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Conversion of End-of-Life Household Materials into Building Insulating Low-Cost Solutions for the Development of Vulnerable Contexts: Review and Outlook towards a Circular and Sustainable Economy

Author
Neri, M.; Pilotelli , M.; Traversi , M.; Levi , E.; Piana, E.A.; Bannó , M.; Cuerva, E.; Pujadas, P.; Guardo, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Sustainability
Date of publication
2021-04-15
Volume
13
Number
8
First page
4397/1
Last page
4397/21
DOI
10.3390/su13084397
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/345221 Open in new window
URL
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/8/4397 Open in new window
Abstract
In a world increasingly aware of the environmental cost of the current production/ consumption model, the use of sustainable practices to reduce our environmental impact as a society becomes imperative. One way to reduce this impact is to increase the reuse of materials that are considered, by current definitions of ”waste”, at their end of life. End-of-Life Household Materials (EoLHM) can be defined as household waste materials that still possess exploitable properties, thus making them sui...
Citation
Neri, M. [et al.]. Conversion of End-of-Life Household Materials into Building Insulating Low-Cost Solutions for the Development of Vulnerable Contexts: Review and Outlook towards a Circular and Sustainable Economy. "Sustainability", 15 Abril 2021, vol. 13, núm. 8, p. 4397/1-4397/21.
Keywords
Building retrofitting, Circular economy, Commercial insulating material, Household end-of-life materials, Thermal insulation, Vulnerable houses
Group of research
CDIF - Center for Industrial Diagnostics
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation

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