish Ecological Design Association.

Scottish Ecological Design Association shares knowledge, skills and experience of ecological design. A membership organisation, SEDA aims to promote the design of communities, environments, projects, systems, services, materials and products which enhance the quality of life and are not harmful to living species and planetary ecology.

Zero Waste Scotland is Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert. We work to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Our mission is to influence and enable change at a number of levels: from informing systems-wide policy and regulatory interventions through evidence gathering, to motivating practical change in the behaviours of individuals and organisations through our programmes and brands. We also make direct interventions, commonly in the form of finance, business support, technical advice, training and competence development or communications support.

The Resource Efficient Scotland construction SME Advice and Support Service offers free advice and technical support to Scottish business, helping them embed circular economy principles into the design and construction of our built environment. The Service will be re-launched in October 2019, and through the implementation of recommendations by recipients of the service, aims to contribute significantly to the Scottish Government’s strategic economic objectives, climate change, energy efficiency and zero waste targets.

Resource Efficient Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund.

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