Circular renovation of affordable housing – let us show you how!

Circular renovation of affordable housing - let us show you how!

On 14-17th June the International Social Housing Festival takes place in Helsinki.

The main purpose of the festival is to explore housing as the foundation of good life, as well as to highlight the role of social, public and cooperative housing in achieving socially and ecologically sustainable living in our cities now and in the future.

The goal of the workshop session is to explore how social providers can plan and successfully execute circular building renovations in a resource and cost-efficient way. 

Faced with the need to maximising energy savings while reducing their carbon footprint, social housing providers have shown an increasing willingness to move towards circular solutions when renovating their building stock. 

However, the lack of awareness of (1) the products available on the market; (2) their real impact on performance and savings and (3) cost, is making social housing providers reluctant to invest in circularity at a greater scale. 

This session, thus, aims to demystify circular construction and design and provide social housing companies with the knowledge and solutions necessary to make informed decisions to roll out circular renovation in their buildings.

The workshop will be structured in 3 steps: 

  • Step 1: identifying local resources and needs -> co-define criteria
  • Step 2: look at the solutions available from Drive 0 and HOUSEFUL

Products, techniques, processes 

  • Step 3: selection of solutions and design your renovation

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