University of Luxembourg

ECON4SD-Strategies for future

Posted by Lidia from University of LuxembourgResponsive · Innovative Products and Technologies · Luxembourg

Summary of the technology

The ECON4SD project is specialized in developing and promoting the smart specialization strategies for modern sustainable constructions. Our multi-group team works with national and international partners from academia and industry to develop components and design models for resource and energy efficient buildings, to realize a great modularity, flexibility, adaptability and upgradability of modern eco-structures spanning their whole service life, to develop destruction-free structures and design guidelines of their re-assembly. These will lead to a reduction of total resources-related footprint of buildings and infrastructures.

University of Luxembourg

Description of the technology


Aiming at modern eco-construction, the ECON4SD works based on the investigation taking into account technical, ecological and economicconstraints imposed by planning, design, pre-fabrication and on-site operations, in-use consumption and emissions, requirements for refurbishment and demolition. The main tasks are to develop:

  • Architectural typologies and constructive principles for easy de- and re-construction;
  • Demountable technologies for components and whole structures;
  • Reasonable modelling & assessment of ageing behavior of materials / structures;
  • Optimization of developed structures based on energy and environmental efficiency;
  • Material and component banks for a complete 3R strategy;
  • Market supply chain strategy through a CE material/component passport;


  • Contribution of a holistic strategy towards a complete eco-construction technology;
  • Reduction of energy and resource consumption and CO2 production;
  • Strengthening of R&D capacities in sustainable construction industry;
  • Supporting to national political development in eco-construction and circular economy;

Technology Owner

University of Luxembourg

Research & Technology Organization

Related keywords

  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Component integration
  • Construction Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Environment
  • Environmental Engineering / Technology
  • Social and Economics concerns
  • Socio-economic development models, economic aspects
  • Industrial Products
  • Construction and Building Products
  • industrial revolution

About University of Luxembourg

Research & Technology Organization from Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is a European research university with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.

With nearly 6,200 students and about 1,700 employees from all over the globe, the University offers a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses. The University has three faculties and three interdisciplinary centers:

• The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC)
• The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
• The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
• The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
• The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
• Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)

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