NewsProject11 October 2016
Read the report from our Nordic reuse project
New report shows that the environment is in it for the win when building materials are reused. Interdiciplinary Nordic research project adds new parameters to the repertoire for sustainable construction.
Get the report here (edited upload – Feb 2017)
Material waste is the ‘dark side’ of renovation in construction and discarded materials and components
potentially represent a triple capital related to economy, energy, and culture.
The project Nordic Built Component Reuse explores, by devising and constructing 20 full-scale prototypes, new practices for high-level reuse of dismantled building components and materials at all product stages from sourcing to disassembly.
New commissions for products and methods confirm the commercial potential; LCAs confirm the
assumption of environmental benefits of reuse; and the interest in prototypes and open-source dissemination
of results will hopefully inspire the construction sector and users for further cultural development and implementation.
Project manager/ Vandkunsten Architects
Team/ Genbyg (DK), Asplan Viak AS (NO), Hjellness Consult AS (NO), Malmö Tekniska Högskola (SE)