CHARM had its kick-off meeting in Eindhoven. Read about the exciting details of the beginning of the project. Read More
CHARM - Circular Housing Asset Renovation & Management
The building sector is responsible for more than 60% of resource use in Europe with more than 30-50% of material use taking place in the housing construction sector. The sector also generates about one third of all waste in the EU. It is because of these staggering statistics that increasing resource efficiency in the housing sector is of great importance for a sustainable society.
Currently, the trend is to improve recycling of building materials from demolition waste. This often leads to downcycling, reducing the use value of materials. For example, concrete from buildings being converted to form the foundations of roads. A circular economy promotes optimal reuse of building materials at at least an equivalent value, such as bricks reused as bricks.
CHARM develops and implements an asset management approach that prevents downcycling of materials in renovation and construction of social rented dwellings by creating:
- circular building strategies tested in demonstration exemplars
- guidelines for a circular procurement strategy for social housing organisations
- material exchange platforms to enable circular flows of materials and building components in the social rented sector
The project output will be jointly generated by social housing organisations from 4 countries in the InterregNWE region (Belgium, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom), in co-creation with supply chain partners and knowledge institutes.
The CHARM building strategies will lead to 36% of materials being prevented from downcycling, compared to the current maximum of 10%. This is equivalent to 40.000 tonnes of annual material recovery by the project partners alone. Dissemination and uptake of the results in the social rented sector in the NWE region will be achieved through the involvement of European, as well as national, innovation exchange platforms.
Accord Housing Association Limited
178 Birmingham Road
21 bis rue Claude Bernard
Housing corporation Woonbedrijf
39 Grote Markt
European Federation for Living
University of Birmingham
Delft University of Technology
|Delft University of Technology||Vincent Gruis||
|Accord Housing Association Limited||Carl Taylor||Carl.Taylor@bchs.coop||United Kingdom|
|Paris Habitat||Isabelle Quet-Hamonfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Housing corporation Woonbedrijf||Rob Bogaartsemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Zonnige Kempen||Luc Stijnenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|European Federation for Living||Joost Nieuwenhuijzenemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Kamp C||Jonathan Verdonckfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|University of Birmingham||Halima Sacranie||H.Sacranie@bham.ac.uk||United Kingdom|
Project update meeting to be held at the offices of Paris Habitat.
Join the CHARM project team for their kick-off meeting! Come learn about and discuss circular principles in the affordable housing sector.