By James Gaines – 8th February 2023
The remnants of most old buildings end up in landfill, but some cities are starting to design them for so they can be easily disassembled and repurposed from the start.
…The construction industry is the world’s largest consumer of raw materials. New buildings alone are responsible for 5% of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. Most of that material will only ever be used for one building and become landfill once the building reaches the end of its lifespan, typically between 30 and 130 years….