Innovative circular solutions and services for the housing sector
At EU level, the housing sector is responsible for 9% of GDP, but it also uses 50% of the extracted materials, 40% and 30% of available energy and water respectively, aside from causing 30% of total waste and 35% of green-house gas emissions. No doubt that actions like HOUSEFUL are needed.
HOUSEFUL will pursue its objectives by designing innovative interventions for efficient management of materials, waste, water and energy along the entire housing value chain. This will be done by demonstrating the feasibility of an integrated systemic service composed of 11 circular solutions, which will be demonstrated in four different buildings located in Vienna and nearby Barcelona.
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Sustainable is beautiful
Articles - 01 Aug 2022
Beauty in architecture is often expensive, while sustainability should be affordable and widespread. Does this mean that aesthetics and sustainability are in conflict? Or can one integrate the other? Solutions exist. What we need is a cultural revolution.
How can we use circular principles to drive innovation and sustainability in the housing sector?
Project's updates - 26 Jul 2022
In recent years, Housing Europe has actively begun promoting the use of circular principles. As part of the International Social Housing Festival in Helsinki, Housing Europe team organised a workshop that explored how social housing providers can plan and successfully execute circular building renovations in a resource and cost-efficient way.
Circular is better: recyclable buildings to save the planet
Articles - 06 Jul 2022
House units that can be reassembled into other buildings. Citizens’ groups volunteering to renovate the existing stock with natural materials. And an EU project testing innovative solutions, to involve users and institutions in a new sustainable model. When the housing sector goes circular, waste and emissions go down.