September 5, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
Today’s key fact data shows that almost 1/3 of waste generated in the EU is of construction and Demolition waste. The situation creates great opportunities for reuse of the waste to support circular economy approach. If we also consider that the building stock, both residential and service, is responsible for 40% of energy consumption, the necessary steps to achieve the EU goals towards zero energy buildings are minimising of heat losses and improvement of HVAC systems.
This Workshop “Transforming Construction Waste into Energy Efficient Solutions” will present in the form of interactive presentations, videos, demonstration elements how with cooperation of research and industry connect and achieve these two goals. There will be demonstrated small panel models from InnoWEE project (samples of external insulation panels + active radiant panel setup + kit of monitoring equipment + technical poster/brochures) and samples of milled mineral wool and mineral wool geopolymers from WOOL2LOOP project supported by presentation and posters, as well as dynamic discussions focusing on the innovative solutions for converting construction and demolition waste (CDW) into new prefabricated elements and/or components for better energy efficiency of buildings provided with lower environmental impact compared to traditional solutions.
What will be presented are the results of two R&D projects currently realised within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. InnoWEE started in 2016, while WOOL2LOOP is the newest aligning project addressing CDW and mineral wool into novel low carbon construction materials from mineral wool replacing OPC in the concrete, but both offer interesting results significant for circular economy, energy efficiency and the European market.