HOUSEFUL

Baumgartenstraße 93
1140 Wien

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alchemia-nova GmbH

Baumgartenstraße 93
1140 Wien

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Neues Leben - Gem. Bau-, Wohn- und Siedlungsgen.

Troststraße 108
1100 Wien

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Circular economy in the housing sector

Within the EU innovation project HOUSEFUL (Grant Agreement N°776708), innovative systems for recycling household waste or wastewater as resources are developed on site and implemented in demonstration buildings. The aim of the HOUSEFUL project is to develop technical solutions in combination with services in a participatory process with stakeholders at the building level and thus define circular economy models. The EU project focuses on solutions that enable efficient use of water, waste, energy, and material resources. These solutions will be made generally available on an online platform at the end of the project.

In four demonstration buildings (2 in Spain, 2 in Austria), different technical solutions are applied and developed into circular business models together with stakeholders:

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Project Cambium, Fehring (Styria)

The demonstration building in Fehring, in southern Styria, is the project Cambium – Living in Community in the former Hadik Barracks Fehring. Here, the organic waste from the building is collected and converted into resources that can be used on site. The organic solids, i.e., the kitchen waste, are recycled in an in-house biogas plant, the biogas produced in the process is used directly on site for cooking, and the digestate from the biogas plant is composted for use in the vegetable garden. The liquid organic components of the toilet wastewater are treated by the VertECO vertical constructed wetlands for safe reuse as service water with perfect nutrient content for fertilizing the vegetable garden and flushing the toilets.

You can find more info about the Cambium project here: How to live in a HOUSEFUL house? | alchemia-nova

Donaufelder Street, Vienna

The demonstration building in Vienna is located in Floridsdorf on Donaufelder Straße. It can be compared with about 70% of all residential buildings in Austria from the point of view of building construction. For this reason, it is an interesting model for possible replication and dissemination activities within the project. HOUSEFUL will improve the closing of loops in this building by proposing solutions for calculations, new methods for stakeholder engagement, and co-design of innovative solutions for materials, waste, and energy resources.

Building Integrated Modeling (BIM) models and "material passports" will be created for all HOUSEFUL demonstration buildings to enable deconstruction capability of the building at the end of its life cycle.

Videos

HOUSEFUL Project presentation video

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2020 How will we live tomorrow? Lecture 16.09.2020 | 17:30 - | 20:30 WEST (ehem. Sophienspital) | Stollgasse 17/ Ecke Neubaugürtel

Yes, we all can feel it, summers in cities, like Vienna get sometimes unbearably hot. But let’s not complain like typical Viennese. Let’s focus on the solutions. How to counter “urban heat islands”? Professional inputs and a discussion with the audience will address the question how to oppose urban heat islands.

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IBA ResearchLab 2020: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Social Housing – Bottom Up and Local Perspectives | Tag 1

2020 Wie wohnen wir morgen? How will we live tomorrow? Digitale Vorträge & Online-Diskussionen IBA-Symposium 07.09.2020 | 14:00 - 07.09.2020 | 17:00 online |

In 2020, the summer school will have a themativ focus on climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. Global warming and climate change bring about dramatic challenges for social housing.

Cooperation Partners

alchemia-nova GmbH

Baumgartenstraße 93
1140 Wien

Open Website

Neues Leben - Gem. Bau-, Wohn- und Siedlungsgen.

Troststraße 108
1100 Wien

Open Website