Last edited 03 Mar 2022

London Circular Economy Statements LPG - Additional resources

This page contains links and references to additional resources on how to embed circular economy thinking into construction projects which could be useful when compiling Circular Economy Statements in accordance with the London Plan (2021).


[edit] General circular economy understanding

[edit] Circular Economy Primer: Designing for a Circular Economy

A document to help organisations in the built environment sector understand how they can embed circular economy principles into their projects and design processes

[edit] London’s Circular Economy Route Map (2015)

A key strategic document that provides guidance for the acceleration of London’s transition to become a circular city. The route map is an action-orientated document, developed in partnership with stakeholders.

[edit] UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Guidance

A series of practical publications focussing on innovation and applying circular economy principles at the project brief stage

[edit] CIRIA Resource Efficiency Knowledgebase

The Built Environment Knowledgebase was developed by WRAP between 2002 and 2014 in collaboration with the sector and trade bodies to help businesses become more resource efficient.

[edit] Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Website with a wide range or resources including design guides, examples and measurement techniques

[edit] Designing Buildings wiki

Online platform to enable the dynamic sharing or resources, methods and best practice.

[edit] Knowledge Resource for Circular Economy Thinking in Construction Interactive document providing an introduction to circular economy in the built environment.

[edit] Tools

[edit] Regenerate

A freely available tool, created by The University of Sheffield to instil circular economic principles within building designs and provoke meaningful discussion across the construction sector.

[edit] Resources for developing specific parts of Circular Economy Statements

Pre-redevelopment audits, Code of Practice, BRE, July 2017

Waste management planning advice for new flatted properties, ReLondon

CIBSE RI02: Circular economy principles for building services

Arup and CIOB, ‘Designing for the deconstruction process’, Final report, Arup and CIOB, 2013

[edit] Research initiatives

Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities

Building as Materials Banks project (BAMB)

[edit] Books

The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer’s Guide Towards a Circular Economy, Duncan Baker-Brown, RIBA Publishing

Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment, David Cheshire, RIBA Publishing

Resource Salvation: The Architecture of Reuse, Mark Gorgolewski, Wiley-Blackwell

Building from Waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction, Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Marta H. Wisniewska, Birkhäuser

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, Stewart Brand, Viking

Designing Buildings Anywhere

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