Joint PhD seminar on environmental challenges: From niche to norm

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Seminar entitled 'From niche to norm: Enablers and barriers to circularity in the building and construction sector'

The global building and construction sector is currently responsible for nearly 40% of energy-related emissions. In a world that is becoming increasingly urbanized, it is essential that this sector develops in line with the Paris Agreement. Circularity is a mindset and practice that challenges lineary processes to reduce the impact of construction on the environment, now and in the future.

At this seminar we will discuss some enablers and barriers for circular models when applied to the businesses and the materials needed to move societies towards a more circular built environment, from three different disciplinary perspectives.

Emma Johnson is a PhD student at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. Emma works with construction equipment companies and looks at challenges for their machinery and business circularity.

Pei-Yu Wu is an industrial PhD student working jointly with the Division of Building Physics at Lund University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Her work identifies hazardous material in order to safely and effectively reuse materials so as to reduce harm on the environment and people through the use of AI technology.

Jessica Jennerheim is a PhD student at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) at Lund University. Jessica's work involves the development of end-of-waste criteria in the Swedish construction industry with focus on soil environment data.

Moderator for the seminar is Margherita Lisco, Lecturer and PhD student at the Division of Construction Management, LTH. Margherita is a trained architect with a focus in the areas of digital design and sustainable architecture.
Period2023 juni 7
Typ av evenemangSeminarium
PlatsLund, SverigeVisa på karta