Seminar “Carbon Footprint and LCA
25 July 2017 (h: 15.30 – 17.30)
Location: EURAC, Conference Hall
Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano – Italy

Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, New York – Photo: Farsid Assassi, via BNIM Architects

Carbon Footprint represents one of the most relevant indicators of building environmental sustainably, measuring the carbon dioxide emissions over its life cycle. The carbon dioxide is considered as the major responsible for the greenhouse effect and, therefore, of the global warming and climate change. Sustainable buildings are critical to a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, culturally rich and economically viable within the climate change context. Within the built environment sustainability agenda a shift is occurring, towards a broader framework that enriches places, people, ecology, culture, and climate at the core of the design task, with particular emphasis on the benefits towards health.

The seminar aims at providing research results on building life cycle assessment, presenting research project RESTORE on a new paradigm for restorative sustainability, and at opening discussion with all interested researchers and practitioners on approach for addressing building design decision process towards sustainability.


15:30     Welcome from EURAC. Introduction on Carbon Footprint and LCA
Roberto Lollini, Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research

15:40     Building carbon footprint: challenges and opportunities. Results of the embodied carbon research at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Chicago
Andrea Meneghelli, visiting researcher at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Chicago

16:10     Research studies on whole life cycle embodied carbon in building structures (MIT) and best-practice of industry leaders in the implementation of Whole Life Carbon in the building Sector
Catherine De Wolf, Phd in Building Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston

16:40     Introduction to RESTORE project: REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
Carlo Battisti, RESTORE Action Chair, EURAC Research

17:00     Open discussion with participants
17.30     Closure

Please write to by 20/07/2017 if you are interested in attending the Seminar.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation



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