UKGBC Innovation Portal

Challenges

We are looking for your solutions that address each of the following challenges - wholly or in part. The idea doesn't have to be your own - if you've come across a product or service that you believe fits the challenge, you are welcome to add it - but please provide credit so that we can reach out to the respective owners.

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How can we reduce the amount of waste created during construction and refurbishment, and how can we maximise the use of resources associated with the construction and alteration of buildings? We're looking for products, services and business models that address issues around resources waste including packaging and obsolete equipment.

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How can we better monitor the health of our services, so that we knew imminent outages and inefficiencies well in advance of them causing issues, allowing a more strategic approach to their repair, modernisation or replacement? We're looking for products, services and business models that enable users to understand the health status of their buildings and allow retrofit and modernisation of building services and equipment with as little disruption as possible.  

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How can we maximise the useful life of materials contained within buildings by generating assurance of their quality and strength, and by ensuring that there is a protocol and marketplace for used materials upon deconstruction of buildings at their end of life? We're looking for products, services and business models that increase the facilitate the reuse of materials at the point of refurbishment or deconstruction.

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How can we maximise the usefulness of the assets that we already have, ensure that they’re responsive to the needs of their inhabitants and plan for their use beyond their expected end of life? And when we’re designing new buildings, how can we ensure that they’re fit and adaptable for future changes in use? We're looking for solutions that are either products, services, business models or concepts that increase the flexibility and usefulness of existing and future space.

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