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Circular Business Models for the Built Environment

Circular Business Models for the Built Environment


Guglielmo Carra, Arup, Nitesh Magdani, BAM
Publication Date: 
March, 2017

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To support the transition to the circular economy, governance, regulations and business models will play a crucial role. More importantly, circular business models (CBMs) would allow the retention of an asset at its highest value over time and support enhancement of natural capital. Different CBMs will be required at different stages of a lifecycle of an asset and may work independently or collaboratively. Successful implementation of these business models will require action from designers, suppliers, service providers, contractors and end-of-life companies by sharing materials, systems, energy, as well as information and services.