Finding the right incentives; circular business models for the construction industry

Robert van den Brink, M Prins (Corresponding author), A Straub, H Ploeger

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Abstract

After its launch, the circular economy gained popularity all over the world as the new sustainability paradigm. Despite its popularity there is little to no material to be found on the implementation of the circular economy in the construction industry. Through a mixed method methodology using literature reviews, case studies, thought exercises, and interviews to both build and subsequently validate theory, five circular business models for service providing in the construction industry were developed. Next a roadmap for advance circular services was set up. These models show internal and external supply-side stakeholders how to implement the circular economy, and that this implementation is thinkable on a business-case level, but less evident on an industry level. This as previously unaddressed financial and regulatory aspects challenge the implementation of the circular economy in the construction industry. Considering these challenges, implementing the circular economy in the construction industry might be considered even more disruptive as in other sectors of our industrial economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Research Conference 2017 : Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Pages189-200
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-912337-04-0
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Research Conference 2017 : Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment - University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sept 201712 Sept 2017

Conference

ConferenceInternational Research Conference 2017 : Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford
Period11/09/1712/09/17

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