What is Domicology?
Domicology is the study of the economic, social, and environmental characteristics relating to the life cycle of the built environment.
- Recognize that manmade structures have a life cycle
- Examine the life cycle continuum of the built environment and plan, design, construct, and deconstruct in order to maximize the reuse of materials and minimize the negative impacts of a structure's end of useful life
- Identify innovative tools, models, policies, practices, and programs that can sustainably address a structural life cycle
- Conduct research on the technical, economic, and policy challenges present in a structure's life cycle and seek to reduce the negative social, economic, and environmental impacts associated with structural abandonment
The term was coined in 2015 by Dr. Rex LaMore.