We are at the end of a year extremely complicated, we know it. Energy crisis, economic crisis, an ongoing pandemic, an environmental emergency that we are unable to deal with seriously, and of course the infamous Russian invasion of Ukraine. All our cornerstones are now shaky: peace, welfare, health, democracy, progress. We have done nothing … Continue reading The roadmap is you
(And why - spoiler - in the end it is better to participate) The new COP27 that began yesterday and until November 18 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt does not start with great optimism. The disappointing results of COP26 in Glasgow, the global energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with many countries in scattered … Continue reading To go or not to go? The question mark on the climate conference.
When we founded Living Future Europe almost three years ago, we declared since from our statute what was our mission - to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone, catalysing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally … Continue reading Changing the built environment paradigm. Now.
The beauty of certain expressions in the Japanese language is that they positively transform some concepts that have a negative meaning for Western culture. For example, “kintsugi,” the Japanese practice of highlighting and embellishing fractures and increasing the value of a broken object. This technique involves repairing the object (for example, a broken vase in … Continue reading Tsundoku
[the English version follows] Sono affascinato dalle isole, dal concetto stesso di isola, come entità, territorio, ove possibile, autosufficiente. Mi capita spesso di pensare che l’isola possa davvero rappresentare su piccola scala la nostra intera biosfera, il paradigma di come la sostenibilità potrebbe essere garantita a livello planetario. L’isola come una sorta di sistema chiuso … Continue reading Sale e ricci di mare
Ho usato queste immagini della Marmolada (quella sopra è per gentile concessione di Franco Secchieri, 2019) all’inizio delle mie presentazioni fino a tre anni fa. Poi ho smesso, mi sembrava che la gente si annoiasse o forse non ci faceva caso più di tanto. Così sostituivo l’inizio con qualcosa del tipo "non c’è bisogno che … Continue reading Marmolada
Just back from Klimahouse, the most important green building exhibition and congress in Italy (the eighteenth edition) for the first time in person after 2020, with a mixture of uncertainty and amazement about being able to see each other, meet, and design together again. We left the screens, the webinars, the calls. It is really … Continue reading Change is about communicating it.
“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it”, paraphrasing Lord Kelvin. This is valid for indoor air too. The RESET Standard is the world’s first sensor-based and performance-driven data standard and certification program for the built environment. The RESET Standard creates a structure for data quality, continuous monitoring, and benchmarking. The standard harnesses the … Continue reading RESET, to monitor the indoor air.
[the English abstract follows] Zero emissions, zero carbon, zero energy, net zero, net positive, nearly zero energy buildings, carbon neutral, zero impact, carbon-free, carbon negative, carbon off setting, carbon removal, il primo edificio, il primo progetto, il primo intervento di rigenerazione urbana a zero emissioni, il primo ... – aggiungete a piacere. Insomma, si fa … Continue reading Si fa presto a dire Zero.
Humans breathe more than 15,000 litres (15 m3) of air every single day, consuming approximately four times more air than food and liquid together. Health effects associated with exposure to indoor air pollutants can be short- and long-term and can range in severity and in the most recent global burden of disease study, household air pollution … Continue reading Because indoor air quality matters