Welcome to Theme Park by GPD!
Theme Park by GPD was originally born in 2021 as an idea to recognize authors who submitted publication material for the GPD Finland 2021 proceedings book.
This week, we look at glass and sustainability. The concept of sustainability generally refers to the ability to maintain an activity continuously over time. Studies approach the concept via three pillars: economic, environmental, and social.
The economic pillar looks at preserving natural resources that would provide physical inputs (renewable & exhaustible) for economic production.
The environmental pillar looks at resources that must be maintained for economic production to happen e.g.the atmosphere.
The social pillar looks at how human activities or behavior affect the economic system e.g., goals set to eradicate hunger.
Renewable and reusable materials are classified as sustainable. Glass is recyclable and reusable.
“Design with more freedom by engineering less impact.”
“The tunnel test in the United States does not incorporate the latest innovations in environmental reflective testing as found in other countries. Notwithstanding, legislation, testing standards, and prescriptive solutions are being adopted forged from the first surface mantra of an industry.”
“Re-use of building materials is a response to the climate emergency following the circular economy principles. Through an informal collaboration, we have been exploring innovative processes to dismantle Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) – with robots!”
Graham Dodd & Eva Babic