Recycled content case study: Edinburgh Airport Car Park
This case study assesses how BAA could improve the levels of recycled content in an airport car park at no extra cost through better informed selection of common building products.
BAA worked with WRAP to assess the levels of recycled content used in its construction of a multi-storey car park. Discussions with suppliers showed that current practice was already good. However, by using commercially equivalent alternatives, they could have achieved more.
This study highlights that a 10% requirement is readily achievable and higher levels of recycled content can be achieved at no extra cost through better informed selection of common building products.
BAA discovered that they could have achieved better results (21.2%) at no extra cost using readily available materials.
Concrete components representing the greatest opportunity to increase overall recycled content with further opportunities identified in the wall and floor finishes, barrier matting, and ceiling tiles.