- Module D mandatory in Environmental Product Declarations (EPD): efficiently recycled building materials are crucial for Circular Construction
Important changes to European environmental certification now recognise the contribution an infinitely recyclable material like copper can make to the circular economy.
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The industry is responding to the European Commission ‘circular economy’ initiative and looks forward to receiving more scrap for re-use as the economy becomes more efficient at managing material use throughout its life, especially towards end-of-life.
In the heart of the district of Butte Montmartre, surrounded by green spaces, the Marie-Blanche offers the calm of a small residential road from Old Paris.
As a world-class interdisciplinary research and teaching facility focused on key climate related challenges facing society, it was important that The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon
Important changes to European environmental certification now recognise the contribution an infinitely recyclable material like copper can make to the circular economy, and will help specifiers to select the most sustainable materials.
Focusing on a single material – as we do here with copper in all its forms – enables illuminating comparisons of different architectural approaches by different designers. A common thread in this issue is the designer’s fascination with copper as a living, changing material, often reflecting a building’s context, whether historical or geographical.
As usual, we showcase a range of inspirational projects from around Europe and beyond. But what stands out in this issue is the diversity of approaches to materiality in design, combining copper with other high-quality materials.
COPPER ARCHITECTURE DRIVEN BY DESIGNERS
In this issue, we focus on some of the fresh opportunities in contemporary design being explored by architects, taking copper and its alloys beyond the numerous established surfaces, forms and installation systems available today.