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FACE4 is about to start. And there will be “fun” again.

The play arena for innovative façades experts.

Eurac Research offers a high specialization training course on Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering (FACE).

FACE aims at delivering thorough education for technical designers and consultants operating in the façade industry to help them keep pace with a constantly evolving market. The initiative is open to researchers and freelance professionals working in the same industrial field.

Joining FACE allows for a boost in multidisciplinary competence for façade professionals. The course provides insights into the contemporary façade market industry and enables technical designers and consultants to manage complex projects both at organizational and technical level. The program covers architectural concepts, functional requirements and the related technical skills based on a cross-sectorial and international approach.

Course content: concept, design, production, installation, operations, maintenance and cost engineering of advanced façade systems

📌 Bolzano, Milan (Italy)
📅 April to November 2020
🗣 language: English
👉 6 sessions + practical course w/ experts and specialised speakers
👉 course duration = 120h + individual and group projects + opening and final events

Program

Join me together with other 30+ European trainers from façade industry and research for this unique path to become a 360° façade design+building consultant.

Applications deadline is: January 17th, 2020.  Subscribe here.

Participation is subject to admission procedure and payment of a tuition fee covering organizational costs. Places are limited.

What a year for Living Future Europe :-)

With the support of our Founding Circle Sponsors, we lead this year the way to creating a Living Future in Europe through the Living Future Europe Initiative.

We launched our Declare Europe label last January. Our volunteer Network hosted more than 50 events in the year that spanned 33 cities in 19 different European countries, around two times the number of events held in 2018! These events reached almost 3,000 leading practitioners looking to build Living Buildings.

Following Ursula von der Leyen, new President of the European Commission’s goal: “I want Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050… to make this happen, we must take bold steps together.”

Our focus in 2020 will be to educate and assist a broader audience of interested practitioners on how to build Living Building Challenge projects in Europe and help spur demand for healthy, transparent materials and Declare and Living Products.

Thanks to all our incredible LF Ambassadors and Collaboratives across #Europe for your amazing commitment. We are looking forward to working with you in 2020 😉

Thanks to our Sponsors for helping us making this possible. Let’s join forces for an even more brilliant 2020!

Thanks to Amanda Sturgeon, James Connelly, Sunni Wissmer, Miranda Berger for your tireless support, it’s a pleasure working with you and all the colleagues at the International Living Future Institute #timetoactisnow the best is yet to come, cheers and best Season’s Greetings 😊

#LivingFutureEurope #LFE #regenerativedesign

 

It’s all about performances.

The Future Envelope 12
& FACEcamp Results Seminar

Conference on Building Envelopes
20-21 May 2019, NOI Techpark, Bolzano (Italy)

It’s all about performances.

New design tool and approaches, and innovative construction methods are enabling architects and engineers to conceive and develop increasingly complex and daring building envelopes. This process is rapidly reshaping our built environment, and transforming the concept of building envelope itself, which is no longer a passive and static element that only separates the indoor environment from the outdoor world. In this fast changing context, one of the major issues is the evaluation of the performances of such complex façade systems. The different functions of a complex building envelope have their respective requirements, and hence designers have to analyze and ensure the performances of overall faced system.

The aim of “Facade performances” is therefore to provide insights into the performances of these innovative building envelopes considering on four thematic areas, namely architecture, energy, comfort, and economics and management. Hence, the focus will be on the shape of the new envelopes, on their implications on the overall building energy consumption, on the comfort experienced by the occupants of these buildings, and on the financial performances and the new business models that are part of these innovative solutions. For each topic, three leading experts will be invited from research and academia, design firms, and construction companies respectively to share a wide range of experiences, ideas, and visions.

The conference organization is led by IDM South Tyrol & EURAC Research, supported by Free University of Bolzano, University of Innsbruck, and Politecnico of Milano as scientific partners, and in cooperation with the European Façade Network (EFN). This event is funded by the ITA-AUT Interreg project FACEcamp being the project final conference.

PROGRAM

Day 1 – Monday 20th, 2019
09:00-13:00 FACEcamp Results Seminar Room SEM3
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch Foyer
14:00-18:30 The Future Envelope – part I Room SEM1

Day 2 – Tuesday 21st, May 2019
09:00-13:00 The Future Envelope – part II Room SEM1
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch Foyer

NOI Techpark, Via Volta 13a, Bolzano – Italy
Language: English, without translation.
Participation is free but places are limited.

