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ReBuildings - constructing houses from houses

Reference number
Coordinator Codesign Sweden AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 9 918 220
Project duration February 2021 - January 2023
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration

Purpose and goal

The project contributes to a sustainable construction sector and transition to a circular economy by having: - Strengthened companies´ competitiveness through inclusive innovation work - Valued real estate, reused products, new services - Measured reduction of environmental impact - Raised social aspects based on Due Diligence, ESG & Taxonomin - Ensured quality of materials, technical, architectural, constructive solutions - Mapped the construction process for circular material flows, Återhusprocessen - Verified technical solutions & Återhus-process in pilot projects

Expected results and effects

The project results and effects are to create: - An increased interest in the reuse of heavy building parts made of steel and concrete (more developers want to implement the reuse of building frames); - Conditions for circular business models; - Conditions for upscaling the reuse of heavy building parts, a market for circular products and materials; - Conditions for sustainable funding; - Significant reduction of the industry´s environmental impact caused by extraction of virgin materials and waste volumes; - Protection of biodiversity; - Social inclusion and sustainable cities

Planned approach and implementation

"Återhus" is a collaborative project that has delivered results within 11 work packages in the following areas: 1. Technology and products (AP 4, 5, 6), 2. Business models (AP 2), 3. Infrastructure and production systems (AP 5, 6 ) 4. Policy and regulations (AP 3), 5. Culture and values (AP 1, 3 and 8). The work packages have been based on needs and solutions according to the project´s system approach, leverage points to spark the industry´s transition. Collaboration, an integrated and inclusive way of working and testing solutions in pilot projects have been keys to its success.

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Last updated 31 March 2023

Reference number 2020-04171

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