Renewable Matter # 18 / September-October

Circular Business Models for the Built Environment

by Guglielmo Carra

Focus on Building


The construction sector uses huge amounts of materials and resources and produces large quantities of waste: this model is unsustainable and inefficient. A research study by Arup and Royal BAM shows economic, social and environmental opportunities and benefits offered by the circular business. 


Arup and Royal BAM have been recently exploring the benefits and business opportunities that Circular Business Models (CBMs) offer to stakeholders within the built environment sector. This research has been finalized in a publication available on

Circular Business Models (CBMs) cannot be achieved without intervention, as in today’s economy there are...

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