A Feasibility Study: Investigating Sustainable Building Practices And The Circular Economy In Modular Structures For Residential Use In Western Canada

dc.contributor.advisorPeschl, Houston
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-22T20:34:43Z
dc.date.available2021-09-22T20:34:43Z
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.description.abstractThe building construction sector is responsible for significant consumption of natural resources, energy, and the production of waste. The increasing scarcity and costs of raw resources for buildings and their components has recently driven industry researchers to investigate alternative building practices. Shifting from linear to circular economies using innovative building concepts of modular construction have been previously identified for their combined potential to reduce inefficiencies, environmental impacts, and contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The objective of this study is to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of converging circular business models with residential modular construction in Western Canada. Using an investigative and exploratory approach, the qualitative methods of this research determined that the potential opportunities of incorporating circular principles with modular homebuilding are outweighed by the existing barriers. These concluding findings indicated that the practical application of this circular business model was not currently considered to be feasible.
dc.identifier.citationCunningham, N. (2021). A Feasibility Study: Investigating Sustainable Building Practices And The Circular Economy In Modular Structures For Residential Use In Western Canada (Unpublished master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/113942
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/39259
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentSustainable Energy Development
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Designen_US
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyHaskayne School of Businessen_US
dc.publisher.facultyLawen_US
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgary
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA Feasibility Study: Investigating Sustainable Building Practices And The Circular Economy In Modular Structures For Residential Use In Western Canada
dc.typereport
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)
ucalgary.scholar.levelGraduateen_US
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