Transforming

the buildings

of tomorrow

SNUG is a European project that aspires to contribute to a world where buildings seamlessly integrate with the environment by reshaping the construction industry and fostering the transition to Zero-Energy Buildings (ZEBs).

ABOUT SNUG

Innovative circular economy & AI methodology for sustainable buildings

Buildings account for approximately 40% of the total energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. Additionally, throughout their construction, use, renovation and demolition, buildings contribute to about 50% of extracted materials and over 35% of the EU’s total waste generation.  

SNUG is pioneering sustainable construction solutions, addressing the significant environmental impact of buildings. Through a groundbreaking methodology rooted in circular economy principles and artificial intelligence, we support architects and builders in selecting optimal thermal insulation materials for new construction or renovations according to building features and surroundings. 

Our mission is clear: maximize building energy efficiency and minimize greenhouse gas emissions, enabling a greener future for communities.

OUR METHODOLOGY

We will develop:

DIGITAL TOOL ASSISTANT

Offer tailor-made options of thermal insulation materials and layouts, taking into account technical, environmental, and economic inputs

SUSTAINABLE-BY-DESIGN THERMAL INSULATION MATERIALS

Made of locally sourced renewable materials and bio-based components, with a focus on cost-effectiveness

THERMAL INSULATION MATERIALS DATABASE 

Catalog both existing and new solutions, providing life cycle assessment details through an open data tool

DIGITAL BUILDING LOGBOOK

Facilitate decision-making and information sharing, connecting building owners, occupants, financial institutions and public authorities

OUR GOALS

We aim to:

Develop sustainable and cost-effective building materials for optimized thermal insulation based on circular economy

Empower architects and builders to make eco-friendly choices by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence

Alleviate energy poverty through enhanced building energy efficiency

Reduce emissions from the construction industry while advancing the decarbonization of EU’s building stock

OUR DEMOS

(Re)building green

SNUG’s approach will be validated in three real-life buildings, targeting both renovation and new construction 
in residential, office and commercial spaces, across different climates:

DEMO 1: SWITZERLAND
Continental climate: renovation building privately owned and used for residential purposes 
DEMO 2
SPAIN
Mediterranean climate: renovation building in an industrial area dedicated to office activities
DEMO 3
NORWAY
Scandinavian climate: new construction building belonging to the city development company
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OUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Carlos Rodríguez López, Head of Sustainable Construction and Climate Change Area at CTCON, shares valuable insights into the ongoing transition towards more environmentally-conscious construction practices in Europe and explores how SNUG can contribute to this process.
In honour of International Women’s Day, the SNUG project takes a moment to celebrate the remarkable contributions of women in the innovation domain, particularly their transformative impact on the construction industry.
Amparo Roca de Togores, SNUG's project coordinator, reflects on the noticeable climate changes in the region of Valencia, highlighting the need for adaptive construction practices.
SNUG is pioneering sustainable construction solutions, addressing the significant environmental impact of buildings. Through an innovative methodology, it aims to reshape the construction industry, maximizing energy efficiency, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering a greener future for buildings and communities.