Circular Economy

A circular built environment designs out waste and strives to capture the maximum value of products and materials through their full lifecycle. It is based on three key principles: 

  • ELIMINATE waste by designing it out through upstream interventions;
  • OPTIMIZE materials and resources by extending the life of buildings and products and recapturing value at end-of-life
  • REGENERATE natural systems by emphasizing renewable energy and materials 

Since 2012, Light House has been helping businesses and cities take advantage of the environmental and economic benefits of circular strategies, including reducing construction waste, reaching net zero climate goals, mitigating risk from supply chain disruptions, as well as a range of other economic and business development benefits. 


Our Circular Services include: 

  • Assessing market capacity and opportunities for the circular built environment
  • Analyzing construction waste data to reduce project costs
  • Supporting businesses to divert up to 90% of their waste through TRUE Certification (Nexxi)
  • Conducting lifecycle assessments to measure project impacts and reduce environmental footprints 
  • Designing and delivering circular skills training 
  • Developing case studies of circular building practices
  • Supporting design for deconstructionin product development and project execution
  • Making evidence-based policy recommendations & developing strategic action frameworks
  • Assisting with the development of a new zero waste construction certification
  • Facilitating meaningful dialogue and connections to advance circular innovationand extended producer responsibility in the building sector