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dc.contributor.authorNeri, Manuela
dc.contributor.authorPilotelli, Mariagrazia
dc.contributor.authorTraversi, Marco
dc.contributor.authorLevi, Elisa
dc.contributor.authorPiana, Edoardo Alessio
dc.contributor.authorBannó, Mariasole
dc.contributor.authorCuerva Contreras, Eva
dc.contributor.authorPujadas Álvarez, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorGuardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Mecànica de Fluids
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-06T09:57:40Z
dc.date.available2021-05-06T09:57:40Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-15
dc.identifier.citationNeri, 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.
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/345221
dc.description.abstractIn 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 suitable for reuse. There are several studies in the literature that address the recycling of these materials. When it comes to their reuse, unfortunately, only a limited number of studies are available. This paper aims to fill this gap by investigating the possibility to convert EoLHM, such as clothes or packaging, into low-cost thermal insulating materials for the improvement of the indoor thermal comfort in buildings, especially for households at risk of suffering from energy poverty. For this purpose, a comprehensive literature review and a qualitative analysis of both commercial and EoLHM are proposed. Commercial thermal insulating materials analysis is used as a reference to measure the performance of EoLHM. Important aspects to be considered when choosing suitable EoLHM for a smart conversion and reuse are also investigated. The most important outcome of this investigation is the comprehension that the conversion of EoLHM into insulating material is possible, and it implies a direct reduction in waste production, with environmental benefits and positive social implications. However, some aspects such as adaptability, life expectancy, collection and storage are, at present, in need of further thinking and development to make the EoLHM reuse and re-conversion processes viable on a large (neighborhood/city) scale.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible
dc.subject.lcshCircular economy
dc.subject.lcshRecycling (Waste, etc.)
dc.subject.otherHousehold end-of-life materials
dc.subject.otherBuilding retrofitting
dc.subject.otherThermal insulation
dc.subject.otherCommercial insulating material
dc.subject.otherVulnerable houses
dc.subject.otherCircular economy
dc.titleConversion 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
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacEconomia circular
dc.subject.lemacReciclatge (Residus, etc.)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EC - Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CDIF - Centre de Diagnòstic Industrial i Fluidodinàmica
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su13084397
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/8/4397
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac30979110
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorNeri, M.; Pilotelli , M.; Traversi , M.; Levi , E.; Piana, E.A.; Bannó , M.; Cuerva, E.; Pujadas, P.; Guardo, A.
local.citation.publicationNameSustainability
local.citation.volume13
local.citation.number8
local.citation.startingPage4397/1
local.citation.endingPage4397/21
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::1 - Fi de la Pobresa::1.5 - Per a 2030, fomentar la resiliència de les persones pobres i aquelles que es troben en situacions vulnerables, i reduir-ne l’exposició i vulnerabilitat als fenòmens extrems relacionats amb el clima, així com altres crisis i des­astres econòmics, socials i ambientals
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::11 - Ciutats i Comunitats Sostenibles
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::11 - Ciutats i Comunitats Sostenibles::11.1 - Per a 2030, assegurar l’accés de totes les persones a habitatges i a serveis bàsics adequats, segurs i assequibles, i millorar els barris marginal
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::1 - Fi de la Pobresa
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::11 - Ciutats i Comunitats Sostenibles::11.3 - Per a 2030, augmentar la urbanització inclusiva i sostenible, així com la capacitat de planificar i gestionar de manera participativa, integrada i sostenible els assentaments humans a tots els països
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::11 - Ciutats i Comunitats Sostenibles::11.6 - Per a 2030, reduir l’impacte ambiental negatiu per capita de les ciutats, amb especial atenció a la qualitat de l’aire, així com a la gestió dels residus municipals i d’altre tipus


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