|  Lab: Innovation Incubator, Material Performance

Through ongoing conversations with manufacturer’s representatives focused on material health and embodied carbon, it became evident that take-back programs for materials such as carpet and ceiling tile were not apparent to project teams, leading to a gap in the circular economy. This project employed a series of surveys completed by building owners, general contractors, and product manufacturers to learn where these gaps are most apparent and how overlaps in approaches to lowering waste and embodied carbon can be leveraged in future design work. The results were studied, resulting in a series of actionable strategies for closing the gap in the circle.

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