The 3rd General Assembly of the HOUSEFUL project was held in Brussels (Belgium) on 27 and 28 November 2019, as part of the call for proposals for Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
The HOUSEFUL project is formed by a consortium of sixteen European entities covering a wide range of knowledge and is coordinated by the LEITAT Technology Centre in Terrassa (Spain). IDP is leading the task 4.8 within the work package 4 for the drafting of the executive project and obtaining the building permits for the demonstrators 1 and 2, multi-family housing buildings in Sabadell and Sant Quirze (Barcelona) respectively.
The project proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector, demonstrating the feasibility of an integrated systemic service composed of 11 circular solutions. These circular solutions are developed in 5 areas:
- definition of an innovative holistic model of integrated services, replicable to other residential buildings,
- circular approach to the use and end of life of building materials,
- efficient treatment and reuse of water in the domestic environment,
- economically viable and sustainable solutions for the management of construction waste,
- and improving energy efficiency and savings in buildings by generating and using biogas through anaerobic digestion of sewage.
The HOUSEFUL concept is being developed on a large scale in 4 demonstration points located in Austria and Spain, adapting the concept to different scenarios, including social housing buildings, in order to validate its technical, environmental, social, economic and regulatory feasibility
During this third assembly, the main results achieved to date have been shared and the foundations have been laid for the strategy to be developed in future activities, which include several innovative mechanisms to adapt the methodology to different regional contexts.