Registration on Eventbrite here:
FACEcamp Results Seminar (20 May)
The Future Envelope (20-21 May)

Participation to the seminar and the conference is valid for 12 CFP education credits for architects, 6 CFP for engineers and 12 CFP for periti industriali.

 is funded by European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.

 

 

Collaboration + abundance at #LF19.

[If there is collaboration, there is also abundance].

Join me at Living Future 19 in Seattle for another incredible #LF unconference 🙂

Living Future is all about cross-industry collaboration. We believe regenerative design can only happen when all voices are brought to the table. If you’re interested in making a difference in your community, then there’s a place for you at Living Future.

Keynote speakers will be: Bill McKibben (350.org, Founder), Mary Robinson (Former President of Ireland, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change), Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, & Community), Sara Sanford (GEN, Executive Director), Mark Chambers (Chief Sustainability Officer, City of New York).
Moreover, there will be a number of sessions, workshops, tours and … happy hour events. Not to forget, the launch of the new version of the Living Building Challenge standard, LBC 4.0 and the new version of JUST 2.0. This is the leading event in regenerative design you can’t miss 😉

I will have the great opportunity to present in two sessions:

The International Summit
Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm – 4:00pm,
Hyatt Regency – Sol Duc Room # 708

Join participants of the Living Future Network around the globe to discuss the creation of Living Buildings, Products, and Communities outside of the US.
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REthinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy: The RESTORE Project
Thursday May 2, 2019 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency – Willapa Room #512
w/ Martin Brown and Emanuele Naboni
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Sustainable buildings and facilities are critical to a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, culturally rich and economically viable within the climate change context. Despite over a decade of strategies and programmes, progress on built environment sustainability fails to address these key issues. Consequently, the built environment sector no longer has the luxury of being incrementally less bad, but, with urgency, needs to adopt net-positive, restorative sustainability thinking to incrementally do ‘more good’.
This session will focus on the work that the COST RESTORE project has been achieving in Europe over the last two years to accelerate the adoption and awareness of restorative buildings. The session will review research, collaboration and projects that have emerged from this partnership of 130 organizations and institutions. The panellists will elaborate also on how the Living Building Challenge can bring restorative principles to building projects through this Action across Europe.

So, what are you waiting for? … Ready to jojn us at #LF19? Registration here. See you in Seattle 😉

Carlo Battisti is Chair of the COST Action 16114 RESTORE and European Executive Director for the International Living Future Institute.

ILFI a Klimahouse. La scelta per un Living Future.

Manca una settimana a Klimahouse 2019 (23-26 gennaio), la prima con la partecipazione dell’International Living Future Institute e con un’ospite da non perdere, Amanda Sturgeon, CEO dell’Istituto e autrice del libro “Creating biophilic buildings“. Volete seguire la traccia del Living Building Challenge nei quattro giorni di fiera? Ecco dove trovarci:

Il desk ILFI in Fiera.

Come partner principale del Klimahouse Startup Award, potete trovare l’International Living Future Institute al desk G-1 all’interno dello Startup Village, nella galleria tra i due padiglioni AB e CD, subito dopo l’ingresso visitatori, sulla sinistra. Nei quattro giorni di fiera 23-26.01 potrete trovare lì i volontari del Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy. Volete un biglietto di ingresso gratuito per la fiera? Scrivete a LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Amanda Sturgeon

Il congresso Klimahouse.

Giovedì 24.01 mattina, dalle ore 9, Amanda Sturgeon è la keynote speaker al Congresso, nella giornata dedicata agli “Smart materials” presso MEC – Meeting and Event Center (Fiera Bolzano). Per registrarsi all’evento, è necessario acquistare separatamente un biglietto dal sito della Fiera Bolzano qui. Come partner Fiera possiamo offrirvi uno sconto sul biglietto, scrivere a LBCCItaly@gmail.com

L’evento di lancio dell’etichetta Declare Europe.

Sempre giovedì 24.01, nel pomeriggio ore 17-19 non mancate la prima europea dell’etichetta di trasparenza per i prodotti Declare, dell’International Living Future Institute. Amanda Sturgeon presenterà il programma Declare, all’interno di un workshop con testimonianze di alcune aziende del settore che racconteranno come realizzano i loro prodotti. L’evento rientra nelle attività Living Future Europe, grazie alla sponsorizzazione dei partner globali Knauf Insulation, Elementa, Kingspan, Tarkett e HumanScale. L’evento conta inoltre sul supporto locale delle aziende Assmann (transformative sponsor) e Ton-Gruppe, Eurofinestra e Mafi (visionary sponsor). Per partecipare, richiedere il biglietto di ingresso gratuito qui. Programma: ita / deu / eng

Klimahouse Startup Award.

