Workshop: Accelerating a Circular Built Environment in Canada

Construction is one of the most important economic sectors in Canada, generating $141 billion in GDP in 2020. Simultaneously, Canada’s construction sector generates more than 4 million tonnes of waste per year – with much of the value from these waste materials and resources currently being lost from Canada’s economy at end of life. This event will be a solutions-oriented, interactive, virtual workshop that will explore the evolving ‘business case’ for industry action, as well as work to better define the opportunities for companies and other stakeholders while growing the awareness more broadly.

Informed by a discussion paper developed for this workshop on the current state of circularity in Canada’s built environment sector, as well as other recent research on topics to be explored at the workshop, industry leaders will share best practices and lessons learned and participants will break into focused discussions around specific topics of interest. Initial streams to be further refined include: (1) Circular supply chains and business models; (2) Circular building design best practices; (3) Deconstruction and resource recovery; (4) Embodied carbon and LCA; and (5) Materials and recycled content.

  • Date: May 27, 2021
  • Time: 10am-12pm PST / 1pm-3pm EST
  • Registration: Participation for this virtual event is limited.
    Please email pshorthouse@circulareconomyleaders.ca to express interest.
 
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