The Sustainability Team and the wider Property Service Group have been focusing on embedding the principles of the circular economy into the building portfolio operations and processes. The project aims to ensure that the environmental and economic benefits of embedding circularity are articulated, new methodologies and a measurement tool established and that the positive impacts are calculated.
The Circular Economy Project aims to:
- Collaborate across departments in Property Services to prioritise the use of existing assets by repairing, reusing, and up-cycling materials and reducing the need for raw materials.
- Collaborate with RMIT researchers and the wider industry on circular economy initiatives that can be implemented in RMIT's key activities.
- Shifting away from waste diversion targets to circularity targets and develop circularity targets based on project type.
- Prioritising the procurement of assets that are designed and built to be more durable, repaired easily, reused and remanufactured.