This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 723582
Around 461 million ton/year of C&DW are generated in EU28. Recent studies on the characterization of C&DW samples at European level revealed a predominant fraction of concrete (52% average). Over the last years, novel technology has been developed aiming to guarantee high quality recycled concrete aggregates for use in new concrete, thereby closing the concrete loop.
The main objective of VEEP is to develop and demonstrate a series of technological solutions for the massive retrofitting of our built environment, aiming at cost-effectively reducing building energy consumption.
It leads to higher resource efficiency in two novel multilayer precast concrete elements (PCEs), through the combination of concrete and superinsulation material manufactured by using, at least, 75% (by weight) of C&DW recycled materials, as raw materials.
The PCE solutions will be conceived both for new building envelope / recladding (PCE1) and for building envelope refurbishment / overcladding (PCE2).
This project runs from 1st October 2016 to 30 September 2020.