Why We Must Build Back Circular

Adopting circular economy approaches in a high-growth, high-waste sector like the built environment presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses, governments and cities to minimize structural waste and thus realize greater value from built environment assets. It is time to reshape our urban future and move from principles to practices. In this session, visionary practitioners will provide their perspectives on how partnerships are key to understanding and solving tomorrow’s challenges. The session will also bring into focus how we can work faster and smarter to bolster circular economy thinking in buildings.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

CEU Credits: 

AIA: 1 LU
GBCI: 1 Credit Hour (ID+C, BD+C)
PHIUS: 1 Credit Hour
RESNET: 5.5 Credit Hours for full conference attendance

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize six specific strategies for incorporating circular principles into your business.
  • Apply a circular economy approach to strategic decision making, including design and product selection.
  • Identify key partnerships with the potential to accelerate the circular economy in the built environment.
  • Analyze co-creation opportunities and challenges in order to identify drivers of industry innovation.

Session ID: 

NYC21-202