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DIF on AIR Ripe for Disruption: Circular Remanufacturing in Building Products

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  • David Peck, Juan Azcarate-Aguerre, Ellen van Bueren, Nina Boorsma , Remko Zuidema

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Cities are rapidly consuming our finite material resources, and most of these resources go straight to the waste stream when buildings are demolished. If current lifestyles are to continue, the building industry needs apply circular economy principles.

During building demolition, valuable building products are often discarded, when they could have been remanufactured and resold. Remanufacturing makes both economic and environmental sense, and we already have the technical solutions to do it. What's missing now is a new systemic structure, allowing different stakeholders in cities - manufacturers, engineers, architects, urban miners - to work together and close the building product loop. Watch this session to find out large scale remanufacturing can become a reality.


Speakers

David Peck

David Peck

Associate Professor

David Peck researches and teaches in the field of critical materials and circular design. He is a manager of the tri-partite university partnership Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (CfS). The CfS has a focus on resources, circular and cities.

He is responsible for the funding opportunities in the centre. David is the university leader for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation pioneer university programme and is the representative for all the university faculties. He has also been a senior mentor for the Schmidt-MacArthur fellowship programme.

Juan Azcarate-Aguerre

Juan Azcarate-Aguerre

PhD Researcher

Juan Azcarate-Aguerre is a building technologies engineer, graduated from TU Delft's Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. He is currently PhD researcher at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Chair of Building Product Innovation. He is also co-founder and managing partner at Gearcraft BV, a Rotterdam-based studio for building transformations and real estate management.

Ellen van Bueren

Ellen van Bueren

Professor of Urban Development Management

Ellen van Bueren has been guided throughout her entire career, which started at an urban design agency, through her interest in the management and governance of sustainable urban development. She often develops knowledge in collaboration with practice. She is the author of scientific articles and books, and sits on editorial boards of journals in the field of public administration and urban development. She is a board member of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Sustainability and Principal Investigator at AMS, Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions.

Nina Boorsma

Nina Boorsma

PhD Researcher

Nina is a PhD Researcher in Industrial Design, with a Masters in Strategic Product Design. She is working on two EU projects for the KIC Raw Materials, focused on developing learning services for the reuse and remanufacturing industry, with the end goal to train professionals.

Remko Zuidema

Remko Zuidema

Founder, Author, Facilitator, and Coach

Remko Zuidema is the founder and chairman of the BRIQS Foundation. He is the author of various books on climate positive, circular and inclusive buildings, gives lectures on sustainable building, teaches and investigates the organization and the revenue models of (inter) national (sustainable) construction. His spearheads are the position of users and investors in relation to each other, the climate positive possibilities of buildings and the shift to a circular building economy based on recycled raw materials . He is mainly active in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Host

Kinge Gardien

Kinge Gardien

DIF Programme Manager

Kinge is the DIF Programme Manager, which means heading up the DIF team and contributing to and signing off on the comms, digital and editorial work that combines to create the online Festival. Kinge joined the Foundation as a DIF intern and blossomed so much in her role, that she went on to take the reins!

Originally from the Netherlands, Kinge holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Design from Delft University of Technology. Having held a particular interest in the human side of design, she decided to also study Social and Cultural Anthropology.

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