Product Life Cycle (PLC) is an essential aspect of impact analysis in the construction industry. By understanding the PLC of a building’s materials and systems, it is possible to make informed decisions about materials and systems that promote circular economy principles.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of a building’s physical and functional characteristics that allows architects, engineers, and contractors to design, construct, and manage buildings more efficiently. By using BIM, designers can make informed decisions about materials and systems that consider their entire PLC, promoting circular economy principles such as reusability, recyclability, and energy efficiency.
It’s also worth mentioning that many Green Building Councils worldwide, such as USGBC, GBCA, BREEAM, HQE, LEED, DGNB etc., have started to include circular economy strategies in their certifications. These Green Building Councils help ensure that buildings are designed and constructed with the PLC in mind, promoting materials and systems that are more sustainable and have a lower environmental impact throughout their entire life.

In the course of our work at Impak Analytics, we also consider the initiatives that companies take by embracing Circular_Economy. In an over-populating world with limited resources, technological innovation is a crucial asset to reach SDG goals.


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