The built environment, including the real estate sector, is a major user of raw materials and the shift to a circular economy is one of the most important transitions facing the industry today. To reduce the environmental impact we will have to be more agile in the way we use increasingly scarce raw materials. A circular approach to developing, building and property management is crucial to ensure
the construction sector and real estate as a whole become more durable. Circular buildings have a low impact on the environment because raw materials are used sparingly and are recycled where possible, and they produce less waste. In addition, circular real estate has wider social, economic, ecological and health advantages. We expect the worldwide demand for sustainable and circular buildings will increase because they keep their value better in the long term, and this, in turn, is good business.