Circular economy is a powerful tool for achieving a sustainable and climate-neutral future. With circular product design and flows of materials and products, we can reduce the consumption of the earth's resources and create a sustainable system that allow us to stay within the limits of our planet.Within the 100 Group we come together around common challenges and seek solutions through collaboration and supporting each other.
One of the challenges that we see in the industry today is that reuse and recycling is accelerating but product design and processes are still quite linear. For circular economy to work in the long run we need to adapt our design and building processes to design for longevity, reuse, design for reassembly, design for repair, design for adaptation, as well as design for material recycling.
Climate change sets new demands on all actors in the design and building industry. In the transition from a linear to circular economy, interior designer’s role will change towards having higher responsibility and importance in all project stages. Although the industry today is working more and more with reuse, with new circular business models being developed on a daily basis, it still lacks clear recommendations that cover all sustainability perspectives.
Therefore, several architectural offices that are members of the 100 Group are working on developing recommendations and guidelines for working with sustainability and circularity in interior design assignments. The recommendations will cover all sustainability perspectives – environmental, social and economic. They will be evidence-based and contain design principles, goals, and reference values where these exist, as well as a process description that ensures that sustainability aspects are integrated and handled during all project stages, as well as maintained throughout a project’s lifecycle.
If you want to know more, please contact Ivana Kildsgaard.