Towards implementation of circular building components: A longitudinal study on the stakeholder choices in the development of 8 circular building components

A. van Stijn*, B. Wouterszoon Jansen, V. Gruis, G. A. van Bortel

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Abstract

Implementing circular building components can contribute to the transition to a circular economy. There are many possible circular design options for building components. Knowledge on which options are feasible to implement remains limited. Existing feasibility studies do not compare multiple circular design options, building components and/or are based on interviews rather than observation. They list barriers but do not identify their relative importance throughout a development process. In this article we present a longitudinal study on stakeholder choices in 5 development processes of 8 circular building components. The researchers co-created with stakeholders from initiative up to market implementation. Through process reflection and analysis, we identified choices which influenced the perceived feasibility of circular design options within different building components throughout their development. We found that circular design options perceived as feasible vary between different building components. Specific applications and context influence their feasibility. Moreover, perceived feasibility changes throughout the development process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number138287
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Building components
  • Circular design
  • Circular economy (CE)
  • Co-creation
  • Feasibility

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