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.
The HOUSEFUL project proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector. The main goal is to develop and demonstrate an integrated systemic service composed of 11 circular solutions co-created by stakeholders in the housing value chain. The HOUSEFUL approach will be demonstrated in 4 demo-sites in Austria and Spain, adapting the concept to different scenarios, including social housing buildings. The project’s solutions will be evaluated from an environmental, economic and social point of view.
for all stages of building's life-cycle
Circular management & efficient use
and material resources
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°776708.