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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2017TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 926 187,50

Participants (16)

INSTITUT DE TECNOLOGIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 452 787,50
Address
Calle Wellington 19
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 742,50
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 026 555,25
Address
Baumgartenstrasse 93
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA DE L'HABITATGE DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 638 675
Address
Calle De La Diputacio 92
08015 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VISUM LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 8 213,39
Address
Coolkeragh Lower
V31 Listowel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SISTEMES AVANCATS D ENERGIA SOLAR TERMICA SCCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 404 993,75
Address
Calle Roger De Lluria 29 3R 2E
08009 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 382 532,50
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHITEKTURBURO REINBERG ZT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 199 949,75
Address
Lindengasse 39/8
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURNTOO B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 420 446,25
Address
Hamerstraat 3 H
1021 JT Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEMEINNUTZIGE BAU-, WOHN UND SIEDLUNGSGENOSSENSCHAFT NEUES LEBEN REGISTRIERTE GENOSSENCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 185 062,50
Address
Troststrasse 108
1100 Wien
Activity type
Other
COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 253 437,50
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS FORDEVELOPMENT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 643,50
Address
Plaza Sant Jaume 10 Planta 2 Puerta 2
08192 Sant Quirze Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 489 625
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other
IDP INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 475 865,25
Address
Avenida Francesc Macia 60 3 Planta
08208 Sabadell Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOMEBIOGAS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 167 487,25
Address
Hadasa Neurim
40293 Bet Yanai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 024,11
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)