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.Â LeitatÂ is the scientific coordinator of theÂ HOUSEFUL project, whichÂ was initiated in 2018 and its main goal is to develop and demonstrate an integrated system service composed of 11 circular solutions co-created by different stakeholders. In aÂ newÂ videoÂ uploadedÂ on YouTube,Â Sergio Martinez Lozano presentsÂ the current state of the development activities.Â
HOUSEFUL aims at a circular management of the efficient use of the water-based material and energy resources for all the stages of the project solutions that will be demonstrated in 4 demo buildings: 2 in Spain and 2 in Austria, adapting the concept to different scenarios, including in social housing buildings. One of them in Spain is in the city of Sabadell (Barcelona) and once it will be finished, they would like to demonstrate the real impact of this project whether in Spain and around Europe.
The projectÂ will introduce solutions to become more resource efficient throughout the lifecycle of a building,Â consideringÂ an integrated circular approach where energy, materials, waste and water aspectsÂ areâ€¯considered.
HOUSEFUL solutions will be evaluated from anâ€¯environmental, economic andsocial point of view. 10 EU Follower buildings will be engaged with thesupport of a Collaborative Community of Housing Experts to replicate HOUSEFULresults and maximise the impact of the project.