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EDC meets the Built Environment Event Summary

  1. 1. Ecodesign  meets  the  Built  Environment   An  EDC  and  CEW  Collaboration   Eoin  Bailey   Project  Coordinator  
  2. 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. 3. Facilitated  workshop   Question  1:       ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in   construction?’      
  4. 4. Delegate  Responses   •  Poor  Design   •  Poor  Operations   •  Client  Pressure     Q1:  ‘What  issues  result  with  waste  in  construction?’    
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. Facilitated  workshop   Question  2:       ‘What  is  needed  to  move   Towards  Zero  Waste?’      
  9. 9. Delegate  Responses   •  Design   •  Advice  &  Collaboration   •  Legislation  &  Direction     Q2:  ‘What  is  needed  to  move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’    
  10. 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. 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. 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. 13. Facilitated  workshop   Statement  Answer  to:       ‘How  does  Construction  in  Wales   move  Towards  Zero  Waste?’      
  14. 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. 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. 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. 17. www.ecodesigncentre.org    Eoin  Bailey:  eoin@edcw.org  Blog:  www.edcshare.org    

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