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Encouraging Circularity for the Built Environment

by | February 16, 2021 | News

Circular Economy Statements (CES) are intended to demonstrate how a development, including any public realm and supporting infrastructure, will incorporate circular economy measures into all aspects of the design, construction and operation.

The CES should inform early decision making for the project and should be submitted at

  • draft (RIBA Stage 1/2)
  • detailed (RIBA Stage 2/3)
  • post-completion stage.

ADW have extensive expertise in circular economy issues as applied to the built environment sector. In line with the requirements of the draft London Plan or other client requirements, we can prepare a Circular Economy Statement (CES) for your development. The aim of this is twofold: to demonstrate how materials arising from any demolition works will be reused and/or recycled; and to consider the resource efficiency aspects of the development’s design and construction and end of life opportunities.

At draft stage, the CES will describe the approaches to circularity for the project, including facets of the new development, the existing site and operational waste. It will include a description of the metrics to be used and any reuse and recycling. At detailed stage, these will be developed further and include a narrative of the implementation aspects against these commitments and targets. It will also include an end-of-life strategy. The post-completion report will include lessons learnt and the reporting outcomes. 

Simon Guy
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