Circular Economy for Building Materials

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The building sector is the one of the largest consumers of raw materials and producers of waste in the United States. NREL is working to minimize waste from building construction by conducting research on new materials, construction, and building durability, as well as developing new design principles and modeling tools. These efforts are designed to help transform the "linear economy" - where materials are simply used and disposed - into a circular one.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5500-81329


  • advanced construction methods
  • building materials
  • circular economy
  • decarbonization


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