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  • 1. Ecodesign  meets  the  Built  Environment   An  EDC  and  CEW  Collaboration   Eoin  Bailey   Project  Coordinator  
  • 2. Ecodesign  meets  the  Built  Environment  Designing  a  ‘Towards  Zero  Waste’  Wales    An  EDC  and  CEW  Collaboration    Tuesday  November  29th  2011    Future  Inn,  Cardiff  Bay    www.ecodesigncentre.org  www.cewales.org.uk    
  • 3. Facilitated  workshop   Question  1:       ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in   construction?’      
  • 4. Delegate  Responses   •  Poor  Design   •  Poor  Operations   •  Client  Pressure     Q1:  ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in  construction?’    
  • 5. Delegate  Responses   Poor  Design  •  Bad  design  management  •  Site  modiMications  due  to  poor  design    •  Bad  design  •  InefMicient  designer    •  Material  selection     Q1:  ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in  construction?’    
  • 6. Delegate  Responses   Poor  Operations  •  Fragile  building  products    •  Lack  of  recycling  /  reuse  solutions    •  Waste  removal  •  Changing  Regs  •  Problematic  waste  •  Recycling  can  create  more  waste  •  Bias  in  existing  systems  •  Workforce  quality   Q1:  ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in  construction?’    
  • 7. Delegate  Responses   Client  Pressure  •  Time  Constraints  •  Investment  cost  v  pain  •  High  expectations  •  Money,  lowest  cost  ethos  •  Cost  pressure  •  Low  cost  of  poor  quality  materials   Q1:  ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in  construction?’    
  • 8. Facilitated  workshop   Question  2:       ‘What  is  needed  to  move   Towards  Zero  Waste?’      
  • 9. Delegate  Responses   •  Design   •  Advice  &  Collaboration   •  Legislation  &  Direction     Q2:  ‘What  is  needed  to  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  • 10. Delegate  Responses   Design  •  Separation  of  materials  •  Increased  recycled  content  •  Modular  components    •  Off-­‐site  construction  •  Design  for  recycling  •  Design  for  demolition  –  deconstruction  •  Standardisation  of  design  and  products  •  Logistics  /  management   Q2:  ‘What  is  needed  to  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  • 11. Delegate  Responses   Advice  &  Collaboration  •  Education  and  discussion  throughout  supply  chain  •  Collaboration  between  life-­‐cycle  brief  client  •  Guidance  for  actual  material  environmental  impact    •  Waste,  detrimental  to  the  environment  -­‐  deMine  clearly  •  Communication  of  true  value  –  Greenwash  •  Identify  true  environmental  properties  of  materials  •  Finding  a  partner  –  symbiosis  •  Integrated  supply  chain   Q2:  ‘What  is  needed  to  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  • 12. Delegate  Responses   Legislation  &  Direction  •  End  of  life  /  use  •  Polluter  pays  =  client  •  E-­‐tagging  –  reuse  •  Planning  to  include  reuse  requirements  •  LandMill  Tax  •  Assumed  usage  –  EOL  •  Producer  responsibility  •  Enforcement  /  incentive   Q2:  ‘What  is  needed  to  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  • 13. Facilitated  workshop   Statement  Answer  to:       ‘How  does  Construction  in  Wales   move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’      
  • 14. Delegate  Responses   Group  1  Statement:  “There  is  a  need  for  a  variety  of  drivers,    enforcement,  education  and  guidance  for    clients  to  design  out  waste”.   Q2:  ‘How  does  Construction  in  Wales  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  • 15. Delegate  Responses   Group  2  Statement:  “There  is  a  need  for  responsibility  to  be  allocated    at  every  stage  of  the  process.  This  should    be  achieved  through  legislation  and  education,    effective  collaboration  and  integration”.   Q2:  ‘How  does  Construction  in  Wales  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  • 16. Delegate  Opinions   Invitation  to  respond:       ‘How  do  you  feel  Construction   in  Wales  could  move  Towards   Zero  Waste?’      Please  contact  Eoin   eoin@edcw.org  
  • 17. www.ecodesigncentre.org    Eoin  Bailey:  eoin@edcw.org  Blog:  www.edcshare.org