GreenovationHow green construction brings opportunities  for entreprenuers and small-scale buildersEcoBuild 2011Jonathan E...
Greenovation – new enterprise opportunities1. Community Led Innovation opportunitiesEntrepreneur or community-led enterpri...
Why Reuse – Why Focus on Resources? The Problem: Waste inthe UK•335 million tonnes ofwaste each year• 29.7 million tonnes ...
Why Reuse – A Waste PriorityUKAs a society, we are     Waste Hierarchy   consuming natural resourcesAs at society, we are ...
Why Reuse – Cut Embodied Carbon   down-cycling Taken from the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team Final Rep...
Why Reuse – Construction Benefits• Reduce Waste. There are surplus reusable items  even on sites where waste prevention mi...
Why Reuse – Wider Benefits•   Business model is tried and tested in US.•   Utilise vacant land assets•   Reused Building M...
Why Reuse – Create New JobsBenefits to the GovernmentNI 006: Participation in regular volunteeringN117: 16 to 18 year olds...
1. Community Enterprises in Construction• Re-use of surplus building products• Reclaimed materials - Timber Reuse and Recy...
Can we fix it?Barriers to Reuse            ReIY SolutionsTime and Lack ofcommitmentLack of space andcost of landLabour Int...
Yes We Can!Barriers to Reuse          ReIY SolutionsTime and Lack ofcommitment                      Reusing surplus       ...
Yes We Can!Barriers to Reuse           ReIY Solutions                    Efficient collection serviceTime and Lack of     ...
Solution: Reuse It Yourself Centres
Stores open so far:Scotland www.yooz.me.   South London www.arc-croydon.org.uk.               Middlesbrough www.rebne.co.u...
http://www.nef.org.uk/communities/local-united.html         Download Business Plan and How-To Guide                       ...
http://www.nef.org.uk/communities/local-united.html         Wider Set of Enterprise Packs available                       ...
2. EcoPark and wider challenges• Reclaimed Materials - see www.salvoweb.com.• EcoPark for Social Enterprises
Reuse and Recycling Projects
Social Enterprise EcoPark to maximise jobcreation, waste reduction and carbon saved
Social Enterprise EcoPark over 20 acres
London Reuse Network                       © LCRN
Scaling up Reuse                   © LCRN
Political buy-in for reuse                             © LCRN
Capital consumption report (London)
Current drivers incentivise biomass                                  Overall                                  incentive
Reuse would create new jobs            25 jobs             2 – 4 jobs            1 job
EcoPark starting with empty site?
Or opportunity like this disused airfield?
Reuse empty land and buildings        www.meanwhile.org.uk        www.theplacestation.org.uk
Over to You.               Discussion.
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Sustainable building opportunities for green entrepreneurs, small scale builders and the third sector. Looking at sustainable retrofit, reclaimed materials and Re:BUILD Centres (not for profit centres that collect and sell on over-ordered materials).

Presention for Ecobuild 2011 by Jonathan Essex Reclaimed Materials Manager at BioRegional.

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Greenovation - how green construction brings opportunities for entrepreneurs and small-scale builders