ILFI è main partner del Klimahouse Startup Award 2019. La finale, con la scelta del vincitore tra le 26 startup partecipanti si svolgerà venerdì 25.01 dalle ore 18:30 nello spazio NOISE del NOI Techpark. Amanda Sturgeon sarà la madrina di questo evento con un keynote speech. La partecipazione è aperta al pubblico.

Per maggiori informazioni sulle attività del LBC Collaborative: Italy scrivere a LBCCItaly@gmail.com.

Per informazioni sulle attività di ILFI a livello europeo (Living Future Europe) i contatti sono i seguenti:

International Living Future Institute
NOI Techpark, Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A  I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
T/ +39 0471 1957067 M/ +39 338 4490565
carlo.battisti@living-future.org

 

 

FACE3 | Final event

Interreg Italy-Austria FACEcamp project has offered a training course aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aimed to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades. The educational program had a complete structure regarding the covered topics, to provide innovative concepts, tools and methods, while stimulating the growth of local skills in the construction sector, increasingly subject to environmental and energy regulations.

The course was divided into 6 units, for a total of 15 days. It was characterized by a strong orientation to practice with the participation of experienced speakers, well-known for their skills in the field. All contents have been conceived and designed to address the main themes of concept, design, calculation, production, installation and maintenance of complex building facades. A study trip to Milan was organized to closely analyse significant examples of technological innovation in the field of façades.

We are inviting you to the final event with public presentations of the results, that will take place on Thursday, December 6th, h 10-17 at NOI Techpark, Bolzano (Italy). You can download the full program here.

Target group
Companies, architects, engineers, developers, owners, research centres.

Continuous Educational Units (CEUs)
Participation is valid for 5 CFP for architects, 4 CFP for periti industriali, 3 CFP for engineers.

Fee
Participation is free, upon registration here. Places are limited.

Event in English language without translation.


Program

10:00  Registration

10:30  Introduction. IDM Alto Adige – Südtirol, Ecosystem Construction

Façade design and construction. The hot spots.
Angelo Lucchini, full professor at Politecnico of Milan, ABC Department

The future of façades. The industry’s perspective.
Paolo Rigone, UNICMI, Technical Manager

FACE 3rd edition. Façade physics, technology, operations. The Project Works of the 3rd edition of the course:

11:00  The effect of dynamic selective shading devices and their potential in Northern Europe.
Jaap Aanhaanen, Cowi, responsible for facade projects

11:15  Adaptable Window system.
Giovanni Toniato, Eurofinestra, product developer

11:30  Energy retrofitting of two building typologies: apartment block and   individual house under conservation measures.
Jernej Markelj, AaJM+, freelance architect

11:45  Climate-adaptive building’s façade: digital workflow for façade construction.
Angelo Figliola, Unicam SAAD, architect and researcher

12:00  BIM for glazed facades production and installation phase.
Audrius Lukosius, Fasadglas Bäcklin, façade design manager

12:15  Desktop study of timber unitised curtain wall fire performance for high rise tower application.
Alessandro Massarotto, C&S Facades, cladding bid manager

12:30  A façade integrated, heat recovery, nearly passive ventilation unit.
Zuzana Prochazkova, Pich Architects, architect & R+D manager

12:45  BIM, BEM and AVA for solar shading system.
Reinhard Trojer, HELLA, technical department

13:00  Lunch break

14:00  New Tech Façade (NTF).
Federico Dal Cin, Studio FDC, owner & building envelope specialist

14:15  A design proposal for a building integrated solar thermal vertical collector   (BIST) working as a dynamic self-activated shading device.
Giulia Santoro, Arup Italia, façade engineer

14:30  Decision-making tool -optic (glazing) component for ME-climatic condition.
Aya Alayan, Navitas, façade engineer

14:45  One single model: structural glazing analysis for complex shape structures.
Marco Benedetti, Maffeis Engineering, façade and structural engineer

15:00  LCA Façade Configurator.
Matteo Giovanardi, Ai Group, freelance architect and energy modeler

15:15  Adaptive glaze façade for an office building in Rome.
Ornella Ferlito, Manens-Tifs, building physics specialist

15:30  Case study to create a company procedure of development and innovation on technical details.
Michele Realis Luc, Zanetti, project manager

15:45  Dependency of energy loads and operational costs of a typical office room on façade design choices.
Paolo Bonato, EURAC research, junior researcher

16:00  Jury final evaluation

16:30  Closing
Final certificates. Best Project Work special mention. Closing remarks.


funded by European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020
finanziato dal Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale e Interreg V-A Italia-Austria 2014-2020
gefördert durch den Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung und Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich 2014-2020

When biophilia meets biomimicry.

