Circular Seattle 2030
Circular Cities & Regions
Circular Seattle is a community centered Art and Industry Initiative geared towards meeting the needs of the 21st century.
Designed to promote resiliency in Seattle's Urban Villages, Circular Seattle's goal is to cultivate collaboration between the art and industrial sectors, challenging them to reimagine how we live, work, and thrive in post-carbon warming world.
Circular Seattle invites artists, engineers, urban planners, industry leaders, and community members to join forces and embark on a journey of exploration. Together, our focus is on inspiring fresh ideas and transformative concepts that will shape a brighter, circular future for the Emerald City as a climate-resilient Circular City.
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Circular Seattle recognizes that achieving environmental, cultural, and economic resiliency requires a collective effort and cross-sector partnerships. By bringing together the creative vision of artists and the technical expertise of the industrial sector, the initiative promotes transformative change on an industrial level.
A global circular economy is the design challenge for the 21st century, It call for the redesign of just about everything our modern economy has to offer in an attempt to stabilize Earth ecosystems against the backdrop of an increasingly industrialized world.
This is where the fun begins!
Seattle's Built Environment is a Significant Source of Carbon Emissions
Building Decarbonization refers to the process of reducing or eliminating carbon emissions from the construction and operation of buildings. It is a crucial component of efforts to mitigate climate change and transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.
Disrupting the Waste-to-Landfill Value-Chain in the Construction Industry
The Living Building Challenge is a certification program for buildings that are designed to be net-zero energy, net-zero water, and net-zero waste. Many Living Building Challenge certified buildings are made from bio-based building materials.
RETHINK. REVISE. RETOOL.
On-Demand Manufacturing is a manufacturing system in which products are only manufactured when needed and in quantities required. This is in contrast to traditional manufacturing, in which products are manufactured in large quantities and stored in facilities until they are sold, distributed, and delivered.
On-Demand Manufacturing is made possible by advances in digital manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, CNC machining, and laser cutting. These technologies allow manufacturers to produce products quickly and efficiently, without the need for large upfront investments in tooling and machinery.
CITY LIGHT. NATURAL GAS. WATER. SEWER. WASTE MANAGEMENT
Decentralized Energy Systems (DES) are energy systems that are not centrally controlled and managed. Instead, they are made up of a network of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), which are small-scale energy generation and storage devices that are located close to where the energy is consumed.
Seattle Center—Cover Photo Credit: Christopher James @topher8484 (Instagram)
Circular Seattle—Art & Industry