  1. 1. GreenovationHow green construction brings opportunities for entreprenuers and small-scale buildersEcoBuild 2011Jonathan EssexBioRegional Development Group
  2. 2. Greenovation – new enterprise opportunities1. Community Led Innovation opportunitiesEntrepreneur or community-led enterprises• Re-use of surplus building products• Sustainable Retrofit – introducing Local United2. Larger opportunities• EcoPark for Social Enterprises• Reclaimed materials
  3. 3. Why Reuse – Why Focus on Resources? The Problem: Waste inthe UK•335 million tonnes ofwaste each year• 29.7 million tonnes ofmunicipal waste• 90 million tonnes ofinert construction waste
  4. 4. Why Reuse – A Waste PriorityUKAs a society, we are Waste Hierarchy consuming natural resourcesAs at society, we are rate … a an unsustainableconsuming natural resources Our goal is to make theat an unsustainable rate … transition towards what theOur goal and BioRegional call WWF is to make thetransition towards what the ‘One Planet Living’.WWF and BioRegional call‘One Planet Living’.Defra Waste Strategy (2007)
  5. 5. Why Reuse – Cut Embodied Carbon down-cycling Taken from the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team Final Report, 2010
  6. 6. Why Reuse – Construction Benefits• Reduce Waste. There are surplus reusable items even on sites where waste prevention minimises packaging, damage and on-site waste.• Save resources and ‘Embodied’ Carbon. Reuse is part of culture change towards preventing waste.• Better Site Management. Research shows this is not a priority for most site managers – who need a simple solution, to collect from all sites in an area and reuse locally. SWMP and CSR.
  7. 7. Why Reuse – Wider Benefits• Business model is tried and tested in US.• Utilise vacant land assets• Reused Building Materials Cheaper than New• Links to Trainee and Apprenticeship Schemes
  8. 8. Why Reuse – Create New JobsBenefits to the GovernmentNI 006: Participation in regular volunteeringN117: 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education training or employmentNI151: Overall employment rate as a % of the working age population.NI 153: Working age people claiming out of work benefits in the worst performing neighborhoods"This course means the world to me becauseits given me a direction and goal to fulfill. Itsgiven me self motivation, sense ofresponsibility and new skills which I thought Icould never have achieved." - StMungo’s ClientAs well as EnvironmentNI 193: Percentage of municipal waste landfilledNI 196: Improved street and environmental cleanliness
  9. 9. 1. Community Enterprises in Construction• Re-use of surplus building products• Reclaimed materials - Timber Reuse and Recycling• Sustainable Retrofit – introducing Local United
  10. 10. Can we fix it?Barriers to Reuse ReIY SolutionsTime and Lack ofcommitmentLack of space andcost of landLabour IntensiveProcess
  11. 11. Yes We Can!Barriers to Reuse ReIY SolutionsTime and Lack ofcommitment Reusing surplus product andLack of space and reclamation are bigcost of land opportunities to save waste, carbon and money.Labour Intensive
  12. 12. Yes We Can!Barriers to Reuse ReIY Solutions Efficient collection serviceTime and Lack of Reports for SWMPcommitment and CSR Acquire Storage yardLack of space and Partner with LA, housingcost of land association, training centre Labour (not plant/resource)Labour Intensive intensive. Employ trainees and volunteers.
  13. 13. Solution: Reuse It Yourself Centres
  14. 14. Stores open so far:Scotland www.yooz.me. South London www.arc-croydon.org.uk. Middlesbrough www.rebne.co.uk. Kent www.concepttraining.co.uk
  15. 15. http://www.nef.org.uk/communities/local-united.html Download Business Plan and How-To Guide www.reiy.net www.nef.org.uk/communities/local-united.html.
  16. 16. http://www.nef.org.uk/communities/local-united.html Wider Set of Enterprise Packs available www.communitywoodrecycling.org.uk Also transport, hydro, AD, wind and food enterprises. www.nef.org.uk/communities/local-united.html.
  17. 17. 2. EcoPark and wider challenges• Reclaimed Materials - see www.salvoweb.com.• EcoPark for Social Enterprises
  18. 18. Reuse and Recycling Projects
  19. 19. Social Enterprise EcoPark to maximise jobcreation, waste reduction and carbon saved
  20. 20. Social Enterprise EcoPark over 20 acres
  21. 21. London Reuse Network © LCRN
  22. 22. Scaling up Reuse © LCRN
  23. 23. Political buy-in for reuse © LCRN
  24. 24. Capital consumption report (London)
  25. 25. Current drivers incentivise biomass Overall incentive
  26. 26. Reuse would create new jobs 25 jobs 2 – 4 jobs 1 job
  27. 27. EcoPark starting with empty site?
  28. 28. Or opportunity like this disused airfield?
  29. 29. Reuse empty land and buildings www.meanwhile.org.uk www.theplacestation.org.uk
  30. 30. Over to You. Discussion.

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