Reuse and Recycling of CDW Materials and Structures in Energy Efficient Prefabricated Elements for Building Refurbishment and Construction - RE4

Mark Whittaker, Konstantinos Grigoriadis, Marios Soutsos, Wei Sha, Andrea Klinge, Sara Paganoni, Maria Casado, Linus Brander, Michael Scullin, Ruben Correia, Tommaso Zerbi, Giovanni Staiano, Irene Merli, Ilaria Ingrosso, Agnese Attanasio, Alessandro Largo

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Abstract

The EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC states that all member states should take all necessary measures in order to achieve at least 70% re-use, recycling or other recovery of non-hazardous Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) by 2020. In response, the Horizon 2020 RE4 project consortium (REuse and REcycling of CDW materials and structures in energy efficient pREfabricated elements for building REfurbishment and construction) consisting of 12 research and industrial partners across Europe, plus a research partner from Taiwan, was set up. For its success, the approach of the project was manifold, developing sorting technologies to first improve upon the quality of recycled aggregate. Simultaneously, CDW streams were assessed for quality and novel applications developed for timber, aggregate, and plastic waste in a variety of products including structural (e.g. beams, columns, slabs) and non-structural (e.g. building blocks, insulation panels, tiles) elements. With all products considered, innovative building concepts have been designed in a bid to improve future recycling of the products by promoting prefabricated construction methods and modular design to ease future recycling and increase value of the construction industry. The developed technologies and products will be put to the test in different test sites in building a 2 storey house containing at least 65% of CDW in the next 6 to 12 months.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS 2019)
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Efficient Building Design and Legislation
EditorsMarina Bagaric, Ivana Banjad Pecur, Hartwig Kunzel
PublisherRILEM Publications s.a.r.l
Pages158-165
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic) 978-2-35158-218-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019
EventRILEM Spring Convention and Sustainable Materials, Systems & Structures Conference - Rovinj, Croatia
Duration: 18 Mar 201923 Mar 2019
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Conference

ConferenceRILEM Spring Convention and Sustainable Materials, Systems & Structures Conference
Abbreviated titleSMSS 2019
CountryCroatia
CityRovinj
Period18/03/201923/03/2019
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Keywords

  • CDW-derived materials, Prefabricated structures, Recycling, Reuse

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    Whittaker, M., Grigoriadis, K., Soutsos, M., Sha, W., Klinge, A., Paganoni, S., Casado, M., Brander, L., Scullin, M., Correia, R., Zerbi, T., Staiano, G., Merli, I., Ingrosso, I., Attanasio, A., & Largo, A. (2019). Reuse and Recycling of CDW Materials and Structures in Energy Efficient Prefabricated Elements for Building Refurbishment and Construction - RE4. In M. Bagaric, I. Banjad Pecur, & H. Kunzel (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS 2019): Energy Efficient Building Design and Legislation (Vol. 2, pp. 158-165). RILEM Publications s.a.r.l.