Innovative reuse of building materials
Cities and rural areas are closely linked within the construction sector. The building materials needed in urban areas are often obtained from the surrounding countryside. At the same time, waste is dumped into the landfills of the rural areas. These two factors lead to the consumption of natural resources in rural areas. A sustainable balance is missing.
Goals and approach
WieBauin aims to reduce the use of land and raw material resources in the construction sector by reusing components and recycling building materials. Value chains from the owners of buildings, which are ready for demolition, to the users of the building components and materials obtained during demolition are developed. A mutual economic and ecological advantage is created in the process. A building and materials cadastre will be established and opportunities for village and urban development will be opened up through central development areas.
Expected results and transfer
The results of WieBauin will range from instructions on how to address owners, to the development of a building and material cadastre as well as a material flow model for reducing the consumption of resources. Transferable business models for urban-rural recycling management will be linked to the approach.
Training modules will support architects, builders and craftsmen in the use of recyclable building components.
Project Lead / Contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Linke
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Telephone: +49 6151 16-21964
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Regional Material Cycles
WieBauIn – Innovative reuse of building materials
01.10.2018 – 30.09.2023
- Gemeinde Münster
- Gemeinde Otzberg
- Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg
- Stadt Darmstadt
- Kompetenzzentrum Innenentwicklung
- Institut für kommunale Geoinformationssysteme IKGIS e.V.