HOMBRE HOlistic Management of Brownfield REgeneration

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/12/2010         Duration: 48 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: 265097
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Verification
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Project objectives:
Today most of us perceive brownfields as a legacy of the past.   Yet our urban landscape expands at an ever increasing rate and we travel ever increasing distances 
across this landscape. The concept of “zero waste” has ushered in a paradigm shift in attitudes to resource use. The same paradigm shift is long overdue in attitudes
to land use. HOMBRE seeks to bring about and enable a paradigm shift towards “zero brownfields”, considering both the rehabilitation of our legacy of brownfields
and the prevention of future brownfields
Project Summary:
The project is based on the ambition of reducing the number of problem brownfield sites to zero, and how that might be achieved using four simple “zero-Brownfield” 
concepts: 1. The importance of prevention of future Brownfield land, and where land is already Brownfield, it does not remain at this stage for long 2. Identifying interim land use which might both treat and provide value for a brownfield site , if it cannot be brought back into permanent re-use immediately;
for example as an urban park or for larger sites producing renewable energy. 3. Combining remediation with other useful environmental processes may make remediation more cost-effective, for example, in the Netherlands there
is great interest in combining the cleaning of groundwater with subsurface heating and cooling systems to reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
4. More intelligent design for Brownfield management for sustainable development benefits. Society has an important stake in zero Brownfields. With
this stake come benefits and responsibilities for many stakeholders, who should therefore have an input to decision making. HOMBRE will provide the technical and scientific backbone to support the delivery and implementation of these aspirations.
Achieved Objectives:
All of the project objectives have been achieved 
Product Descriptions:
You can download now the   
•	public reports of HOMBRE: http://www.zerobrownfields.eu/content.as ...   
•	presentations and proceedings of the CABERNET 2014 / HOMBRE Final conference: http://www.zerobrownfields.eu/content.as ...   
The page http://www.zerobrownfields.eu/CABERNET20 ... also contains a link to the presentations and the proceedings.   
Additional Information:
Project Resources:

Sustainable Remediation

Brownfield Navigator

Holistic Management of Brownfield Regeneration - All Outputs (HOMBRE project)

Optimising Value from the Soft Re-use of Brownfield Sites
Funding Programme(s): 
EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
Link to Organisations:

r3 environmental technology limited
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  01/07/2011 15:01:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  08/01/2015 15:19:00