What does good look like? Join the International Living Future Institute in Paris at Biomim’expo next October, 23rd for a workshop on “Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future

October 23, 2018 – Paris, France
at Biomim’expo 2018, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie de La Villette
#S3 – LOTUS A3 – 14:30-16:00 – Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future, by the International Living Future Institute.

As part of our Living Building Challenge – workshop series, Living Future Europe, will deliver a series of workshops to enable participants to expand their regenerative design capabilities and integrate concepts into their practices such as Biophilic Design. The event includes the following workshop: “How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities”. This workshop is aimed at architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers interested in innovative and transformative solutions, providing insights from leaders in the green building community through real-world examples while providing tools and techniques that can be applied in the local French context.

Spaces are limited to 60 for this training opportunity. The workshop will be animated in English with possible interactions in French thanks to the translation of Estelle Cruz and Louise Hamot.

Dans le cadre de notre série d’ateliers sur le Living Building Challenge, Living Future Europe propose des ateliers pour permettre aux participants d’approfondir leurs compétences en conception régénérative et d’intégrer ces concepts dans leurs pratiques comme la conception biophilique. Cet événement correspond au workshop suivant: “Comment créer des bâtiments et communautés régénérateurs”. Cet atelier s’adresse aux architectes, ingénieurs, développeurs et fabricants de produits intéressés par des solutions innovatrices et transformatrices, offrant une réflexion menée par des leaders de la communauté de la construction écologique anglo-saxonne à travers des exemples concrets tout en fournissant des outils et techniques qui peuvent être appliqués dans le contexte français local.

Les places sont limitées à 60 personnes pour cette occasion. L’atelier sera animé en anglais avec des interactions possibles en français grâce aux traduction de Estelle Cruz et Louise Hamot.

Moderated by:

  • Carlo Battisti, European Executive Director INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE. Sustainable Innovation Consultant and Project Manager. Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, about twenty years of experience in construction companies, with different roles // Consultant en innovation durable et chef de projet, Carlo est Diplômé en Génie Civil à l’Ecole Polytechnique de Milan. Il a aujourd’hui une vingtaine d’années d’expérience dans des entreprises de construction en ayant occupé différents postes.
  • Louise Hamot, Engineer – Architect, Sustainability and Environmental Analysis, Elementa Consulting. While having just graduated from a double diploma in Architecture with high honors of the Jury at Ensa Nantes and in Engineering with a major in Urban and Building physics at Ecole Centrale, she has more than 2 years of professional experiences in deep green architecture // Ingénieur Architecte DE, diplômée de l’Ecole Centrale de Nantes en Physique de l’Environnement Urbain et du Bâti et de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes, Louise a plus de 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle en architecture regenerative.
  • Estelle Cruz, Architecte-ingénieur, Chargée de mission Habitat du Ceebios. A young state-certified architect and engineering student, Estelle followed the dual courses of architecture and engineering at ENSAL and Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Passionate about biomimicry, she undertook a one-year “biomimicry world tour” // Jeune Architecte diplômée d’Etat et élève ingénieur (en cours de validation d’acquis), Estelle a suivit le double cursus architecte-ingénieur de l’ENSAL et Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Passionnée par le biomimétisme, elle a entrepris durant un an un “tour du monde du biomimétisme”.

Biomim’expo 2018
23/10/2018 – 08:30 à 19:30
Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris, France
http://www.biomimexpo.com

Participation is free, but places are limited. To attend the workshop you need first to register to Biomim’expo. The International Living Future Institute has still some free tickets available. Please contact carlo.battisti@living-future.org. Once you registered for Biomim’expo you can register for free to this workshop using this link selecting the box  #S3 – LOTUS A3 – 14h30 – Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future and writing you name, email address and first 4 numbers of your Biomim’expo entry ticket. We are looking forward to meeting you in Paris 🙂