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Success Story 1. Building a Circular Future: Empowering the Construction Industry through Standardisation [Project: HOUSEFUL; Expert: Carlos Del Castillo]

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The success story of the HOUSEFUL project highlights its efforts to promote circularity in the building construction sector through standardisation. Facing challenges arising from the absence of clear regulations and standardisation frameworks, HOUSEFUL developed a Circularity Tool to enable informed decision-making during design and construction phases, fostering sustainable practices. Recognising the importance of aligning with standardisation practices, the project sought the expertise of, which assigned Carlos Del Castillo, a circular economy and sustainable construction expert. Carlos guided HOUSEFUL in evaluating its standardisation readiness, identifying relevant Technical Committees and Working Groups, and accessing key standards. The support from Carlos and allowed HOUSEFUL to gain insights into standardisation practices and positioned the project as a valuable contributor to circular economy principles in construction.


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HOUSEFUL – Innovative circular solutions and services for new business opportunities in the EU housing sector 776708
European Commission – Standardisation Booster for H2020 & HE research results 101058391
European Commission