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Resurseffektivt byggande: En studie av förutsättningarna för byggnadsutformning enligt konceptet Cradle to cradle
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today the building and construction sector is responsible for a large amount of the negative environmental impact in the society, and that is why it is important to improve the sustainability within the industry. The purpose of this project is to increase the understanding of how the resource utilization can be improved within the building design and project planning process. As a starting point the concept Cradle to cradle (C2C) has been studied. C2C is a sustainability concept for design and innovation that mainly focus is minimizing waste and utilizing materials in a better way than they are used today. One of the main goals is that all materials should be part of closed life cycles so they can be reused in at least as valuable form as previously. To succeed, it is important to consider the material's entire lifecycle when choosing material, from manufacturing to waste management and future use. Today, it is difficult to have a holistic view when selecting materials in the context of building design, which is the basis for why C2C has been chosen as a starting point in this study.To find out the best way to work with C2C it has been studied what persons within the industry think about the concept. Interviews were conducted with eight persons who were involved in the competition, The Nordic Built Challenge (NBC), where C2C was one of the objectives. It has also been studied which other methods the interviewees thought were important to get a more resource-efficient development within the industry. C2C has also been compared to BREEAM where different advantages and disadvantages of the concepts have been discussed.The interviews showed that one of the most important things in building projects is better communication and integration between the disciplines. Better cooperation, especially in the early phase of projects, was something the interviewed persons thought was necessary to improve the sustainability work. The interviewees also thought that it is important to firmly establish the environmental objectives within the whole project team, especially with those who are making the decisions in the project, as for example the project leader, the client and other stakeholders, to ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal. Furthermore the interviewees thought the laws and regulations within the industry today could be changed to improve the utilizing of material and the sustainability work. The majority of the interviewees considered the environmental regulations of the industry to be too low and that the level of the regulations, especially regarding materials, should be higher.All of the persons interviewed agreed that the C2C ideas will become more common in the context of building design. Everyone, however, were not certain that the brand C2C will break through, but the ideas of waste minimizing and recycling materials they consider to be important topics for the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Cradle to cradle, vagga till vagga, resurseffektivt byggande, hållbar utveckling
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42970Local ID: 0e771b98-1476-4e9d-a378-ec4160f3e907OAI: diva2:1016197
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Architectural Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20141113 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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