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

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The main goal of the HOUSEFUL project is to develop and demonstrate an integrated systemic service (HOUSEFUL Service) composed of 11 circular solutions co-created by stakeholders in the current housing value chain. The HOUSEFUL Service will aim at the circular management and efficient use of water, waste, energy and material resources for all stages of European building life-cycle. The integrated systemic service will be presented as an on-line Software as a Service (SaaS), enabling the replication of proposed circular solutions offered to stakeholders as Circular Economy Business Opportunities(CEBOs) at EU level: renting, leasing, customer service, capacity building service and/or combination of them. HOUSEFUL will enhance the systemic shift in the housing sector providing the best strategy to move towards a circular economy while facilitating the decision-making process among stakeholders.

The design of a new, more efficient process and procedures (EPP) for the construction/refurbishment and demolition phases, leading to a net reduction in the use of resources (materials, energy and water), minimising the waste destined to landfills (reduction from current 40% to 10% in 10 years as a realistic scenario, considering that the aim of circular economy package is 5% until 2030) and selecting/using sustainable materials (M) for improving the energy efficiency of buildings.

WE&B are the leaders of WP3 that will aim at developing and implementing the Social Engagement Strategies.

  • WE&B will also lead task 5.2 that will assess the socio-economic impacts
  • WE&B will also participate in task 6.1.1 on business modelling and 2 on developing the HOUSEFUL SaaS functionalities.
  • Under task work package 7, WE&B will participate in 7.1 giving valuable input into the communication strategy and coordinating the tasks related to WP3.
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