THE BARRIERS TO AND DRIVERS OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE BLINDS AND SHUTTERS INDUSTRY IN THE UK

Conference item


Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2016). THE BARRIERS TO AND DRIVERS OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE BLINDS AND SHUTTERS INDUSTRY IN THE UK. 5th International conference on Life Cycle Assessment: Life Cycle Thinking for leading managers. Lille, France 08 - 09 Nov 2016 London South Bank University.
AuthorsAndrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D
Abstract

Blinds and shutters create privacy in residential and commercial buildings; they can also be used to keep rooms cool when sunny and to minimise heat loss at night or in winter, which reduces use of air conditioning and heating, associated energy inputs, carbon and other outputs and costs. In addition to controlling temperature, they also reduce glare and control light levels, all of which contribute to general health and well-being. In many instances however these products are not used correctly and consequently their potential is not fully realised. Consequently a streamlined LCA was undertaken to measure overall environmental impact and to promote the value of blinds as passive and sustainable energy saving products in a typical house in the UK. The LCA also shows that recycling has a lower impact than other end-of-life scenarios although at present the majority of blinds and shutters are either landfilled, down-cycled with construction waste, or incinerated with energy recovery. The materials used in conjunction with component design, assembly, and disassembly processes indicate that it is technically feasible to develop a Circular Economy for this industrial sector to conserve resources and energy although there are a number of barriers to its development; therefore this paper concludes by discussing these barriers and drivers for change in order to help businesses to develop a Circular Economy and to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Year2016
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
Publication dates
Print08 Nov 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Jan 2017
Accepted08 Nov 2016
Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/87198

  • 4
    total views
  • 3
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Related outputs

