The real estate sector, as a significant producer of waste, and as such the carbon footprint has in recent years been putting in place measures to reduce the use of natural resources, and in doing so favour a circular economy approach.
As Deputy Managing Director, Head of Business Development Europe, Grégoire Tripon works to change the way in which resources are consumed by occupiers in buildings and how waste is managed.
With the circular economy now establishing itself as a very present part of our lives and consumption habits, whether that’s choosing products with less packaging or buying a refurbished mobile phone, it is only logical that the real estate sector also changes. The careful reusing of materials therefore must take into account the feasibility of materials, their history and the way in which carbon emissions can be reduced. Indeed, the circular economy fits into an over-arching sustainability strategy which works to reduce emissions and promote positive climate actions, reflecting the world around us and the increasingly blurred boundaries between our personal and professional lives.