This study examines challenges and opportunities regarding the transition towards a circular economy in the construction industry in order to mitigate the growing resource scarceness. The thesis uses socio-technical transition theory to analyze the two cases Circle House and Gårdhusene.
The study finds that several obstacles must be overcome before the circular economy can be implemented in the construction industry. These includes obstacles in legislation, lack of technological innovation, normative and cognitive conceptions of aesthetics and financial obstacles regarding long term investments.
To overcome these obstacles the study finds that a more dynamic industry in collaboration opens up for more recycling of materials and new ways of thinking about financial investments. A change in conceptions and ideas about the construction industry is also vital in overcoming the obstacles. Throughout the study it becomes clear, that financial regards overrule environmental concerns. Meanwhile the study outlines that securing environmental regards rely on a variety of different actors, both inside and outside the industry.
The study therefore concludes that it is necessary to radically change current legislation to support the transition towards a circular economy in the construction industry.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||7 jun. 2018|
|Vejledere||Per Homann Jespersen|