Special Issue "Towards a Circular Housing Economy"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2021) | Viewed by 16015
Interests: housing; real estate management; circular economy; supply chain partnering; research through design
Interests: circular building products; energy renovation; façade design and engineering
The construction and renovation of housing requires vast amounts of natural resources. The housing sector also generates about one third of all waste in the EU. Thus, increasing resource efficiency in the housing sector is of great importance for a sustainable society. In the past few decades, most attention in academic studies and societal debates has been given to the important challenge of how to increase the energy efficiency in housing and how to reduce carbon emissions. In more recent years, the debate on how to reduce material use and waste has gained momentum, resulting among others in the ambition of the European Commission to ensure that the design of new and renovated buildings is in line with the needs of the circular economy. Nevertheless, the amount of scholarly articles on the creation of a circular economy in housing is still scarce.
The purpose of the Special Issue “Towards a Circular Housing Economy” is to give an impetus to the academic debate about this important societal challenge. The Special Issue welcomes scientific reviews and empirical analyses of (inter)national government policies, business strategies, housing systems, and household behavior focusing on achieving a circular housing economy, both as a challenge in itself as in relation to other big societal developments such as the growing housing shortage, urbanization, ageing population, and climate change.
Prof. Dr. Vincent Gruis
Prof. Dr. Tillmann Klein
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- Circular economy
- Resource efficiency
- Built environment
- Household preferences and behavior
- Business models
- Design for circularity
- Circular life cycle analysis