Jim Hart

jim hart

Jim Hart

Research Student

Biography

Jim has enjoyed a relatively long professional career centred around sustainability, energy and natural resources before fully joining the academic world to begin his PhD in 2018. With a first degree in Chemistry (University of Oxford), followed a few years later by a MSc in Environmental Technology (Napier University), Jim’s career in sustainability got moving when he joined a start-up consultancy specialising in sustainable construction in 2000. There, he advised several high profile clients on sustainable building design, procurement and management, and was also instrumental in setting up and managing the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme in Scotland.
Subsequently Jim joined the global multidisciplinary consultancy AECOM, where he was involved in a wide range of sustainable energy, waste, water and lifecycle carbon projects for a similarly wide range of clients (corporations, NGOs and public sector, community). Following this, he was employed on a project run by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – ECCI – at the University of Edinburgh (seconded in from Edinburgh Napier University) supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and other organisations developing innovative approaches to mitigating climate impact. He retains a loose affiliation with ECCI.

Esteem

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • SBRI - Innovate UK - Phosphorus and Priority Substances

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer - Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Reviewer - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
  • Reviewer - Sustainable Cities and Society

 

Date


8 results

Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures

Journal Article
Hart, J., D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2021)
Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 25(2), 403-418. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13139
Buildings and the construction industry are top contributors to climate change, and structures account for the largest share of the upfront greenhouse gas emissions. Whilst a ...

A circular economy: where will it take us?

Journal Article
Hart, J., & Pomponi, F. (in press)
A circular economy: where will it take us?. Circular Economy and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-021-00013-4
The avalanche of environmental challenges, from local to global and back, has prompted responses at all levels from personal to inter-governmental. The results of these respon...

Carbon Sequestration and Storage in the Built Environment

Journal Article
Arehart, J. H., Hart, J., Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2021)
Carbon Sequestration and Storage in the Built Environment. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 27, 1047-1063. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2021.02.028
The increasing interest in bio-based construction materials has resulted in the emergence of the concept of “buildings as a carbon sink”. Quantifying and comparing the effects...

Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Hart, J., Arehart, J. H., & D’Amico, B. (2020)
Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits. One Earth, 3(2), 157-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.018
The built environment is hard to decarbonize but has a pivotal role in climate-change mitigation amid rapid urbanization. Substituting conventional building materials with bio...

Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, F., & Hart, J. (2021)
Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber. Journal of Cleaner Production, 279, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123487
The building and construction sector is a large contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and consumes the vastest amount of natural resources. Widely considered a...

The ‘building paradox’: research on building-related environmental effects requires global visibility and attention

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Crawford, R., Stephan, A., Hart, J., & D'Amico, B. The ‘building paradox’: research on building-related environmental effects requires global visibility and attention. Emerald Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13838.1

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Pomponi, F., Crawford, R., Stephan, A., Hart, J., & D'Amico, B. The ‘building paradox’: research on building-related environmental effects requires global visibility and attention. Emerald Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13838.1
The construction and operation of buildings is a major contributor to global energy demand, greenhouse gases emissions, resource depletion, waste generation, and associated en...

More Timber in Construction: Unanswered Questions and Future Challenges

Journal Article
Hart, J., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
More Timber in Construction: Unanswered Questions and Future Challenges. Sustainability, 12(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083473
The built environment is one of the greatest contributors to carbon emissions, climate change, and to the unsustainable pressure on the natural environment and its ecosystems....

Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment

Journal Article
Hart, J., Adams, K., Giesekam, J., Densley Tingley, D., & Pomponi, F. (2019)
Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment. Procedia CIRP, 80, 619-624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.12.015
The circular economy has moved quickly from niche conversations to mainstream attention. Reports, white papers, academic articles, and guidance are produced in rapid successio...

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