S9

Optimal management of waste at the end of building life cycle

Solution 9 is focused on the analysis of maximum recovery and valorisation potential of existing materials in buildings (i.e. envelope, facade, etc) at refurbishment or demolition stage, providing demolition guides to guarantee the best and safety management of waste streams.

In HOUSEFUL, this innovative solution will be offered to stakeholders as a service, focused on Design for Disassembly (DfD) principles impacting in the new design of residential buildings with increased longevity by easier renovation potential, using simple and modular building structures and systems during construction phase to make easier and much more efficient the dismantling process.

The solution includes the selection of safety procedures for disassembly and reuse of non-hazardous materials in construction elements, aiming to achieve a potential reduction in 30% of CDW currently produced during building dismantling/demolition. The DfD will ensure materials are easily reused through the use of non-hazardous and durable materials. Thus, DfD service allows an easier maintenance, repair, recovery and reuse of components and materials that still have economic value for reuse in other buildings.

Optimal management of waste at the end of building life cycle