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Housing Europe's project for climate positive circular communities is officially on

A snapshot of state-of-the-art demos

Online, 20 January 2022 | Published in Future of the EU & Housing

Social housing providers from Spain, the Netherlands, and Denmark are getting ready to leave a real 'legacy' by joining the EU-funded ARV and starting to work on all fronts to deliver climate-positive circular communities. What would they do?

The consortium behind the EU project funded the EU Green Deal grant, ARV kick-started the work on setting up climate-positive circular communities in Europe this month. 

While we told you about the scope and the ambition of the project in December, we would now like to walk you through the fascinating demos that will be created in the next four years.

In Palma de Mallorca (Spain), the social housing provider the Balearic Institute of Housing (IBAVI) will create 36 energy-positive apartments in the Llevant Innovation District.

In Trento, Italy, ITEA will renovate a district where most of the buildings have already reached the end of their life cycle. This will be an opportunity to use sustainable prefabricated timber-based façade elements, implement the so-called “One-Stop-Shop” which provides technical support at all stages of design and realisation. Private owners in the area will also be involved in the redevelopment process, an approach that has the potential to make replicability in other areas of Trento easier.

In Utrecht, two social housing districts will be renovated by Bo-ex and Mitros, making high-rise apartment buildings nearly zero or energy positive. In the post-renovation phase, about a year after the renovation, the focus will be on social cohesion and long-term neighborhood engagement.

Finally, the Danish SAB Housing Association in Sanderborg will focus on more flexible management of the district heating network and reducing the use of water at home by using heat pumps.

Did this draw your interest? Contact our Innovation and Project Officer, Clara Mafé to know more.

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