SNUG 1st General Assembly: together transforming the buildings of tomorrow

The SNUG project consortium recently convened virtually for its first General Assembly on May 13th and 14th, 2024. Bringing together nearly 50 individuals representing 17 partner entities across 11 countries, the assembly marked a significant milestone, commemorating six months of collaborative efforts. 

Buildings represent roughly 40% of the European Union’s overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, across their lifecycle, from construction to demolition, buildings contribute to more than 50% of material extraction and over 35% of the EU’s total waste production. SNUG leads the way in sustainable construction innovations, tackling the substantial environmental footprint of buildings. Employing an innovative approach grounded in circular economy principles and artificial intelligence, we assist architects and constructors in choosing the most suitable thermal insulation materials for new constructions or refurbishments based on specific building characteristics and environmental contexts. 

In this context, the SNUG consortium met during a two-day event, where participants engaged in comprehensive discussions covering various aspects of the project: 

  • Progress on deliverables and milestones, alongside updates on work status; 
  • Evaluation of risks and formulation of mitigation strategies; 
  • Advancements in testing and production of thermal insulation materials; 
  • A tour of the user experience and interface of the Digital Tool Assistant; 
  • Roadmap presentations for project demonstrators; 
  • Overview of forthcoming tasks and objectives. 

Over the next three and a half years, the SNUG project aims to implement and validate its innovative approach through real-life applications in three distinct buildings. These buildings, situated across different climates, encompass a range of purposes, including housing, office, and commercial spaces: 

🇨🇭 Switzerland: A privately owned renovation building utilized for residential purposes, highlighting SNUG’s effectiveness in a Continental climate. 

🇪🇸 Spain: A renovation project situated in an industrial area dedicated to office activities, demonstrating SNUG’s capabilities in a Mediterranean climate. 

🇳🇴 Norway: A new construction building owned by the city development company, showcasing SNUG’s solutions in a Scandinavian climate. 

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