Resource efficiency today is traded-off against other priorities due to fragmented thinking in strategy and policy. In response UK FIRES will develop new holistic analysis, benchmarks and standards to release climate resilient goods and businesses.
Today’s industrial system was designed without resource constraints and is incompatible with a zero-emissions future. In response UK FIRES will use exemplar innovations to reveal the pathways to delivering a future-fit UK industrial renaissance with products, services and processes designed for resource efficiency.
Our understanding of today’s resource transformation and use is constrained by an information deficit. In response UK FIRES will develop the digital tools to design resilience into a future industrial system.
The bulk materials today are cheap and used inefficiently due to over-specification and production scrap. In response UK FIRES will eliminate waste by revealing the full range of options for design and production, using technologies available today, which can counter the design lock-in of existing inefficient practices.