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Innovative circular solutions and services for new business opportunities in the EU housing sector

Objective

The housing sector is a major contributor to current global problems of resource depletion and climate change, representing one of the most important consuming sectors at EU level: 50% of all extracted materials, 40% of final energy consumption, 33% of water consumption and 33% of all produced waste. The lock-in to the linear business models of today is causing many environmental problems and is one of the major barriers in transition towards a circular economy. HOUSEFUL project proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector by demonstrating the feasibility of an integrated systemic service composed of 11 circular solutions. HOUSEFUL will introduce solutions to become more resource efficient throughout the lifecycle of a building, taking into account an integrated circular approach where energy, materials, waste and water aspects are considered. This approach fosters new forms of co-creation, increasing the collaboration among stakeholders of the housing value chain to develop new circular solutions and services. HOUSEFUL concept will be large scale demonstrated at 4 demo-sites in Austria and Spain, adapting the concept to different scenarios, including in social housing buildings. HOUSEFUL solutions will be evaluated from an environmental (Life Cycle Assessment), economic (Life Cycle Cost) and social (Social Assessment) point of view. The results obtained will be used to define an integrated HOUSEFUL service which will be driven and promoted through a SaaS (Software as a Service). The SaaS will integrate a Circularity Tool to quantify the circularity level of buildings and will include different circular solutions to be offered as services, encouraging the housing value chain to redesign traditional business models towards circular ones. 10 EU Follower buildings will be engaged with the support of a Collaborative Community of Housing Experts to replicate HOUSEFUL results and maximise the impact of the project.
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ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 926 187,50

Participants (15)

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INSTITUT DE TECNOLOGIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 452 787,50

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 462 742,50

ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 026 555,25

AGENCIA DE L'HABITATGE DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 638 675

VISUM LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 290 237,50

SISTEMES AVANCATS DE ENERGIA SOLAR TERMICA SCCL - AIGUASOL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 404 993,75

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 382 532,50

ARCHITEKTURBURO REINBERG ZT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 199 949,75

TURNTOO B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 420 446,25

GEMEINNUTZIGE BAU-, WOHN UND SIEDLUNGSGENOSSENSCHAFT NEUES LEBEN REGISTRIERTE GENOSSENCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 185 062,50

COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 253 437,50

WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS FORDEVELOPMENT SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 220 643,50

FONDAZIONE ICONS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 489 625

IDP INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA IBERIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 475 865,25

HOMEBIOGAS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 167 487,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776708

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 535 247,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 997 228,50

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain