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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.

 

 

QAES. Un progetto … di ampio respiro.

Kick-off la settimana scorsa di QAES (Qualità dell’Aria negli Edifici Scolastici), un progetto coordinato da IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige all’interno del Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V A “Italia – Svizzera 2014-2020”.

Scuola dell’infanzia di Funes (BZ) – foto Marco Pietracupa

Il progetto – espressione di una collaborazione Alto Adige & Ticino – punta a sviluppare la cultura tecnica per il miglioramento della qualità dell’aria (IAQ) nelle scuole. Prevede lo sviluppo di soluzioni tecnologiche a basso impatto architettonico e di un approccio metodologico per classificare, progettare, realizzare, misurare e gestire le condizioni IAQ. L’obiettivo generale quello di risolvere la problematica della scarsa qualità dell’aria negli edifici scolastici; gli studenti vi passano buona parte del loro tempo, tale qualità incide sulla salute e sulla capacità di apprendimento. I partner svilupperanno soluzioni e metodologie in cooperazione con imprese nell’area transfrontaliera: impiantisti di ventilazione meccanica, serramentisti, sistemisti di gestione (ICT), aziende produttrici e distributrici di materiali indoor, studi di progettazione focalizzati sull’IAQ.

Il progetto prevede campagne di misure (prima e dopo interventi dimostrativi di risanamento), oltre all’elaborazione di linee guida per la progettazione e gestione dell’IAQ nelle scuole, a supporto di progettisti, aziende realizzatrici, gestori delle opere e utenti. Gli impatti previsti sono un sensibile aumento delle occasioni imprenditoriali nell’area transfrontaliera e uno sviluppo del know-how sul miglioramento dell’IAQ negli edifici, in particolare nelle scuole. Grazie alla collaborazione transfrontaliera, sarà possibile analizzare e confrontare realtà diverse, per acquisire conoscenze finalizzate allo sviluppo normativo ed economico di questo settore.

L’idea di progetto, nata all’interno del Gruppo di Lavoro “Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)” coordinato da IDM, è stata successivamente sviluppata in una proposta selezionata tra i 18 vincitori (su 41 proposte presentate) dell’asse Asse I: Competitività delle imprese del bando Interreg IT-CH. Con questo programma lo Stato e le Amministrazioni italiane e svizzere confermano il ruolo strategico della cooperazione transfrontaliera quale punto nevralgico nelle politiche alpine sempre più orientate a promuovere forme virtuose di economia e migliorare la qualità della vita delle persone che abita in queste aree.

La partnership, giudicata dai valutatori come perfettamente bilanciata tra i due territori, comprende dal lato altoatesino IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige (beneficiario capofila), responsabile della gestione e della comunicazione del progetto e della fase di indagine preliminare, Provincia Autonoma Bolzano con il Laboratorio Analisi aria e radioprotezione (Misurazione e monitoraggio), EURAC Research – Istituto per le Energie Rinnovabili (Sviluppo e implementazione delle soluzioni), Agenzia per l’Energia Alto Adige – CasaClima e Comune di Bolzano. Ulteriori stakeholders dell’Alto Adige sono l’Ufficio Manutenzione opere edili e l’Intendenza scolastica, sempre della Provincia di Bolzano. Sul lato svizzero, la Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) è il capofila di una compagine “duale” ticinese che comprende il Cantone Ticino – Sezione della logistica, l’Agenzia Minergie Svizzera italiana, il Municipio della Città di Bellinzona e il Comune di Mendrisio.

Harriton High School, foto KCBA Architects

I partner lavoreranno insieme per 3 anni con l’obiettivo generale di risolvere la problematica della scarsa qualità dell’aria negli edifici scolastici e gli obiettivi specifici di 1. creare e consolidare una competenza territoriale transfrontaliera tra le imprese su soluzioni – prodotti e servizi – per la qualità ambientale interna degli edifici; 2. aprire un mercato comune per le aziende del settore delle costruzioni nelle regioni coinvolte ed aumentarne la competitività sul mercato europeo, in particolare nelle aree di lingua tedesca; 3. migliorare i processi esistenti o creare nuovi processi per la risoluzione di una problematica generale comune ai due territori – qualità dell’aria interna alle scuole – e che ha implicazioni sociali, sanitarie, educative, economiche e politiche).

Il progettò è finanziato dal Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V A “Italia – Svizzera 2014-2020”.

Per ulteriori informazioni: carlo.battisti@idm-suedtirol.com

Carlo Battisti è project manager per il settore costruzioni presso il reparto Business Development di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, per il quale fornisce servizi di consulenza per progetti R&S nell’ambito delle costruzioni, technology scouting verso centri di ricerca, sviluppo di prodotto nell’ambito delle costruzioni, oltre al coordinamento dei Gruppi di Lavoro “Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)” e “Facciate tecnologiche degli edifici”.

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

 

 

Declare. Your product.

Are you ready for the transparency revolution? Join us for the the Declare Europe launch event. 24 Jan 2019 at NOI Techpark.

 

The International Living Future Institute and the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy are proud to invite you to

Your product. How do you achieve it?
Find healthy products for your next project at  
the Declare Europe launch event at
NOI Techpark, Via A. Volta, 13, 39100 Bolzano, Italy, Room SEM3.
January 24th, 2019 h 17:00-19:00

Featuring keynote speaker

AMANDA STURGEON,  International Living Future Institute CEO and author of Creating Biophilic Buildings

PROGRAM ita / deu / eng

17.00 Welcome & Introduction. Carlo Battisti, International Living Future Institute, European Executive Director

17.15 Stories of companies: how do they make it?

A story of true biobased-building: Geosana+ houseUlrich Pinter, Ton Gruppe, building-coach and Founder

Innovate. Naturally. How to create an eco-modular window Giovanni Toniato, Eurofinestra, Business Development  Manager

Healthy. Stable. Genuine. Natural wood floors for biophilic designGeorg Klampfer, Mafi, Senior Sales Manager

18.15  label launch in Europe.
Amanda Sturgeon, International Living Future Institute, CEO

18.45 Closing & Networking (drinks and snacks included)

Entrance is free but places are limited. Please register here.
This workshop has been approved for 2 LFA (Living Future Accredited professional) CEU hours. Languages: IT / EN / DE.

Flyer ita / deu / eng

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

Join us in Malaga for a journey into Sustainability 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the name given to the new era of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, including the Internet of things (IoT), cyber-physical systems, cloud- and cognitive computing. This is or it is expected to be the fourth industrial revolution … Ok, nice, but what about sustainability? When it comes to sustainability, still today the cornerstones of the discussion are the concept of a sustainable development (1987, 31 years ago) and the triple bottom line (1994, 24 years ago)…

El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas (Junquera Arquitectos) – Port of Malaga

With RESTORE we are going further, envisioning a restorative/regenerative sustainability, where we are required to do “more good” instead of “less bad” if we really intend to subvert the current pace in the fight against the climate change, recovering an approach that is both human and natural. We know that the building industry is rapidly moving towards a full digitalization, where tools (the means) look sometimes more important than purposes. How can digitalization follow through this transition in the concept of sustainability? Is the new generation of skilled professionals of the digital design age capable to embed the new principles of sustainability in their every day work? How can we restore a balanced relationship between humans and nature – inside and outside our buildings, districts, communities – exploiting the new tools that industry 4.0 make us available? Is a (digital) sustainability 4.0 feasible?

Join us in Malaga next 15-19 October for the International Conference on Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice to discover it 😉

Plastic model of Malaga – Edificio Múltiple de Servicios Municipales

The main focus of the Conference Week in Malaga, organized in the frame of Cost Action CA16114 RESTORE CA16114, is the Digital Implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and Regenerative Sustainable Design principles in the practice of design. Via the integrated use of freeware digital parametric modelling, the discussed challenges are to adapt to climate change, improve outdoor microclimate qualities and indoor health/ wellbeing, operating a transformation that responds to the criteria of Circular Economy.

What: International Conference on Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice
When: 15-19 Oct 2018
Where: in Malaga at
– Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Málaga – UMA – Plaza el Ejido 2. Campus El Ejido. 29071 (from October, 15th to 18th)
– OMAU – Camino de la Desviación s/n. 29017 (October, 19th)

Participation is free of charge upon registration here on Eventbrite, but places are limited. For updates / news / photos, check out #RESTOREMalaga
Special side event on Friday 19th: Visit to Malaga Cathedral retrofit work by Juan Manuel Sánchez La Chica.

Program:

Monday 15-10-2018 / 09:00 – 13:30


Morning Conference on ‘Regenerative Design & Integrated Parametric Modelling‘.

Presenters: Emanuele Naboni (KADK, Copenhagen, DK), Martin Brown (Fairsnape, UK) and Terri Peters (Ryerson University, CA), Jonathan Natanian (TUM, Munich, DE), Silvia Vian (Foster + Partners, UK), Luca Finocchiaro (NTNU, Trondheim, NO), Dimitra Theochari (Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, DE), Negar Mohtashami (RWTH, Aachen, DE), Herman Calleja (ChapmanBDSP, UK), Pietro Florio (EPFL, Lausanne, CH), Angelo Figliola (Sapienza, Rome, IT), Jonas Gremmelspacher (Lund University, SE), Juan Pablo Sepulveda Corradini (AECOM, AU)

Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Málaga – UMA – Plaza el Ejido 2. Campus El Ejido. 29071.

Tuesday 16-10-2018 / 09:00 – 13:30


Morning Conference on ‘Design for Climate Adaptation‘.

Presenters: Chris Mackey (Ladybug Tools, USA), Theodorus Galanos (Construction Company, EL), Kristoffer Negendahl (BIG & DTU, DK), Ata Chokhachian (TU Munich, DE), Emanuele Naboni (KADK, Copenhagen, DK), Chris Kongsgaard (DTU, Kongens Lyngby, DK), Antoine Dao (Mallzee, UK), Daniele Iori (Sapienza, Rome, IT), Ilya Dunichkin (MGSU, Moscow, RU), Katharina Manecke (GIZ, DE)

Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Málaga – UMA – Plaza el Ejido 2. Campus El Ejido. 29071.

Edificio Múltiple de Servicios Municipales, Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Wednesday 17-10-2018 / 09:00 – 13:30


Morning Conference on ‘Design for Life Cycle Impact Reduction‘.

Presenters: Alexander Hollberg (ETH Zürich, CH), Panu Pasanen (OneClickLCA, FI), Tiziano Dalla Mora (University of Venice, IT), Lisanne Havinga (TU/e, Eindhoven, NL), Kristoffer Negendahl (BIG & DTU, DK), Kasimir Forth (TUM, Munich, DE), Andrea Meneghelli (POLIMI, Milan, IT), Mateusz Ploszaj-Mazurek (Warsaw University of Technology, PL), Alina Galimshina (ETH, Zürich, CH)

Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Málaga – UMA – Plaza el Ejido 2. Campus El Ejido. 29071.

Thursday 18-10-2018 / 09:00 – 13:30


Morning Conference on ‘Design for Wellbeing‘.

Presenters: Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute, USA), Angela Loder (International WELL Building Institute, USA), Terri Peters (Ryerson University, CA), Wilmer Pasut (Eurac Research, IT), Emanuele Naboni (KADK, Copenhagen, DK), Eugenijus Sapel (Vesta Consulting, LT), Szabina Varnagy (ABUD, HU), Clement Jaffrelo (Sinteo, FR), Vincenzo Costanzo (University of Catania, IT)

Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Málaga – UMA – Plaza el Ejido 2. Campus El Ejido. 29071.

La Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación, Málaga

Friday 19-10-2018 / 09:00 – 15:30


Final Conference on ‘Regenerative Design & Competition‘.

Presenters: Carlo Battisti (Eurac Research, IT), Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute, USA), Emanuele Naboni (KADK, Copenhagen, DK), Angela Loder (International WELL Building Institute, USA), Chris Mackey (Ladybug Tools, USA)

SPECIAL LOCATION: OMAU – Camino de la Desviación s/n. 29017.

Friday 18-10-2018 / 15:30 – 17:00


Visit to Malaga Cathedral retrofit work by Juan Manuel Sánchez La Chica

SPECIAL LOCATION: Malaga Cathedral – Calle Molina Lario, 9, 29015.

We are looking forward to welcome you joining us in the journey into Sustainability 4.0 #RESTOREMalaga #CostRestore 🙂

Escuela de Arquitectura en Málaga

The 2019 Klimahouse Startup Award call is open!

A focus on innovation and people. Thirty-two startups from all over Europe at Klimahouse 2019.

“The Human Factor”: for the third edition of the Klimahouse Startup Award the call for participation is open until 5 November. The best technologies that bring together buildings, people and nature will compete for a prize worth €30,000. The manager of Fiera Bolzano, Thomas Mur, comments, “Building in harmony with nature is in the DNA of the people of South Tyrol.”

Thirty-two startups from all over Europe at the centre of Klimahouse 2019. Now at its third edition, the Klimahouse Startup Award grows threefold and dominates the central area of this European event dedicated to energy-efficient building. Hence, the Startup Village becomes a real centre of innovation at the Fiera Bolzano (Bolzano Trade Fair). The 4-day showcase will include themed meetings and matchmaking between startups, companies and strategic partners for the green startups of the future, which will see an increase from the 10 participating last year to 32 at the 2019 edition. The call for participation for the Award, which, this year, involves a total prize amount of €30,000 in services, is now officially open and startups can apply at the following link. The theme of this edition, scheduled from 23 to 26 January, will be “The Human Factor“: therefore, the focus will be on the consequences for people of technologies dedicated to smart building, smart living and the smart city. A new feature will be included: the prize awarded by the public, who will be called on to vote on the days of the event. Moreover, the special Agenzia CasaClima prize has been confirmed.

Thomas Mur, Director of Fiera Bolzano explains, “We want to give scope to innovation that focuses on people and especially on their habitat. Given the excellent response in recent years, we have decided to further expand the spaces provided. Building in harmony with nature is in the DNA of the people of South Tyrol: man and the environment play leading roles in our eco-system and, last year, the NOI (Nature of Innovation) Techpark opened, the first science park inspired by nature. It is a place where companies and research centres, startups and universities work together to build a better and sustainable future for everyone”. The scientific director of the event, Luca Barbieri, comments, “This edition will be increasingly international and well-attended. The Klimahouse Startup Award involves the partnership of leading business incubators in Central Europe, focusing on young entrepreneurs and well-established companies and thus creating a virtuous circle where ideas acquire shape and substance.  In this way, innovation proves to be what it should be: positive change based on people and their wellbeing.”

The 2019 edition of the award is promoted in collaboration with the International Living Future Institute, a non-governmental organisation founded in Seattle that is present in Europe with an office at NOI Techpark as of this year. Since 2006, it has been promoting Living Building Challenge, the strictest and most advanced standard certifying sustainability applied to buildings. As confirmation of the partnership, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Amanda Sturgeon, author of the book entitled Creating Biophilic Buildings, will make the opening address at the final of the Klimahouse Startup Award scheduled for 25 January. 

The Klimahouse Startup Award: the call for participation

The Klimahouse Startup Award 2019 is open to all startups operating in the following sectors: building, energy, services, IT and the IoT, provided that they apply to the field of energy-efficient and sustainable building. Startups are all companies based in the EU, established not before the year 2014, whose main activity strongly features innovation. Applications must be submitted by 6pm on 5 November 2018 using the form published at the address

http://www.fierabolzano.it/klimahouse/en/startup-award.htm

The participation fee is €999 + VAT: the full amount will be refunded to the ten startups selected for the final on 25 January. By 19 November 2018, a technical jury will select the 32 startups called to exhibit their services and products in Bolzano from 23 – 26 January 2019 at Klimahouse in the Startup Village in the Fiera Bolzano halls. Every day, several session pitches will be held to allow the participating startups to introduce themselves to the public at Klimahouse: during the first three days of the event, the technical panel of judges will select the ten startups to compete for the first prize during the final that will take place at NOI Techpark. The startup finalists will be judged by the panel on an elevator pitch and on a subsequent Q&A session. This year, for the first time, the public will also vote. Visitors and exhibitors will be able to assign a symbolic “Public Prize” by voting using the specific cards on the first three days of the event. Info: Klimahousestartupaward@klimahouse.it.

The total prize amount of the event, in services, is €30,000. The winner will have a fully set up stand, with additional services and hospitality, at the Klimahouse 2020 editions, advertising services in the catalogue and on the official website of the event, as well as 150 invitation vouchers, a visibility package with a press release and a video interview, all for the 2020 edition. In addition, the winner will be able to take part in ComoCasaClima scheduled to take place in Erba (CO), from 15 – 17 November 2019. The Klimahouse Startup Award is organised by Fiera di Bolzano, IDM Alto Adige-Südtirol and Blum.