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Future Challenge : materials resources, carbon, energy
Most components will be changed or modified over building lifecycle.
Therefore, prioritise building components with the following characteristics:
- Easily interchangeable, "plug & play", requiring less resources when refurbished.
- Low embodied carbon.
- High recyclable value.
- High recycled content.
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