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New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth

Report
Smith, S. (2019)
New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
The short life working group (SLWG) met during 2018 and was established to assess and provide recommendations for ‘future new housing and construction skills’. Members include...

Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2018)
Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, 69, 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007
The circular economy has set out a new paradigm for a much needed shift from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. Buildings are top contributor globally for resource use and w...

Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions

Book
Pomponi, F., & Campos, L. M. (2018)
Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings, 483-503. Cham: BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_22
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art on embodied carbon and life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings in the context of Latin America. It revi...

Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest.

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2017)
Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.049
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is becoming increasingly mainstream as an early-stage design-decision tool for buildings. Still, there are considerable variations in how the metho...

Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2017)
Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143(1), 710-718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.055
The built environment puts major pressure on the natural environment; its role in transitioning to a circular economy (CE) is therefore fundamental. However, current CE resear...

Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution. In Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2016: Conference Proceedings
Circular economy is quickly gaining momentum across numerous research fields. The founding principles of circular economies lie in a different perspective on, and management o...

Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry
One of the founding principles of the Circular Economy is to foster the focus on longer-lasting products. Arguably, extremely few products in the present days last as long as ...

Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values
Industrial ecology can potentially become the science of the circular economy as a recent call for papers of the Journal of Industrial Ecology demonstrates. Well known tools i...