Henrique Sala BenitesUNSW Sydney | UNSW · School of Built Environment
Henrique Sala Benites
Circular economy and regenerative design approaches for the built environment
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Citations since 2017
8 Research Items
Research merging the application of circular economy and regenerative design to the transition of the existing urban environment.
September 2018 - January 2019
- PhD Student
- Embedded in the Division of Building Technology, as part of the activities of building stock modelling, urban metabolism and its visualisation.
August 2017 - present
- − SUSD0002 Resources, Materials and Sustainability − SUSD0016 Sustainable Infrastructure − BEIL0010 Creating Value for BE Clients − ARCH1201 Architectural Design Studio 3, Urban Block − BEIL6001 International Planning
The circular economy and regenerative design approaches, although still emerging in the built environment, are important pathways to move away from the degenerative business-as-usual practices in the sector. In this paper, we investigate the perception, awareness, and practices of built environment professionals regarding the adoption of a combined...
Despite the increasing use of neighbourhood sustainability assessment tools (NSAT), their linear approach may be insufficient to tackle the global and local social and ecological challenges. The circular economy (CE) has recently emerged as a new pathway, adopted by corporations and public organisations. Understanding how to apply CE to existing co...
There is potential in applying the circular economy (CE) and regenerative design (RD) models for the redevelopment of urban areas as a response to the current linear and mechanistic practices that still contribute to exceeding planetary boundaries and reinforcing social inequalities. Despite these models' common roots, they are usually approached q...
Learning from nature may be the most important step towards improving cities in the context of environmental and climate issues. However, many of the current approaches to make cities greener or more sustainable are still linear and insufficient to deal with these growing challenges. In this scenario, the adoption of regenerative and circular lense...
This report (in Spanish) analyses global circular economy case studies in construction with the aim of proposing business models for the context of Chile. Based on the literature, it proposes a typology guide used to classify the case studies. Benchmarking is then conducted to the Chilean context so that a set of 3 business models is developed as a...
The actual contribution of neighborhood sustainability assessment (NSA) tools to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in urban precincts is still unclear. This paper discusses the limitations and potentialities in the use of an NSA tool, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND), in the context of São P...
Urban planning instruments have evolved by quantitatively considering the inclusion of vegetation for stormwater management, biodiversity enhancement and microclimate benefits. In this context, drawing upon São Paulo‟s Environmental Quota (QA), this study has performed a comparative analysis of the design parameters required in different instrument...
"Planning instruments for vegetation enhancement in urban areas: Compared analysis based on São Paulo's Environmnental Quota." ABSTRACT Urban planning instruments have evolved by quantitatively considering the inclusion of vegetation for stormwater management, biodiversity enhancement and microclimate benefits. In this context, drawing upon São Pa...
O presente trabalho pretendeu compreender, tendo por base as negociações internacionais focadas em mudanças climáticas, qual o impacto da adesão de China e Estados Unidos ao Acordo de Paris, resultado último da COP 21, realizada em Paris, em novembro e dezembro de 2015, e ratificado por 195 Partes (países no jargão da ONU) durante evento na ONU em...
The current scenario of the planet, predominantly and increasingly urban, is one in which cities account for over 70% of emissions related to energy consumption. Cities are suffering the consequences of climate change resulting from the exponential increase in anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). Scientists are struggling to engage na...
The research group on "environmental postures in architecture and urbanism" linked to the school of architecture and urbanism from the Mackenzie University in São Paulo developed within the comfort laboratory, several studies focusing constructive techniques achievable to skyscrapers and adjusted to natural and social environments of a metropolis l...
This project focused on applying circular economy and regenerative design concepts to the built environment sector.
This project aims at undertanding how green infrastructure can help cities adapt to the challenges of climate change.