Circular Buildings Toolkit by Arup and The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Harness the Power of the Circular Economy with the Free-to-Use Circular Buildings Toolkit

As a designer or planner in the built environment sector, are you looking for a comprehensive resource to help you create sustainable, future-proof assets? Look no further than the Circular Buildings Toolkit. This innovative toolkit, launched by Arup and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is designed to bring the circular economy for buildings into the mainstream.

The Circular Buildings Toolkit uses the principles of the circular economy and translates them into a prioritised set of strategies and actions relevant to building and construction projects. The toolkit includes real-life examples and case studies from around the world, showcasing how building design and operation can utilise the principles of the circular economy.

What is the Circular Buildings Toolkit?

The Circular Buildings Toolkit is an accessible, constantly updated resource available to all designers and planners. It provides a high-level framework for creating circular buildings, focusing on four key principles: build nothing, build for long term value, build efficiently, and build with the right materials. This framework breaks down into strategies and detailed actions, enabling you to embed circular economy principles at the very outset of new projects.

Is the Toolkit aligned with international Circular Economy policy and best practice?

Yes, the Circular Buildings Toolkit aligns with international best practice and policies such as the EU Taxonomy and EU Level(s). Its strategies are in line with the Circular Economy principles of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and National Green Building Councils.

What does the Framework entail?

The Framework proposed by the toolkit includes ten distinct design strategies across four overarching principles. Each strategy has a set of discipline-specific actions that guide designers in implementing the strategies into their projects.

Where can I find more information about the tools and case studies?

The toolkit provides links for every case study and tool, directing you to a webpage with more detailed information. If you require more specifics about an Arup project or tool, you can get in touch through the contact form.

How can I find the most relevant case studies for my project?

The toolkit offers a filtering system for the case studies by author, discipline, country, and category. Using these filters can help you find the relevant case studies for your design. Also, the action cards contain specific project references.

The Circular Buildings Toolkit is not only free to use but also a vital resource for those in the built environment sector. It provides the tools and information needed to make a positive impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future.

Start making a difference today with the Circular Buildings Toolkit. Your journey towards a more sustainable, circular economy begins here.

Circular Buildings Homepage: Link
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) Page: Link
Circular Buildings Toolkit Framework: Link
Circular Buildings Case Studies: Link