"ERO deconstructs with high-pressure water and sucks and separates the mixture of aggregate, cement and water. It then sends aggregate and filtered cement slurry separately down to the packaging unit to be contained," Haciomeroglu wrote. "Clean aggregate is packed into big bags, which are labeled and sent to nearby concrete precast stations for reuse. Water is recycled back into the system."
Turbulence dynamos strategically placed inside air suction chambers even provide a percentage of ERO's energy needs. Once the last wall has been demolished, essentially nothing has gone to landfills or been sent away for additional processing.
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"Even the rebar is cleaned of concrete, dust and rust and is ready to be cut and reused immediately," Haciomeroglu stated. "Every bit of the load-bearing structure is reusable for new building blocks."
So far the design remains a concept, but influential organizations are starting to take note. Last year, Haciomeroglu's concept won in the Student Designs category of the International Design Excellence Awards.