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

  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 waste creation. Therefore, any improvement in an effective use of building materials would have significant effects when scaled up. However, some interventions are better than others; in the sense that they can maximize the reduction of negative environmental externalities with minimal impact on the economy.
This paper investigates the most effective strategies for the reduction
of environmental impacts from building material and components within the context of the UK. It uses the most recent input-output table to establish the link between the reduction of environmental externalities and the impact on the various economic sectors. In doing so, an informed trade-off is achieved and intervention strategies that would yield the most beneficial effect for the environment with minimal impact on economic growth are identified.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    18 April 2018

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007

  • Cross Ref:

    S2212827117307667

  • ISSN:

    2212-8271

  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    624 Civil engineering

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

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

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Keywords

Circular economy; buildings; input-output analysis; sustainable production and consumption

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