Valorization of construction and demolition wastes: RE4 building solutions

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Valorization of construction and demolition wastes: RE4 building solutions

Agnese Attanasio*, Alessandro Largo

Pp 7-12


This work presents the ambitious challenges of the RE4 “REuse and REcycling of CDW materials and
structures in energy efficient pREfabricated elements for building REfurbishment and construction”
European project founded by H2020 (duration 2016-2020), dealing with the valorization of
construction and demolition wastes used as raw materials for sustainable building solutions. RE4
project aims at radically modify the construction process by promoting new technological solutions
for the design and development of structural and non-structural pre-fabricated elements with high
degree of recycled materials from construction and demolition waste (e.g., concretes, bricks, tiles,
fine fractions or lightweight materials e.g. plastic, wood) and reused structures from the partial or
total demolition of buildings available in Europe. The Project is intended for the development of
innovative, cost-effective and eco-compatible building solutions and also allows the reduction of nonrenewable
natural raw materials consumption.
Keywords: RE4 Project; Construction and Demolition Wastes; Eco-Sustainable Building Elements; Recycling;
Reusing; Prefabrication