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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The demo building “El bloc dels Mestres” is becoming more and more environmentally friendly
Project's updates - 05 Nov 2021
The restructuring of the demobuilding El bloc dels Mestres continues. And last summer we reached a new, important, milestone: the installation of a cork board insulation, to make this building even more sustainable.
How to bring circularity principles to life in a residential building in Spain – workshop puts a plan together for rollout of three co-creation ideas
Project's updates - 04 Nov 2021
In late September, the project partners Agencia l’habitage de Catalunya and We&B with the participation of LEITAT and iTEC organized a workshop to plan how to implement three co-creation ideas for the HOUSEFUL demo building Quirze del Valles, near Barcelona.
How nature-based solutions could help Vienna grow vegetables for its inhabitants
Press releases - 29 Sep 2021
A paper published by alchemia-nova quantifies the recoverable nutrient budget contained in household wastewater and municipal source-separated organic waste and food that could be produced from these secondary nutrients, with the example of the city of Vienna, Austria.