A London Residential Retrofit Case Study: Evaluating passive mitigation methods of reducing risk to overheating through the use of solar shading combined with night-time ventilation.
De Grussa, Z, Andrews, D, Lowry, G, Newton, EJ, Yiakoumeti, k, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2019). A London Residential Retrofit Case Study: Evaluating passive mitigation methods of reducing risk to overheating through the use of solar shading combined with night-time ventilation. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology.
Encouraging remanufacturing in the retail refrigeration industry
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ and Proudman, P (2019). Encouraging remanufacturing in the retail refrigeration industry. Energy Procedia. 161, pp. 283-291.
Circular economy and behaviour change: Using persuasive communication to encourage pro-circular behaviours towards the purchase of remanufactured refrigeration equipment
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I and Newton, EJ (2019). Circular economy and behaviour change: Using persuasive communication to encourage pro-circular behaviours towards the purchase of remanufactured refrigeration equipment. Journal of Cleaner Production. 222, pp. 499-510.
The Impact of Policy Changes: The Opportunities of Community Renewable Energy Projects in the UK and the Barriers they Face
Mirzania, P, Andrews, D, Ford, A and Maidment, G (2019). The Impact of Policy Changes: The Opportunities of Community Renewable Energy Projects in the UK and the Barriers they Face. Energy Policy.
Data Centres in 2030: Comparative Case Studies that Illustrate the Potential of the Design for the Circular Economy as an Enabler of Sustainability.
Andrews, D and Whitehead, B (2019). Data Centres in 2030: Comparative Case Studies that Illustrate the Potential of the Design for the Circular Economy as an Enabler of Sustainability. Sustainable Innovation 2019: 22nd International Conference Road to 2030: Sustainability, Business Models, Innovation and Design. Epsom, Surrey 04 - 05 Mar 2019
Developing a Circular Economy in the Retail Refrigeration Industry: The Influence of Financial Incentives, Quality Standards and Process Supporting Tools on the Behavioural Intentions to Purchase and Produce Remanufactured Refrigeration Equipment
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ and Proudman, P (2018). Developing a Circular Economy in the Retail Refrigeration Industry: The Influence of Financial Incentives, Quality Standards and Process Supporting Tools on the Behavioural Intentions to Purchase and Produce Remanufactured Refrigeration Equipment. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains (ICSEF 2018). Paphos, Cyprus 17 - 19 Oct 2018
Design and the Circular Economy in the UK Blinds and Shutter Industry
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). Design and the Circular Economy in the UK Blinds and Shutter Industry. in: Charter, M (ed.) Designing for the Circular Economy Oxford Routledge. pp. 360-368
The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and their Impact on the Built Environment
Venturi, L, Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z and Chaer, I (2018). The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and their Impact on the Built Environment. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London South Bank University, London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 London South Bank University.
Community Energy in the UK: The End or the Beginning of a Brighter Future?
Mirzania, P, Andrews, D, Ford, A and Maidment, GG (2017). Community Energy in the UK: The End or the Beginning of a Brighter Future? Energy for Society: 1st international conference on Energy Research & Social Science. Sitges, Spain 05 - 07 Apr 2017 London South Bank University.
The use and impact of manual and motorised blinds as aids to thermal and visual comfort in domestic buildings in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2017). The use and impact of manual and motorised blinds as aids to thermal and visual comfort in domestic buildings in the UK. Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally. London South Bank University, London London South Bank University.
A tale from the tropics: Education for sustainability and the value of project based learning
Andrews, D and Townsend, B (2017). A tale from the tropics: Education for sustainability and the value of project based learning. Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future: 19th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION. Oslo, Norway 07 - 08 Sep 2017 London South Bank University.
Growing Spaces: developing a sustainability literate graduate.
Andrews, D and Soares, S (2017). Growing Spaces: developing a sustainability literate graduate. Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future: 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Oslo, Norway 07 - 08 Sep 2017 London South Bank University.
A Case Study assessing the impact of Shading Systems combined with Night-Time Ventilation strategies on Overheating within a Residential Property
De Grussa, A, Andrews, D, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2017). A Case Study assessing the impact of Shading Systems combined with Night-Time Ventilation strategies on Overheating within a Residential Property. 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent & 4th venticool Conference, 2017 Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings,. Nottingham, UK 13 - 14 Sep 2017 London South Bank University.
Data Center Sustainability Indices
Tozer, R, Flucker, S, Whitehead, B and Andrews, D (2018). Data Center Sustainability Indices. 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo. Chicago, USA 20 - 24 Jan 2018 London South Bank University.
The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and Their Impact on the Built Environment.
Venturi, L, Andrews, D and De Grussa, Z (2018). The Challenge of Modelling Solar Shading Products and Their Impact on the Built Environment. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 London South Bank University.
A Real-world Study of the Relationship between Subjective Assessment of Productivity, Subjective Perception of Environmental Conditions and Objective Productivity Measures
