Want to Design for Circularity? Consider Your Buildings as Future Material Banks From the Start

Part of understanding circular design and designing for disassembly, two key components to the Built Positive movement, is embracing the idea of “Buildings as Material Banks.”

Looking at a building as a material bank turns our typical approach on its head. Currently, materials lose most of their value the moment they are installed in a building, simply because of how they are designed or manufactured. Most are not reusable or recyclable, and even those that are often are not accessible or are hastily thrown out anyway during the demolition process in order to keep the project under budget and on schedule.

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