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16.12.21  Circular economy & carbon in construction

Reducing whole life carbon (WLC) and upfront and operational carbon, and supporting a circular economy (CE) are recognised as key considerations for the design, construction and operation of buildings. This Opinion Piece shines a light on the interconnectedness of the two concepts of CE and reducing upfront and WLC emissions and highlights interrelated issues, synergies and challenges when trying to meet the requirements of both. This exploratory document is not intended to provide definitive solutions but rather provide a basis for discussion and development of further guidance.

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