De Grussa, Z, Andrews, D, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). A Real-world Study of the Relationship between Subjective Assessment of Productivity, Subjective Perception of Environmental Conditions and Objective Productivity Measures. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 London South Bank University.
The Pro-Circular Change Model (P-CCM)– Proposing A Framework Facilitating Behavioural Change Towards a Circular Economy
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Newton, EJ, Chaer, I and Proudman, P (2018). The Pro-Circular Change Model (P-CCM)– Proposing A Framework Facilitating Behavioural Change Towards a Circular Economy. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK. in: Charter, M (ed.) Designing for the Circular Economy London Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Potential life cycle carbon savings with low emissivity packaging for refrigerated food on display
Davies, GF, Man, CMD, Andrews, D, Paurine, A, Hutchins, MG and Maidment, GG (2012). Potential life cycle carbon savings with low emissivity packaging for refrigerated food on display. Journal of Food Engineering. 109 (2), pp. 202-208.
A Carbon Footprint Study and a Life Cycle Assessment of an identical Refrigerated Display Cabinet: comparative analysis of the respective ratios of embodied and operational impacts
Bibalou, D, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Maidment, GG and Longhurst, M (2014). A Carbon Footprint Study and a Life Cycle Assessment of an identical Refrigerated Display Cabinet: comparative analysis of the respective ratios of embodied and operational impacts. 4th International Conference on Life Cycle Approaches. Lille, France 05 - 06 Nov 2014 London South Bank University.
Incentivising pro-circular behaviours: proposing a new enhanced capital allowance scheme for remanufactured products - the case of refrigerated display cabinets in the United Kingdom
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ, Proudman, P and Longhurst, M (2017). Incentivising pro-circular behaviours: proposing a new enhanced capital allowance scheme for remanufactured products - the case of refrigerated display cabinets in the United Kingdom. Energy Procedia. 123, pp. 369-374.
Pro-circular behaviours and refrigerated display cabinets: supporting resource efficiency in the retail refrigeration sector
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ, Proudman, P and Longhurst, M (2017). Pro-circular behaviours and refrigerated display cabinets: supporting resource efficiency in the retail refrigeration sector. Energy Procedia. 123, pp. 70-75.
Energy and Water Environmental Trade-Offs of Data Center Cooling Technologies
Andrews, D, Flucker, S, Whitehead, B and Tozer, R (2017). Energy and Water Environmental Trade-Offs of Data Center Cooling Technologies. ASHRAE winter conference. Las Vegas, USA 28 Jan - 01 Feb 2017 London South Bank University.
The Challenges and Benefits of Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2016). The Challenges and Benefits of Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK. Sustainable Innovation 2016, 21st International Conference - ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design'. University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK 07 - 08 Nov 2016 London South Bank University.
Using Life Cycle Assessment to Illustrate the Benefits of Blinds as Passive and Sustainable Energy Saving Products in the Domestic Environment in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z and Chaer, I (2015). Using Life Cycle Assessment to Illustrate the Benefits of Blinds as Passive and Sustainable Energy Saving Products in the Domestic Environment in the UK. Going north for sustainability. London South Bank University 25 Nov 2015 London South Bank University.
An Assessment of Differing Environmental and Economic Factors and their Impact on the Development of a Circular Economy for Refrigerated Display Cabinets in the UK
Andrews, D, Muranko, Z and Chaer, I (2015). An Assessment of Differing Environmental and Economic Factors and their Impact on the Development of a Circular Economy for Refrigerated Display Cabinets in the UK. Sustainable Innovation 2015. University for the Creative Arts Epsom, Surrey, UK 09 - 10 Nov 2015 London South Bank University.
Talking with experts - from research to objects: using academic research as the basis of collaborative and cross disciplinary projects for design students
Soares, S and Andrews, D (2016). Talking with experts - from research to objects: using academic research as the basis of collaborative and cross disciplinary projects for design students. 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Aalborg, Denmark 08 - 09 Sep 2016 London South Bank University.
DEVELOPING CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE RETAIL REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY: HOW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES COULD INFLUENCE REMANUFACTURiNG OF REFRIGERATED DISPLAY CABINETS IN THE UK
Muranko, Z, Andrews, D, Chaer, I, Newton, EJ, Proudman, P and Longhurst, M (2016). DEVELOPING CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE RETAIL REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY: HOW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES COULD INFLUENCE REMANUFACTURiNG OF REFRIGERATED DISPLAY CABINETS IN THE UK. Sustainable Innovation 2016 21st International Conference ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design. University for the Creative Arts Epsom, Surrey, UK 07 - 08 Nov 2016 London South Bank University.
A Literature Review Outlining the Importance of Blinds and Shutters as a Sustainable Asset that has the Potential to enhance the Productivity of Occupants in the UK
De Grussa, Z, Andrews, D, Newton, EJ, Lowry, GD, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2016). A Literature Review Outlining the Importance of Blinds and Shutters as a Sustainable Asset that has the Potential to enhance the Productivity of Occupants in the UK. Going North for Sustainability Doctoral Workshop ARCOM / CHOBE. London South Bank University, London 30 Jun 2016 London South Bank University.