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Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice.

Apply for the 2nd RESTORE Training School ūüôā

Supported by  the Institute of Architecture and Technology (IBT) of The Royal Danish Academy (KADK) and COST RESTORE Action CA16114.

Are you a European professional or a researcher with demonstrated experience in Regenerative Design? Or have you been applying Grasshopper based modelling of Outdoor Climate,  LCA-Circular Economy, or Indoor Wellbeing? Do you have experience in Grasshopper based integrated design? If the answer is yes to any of this question, and you would like to exchange and further develop your research and practical skills in an intensive design competition, this Training School in Malaga (15th to 19th of October, 2019) is for you. By the way, you will be co-funded with 800 euros to participate in 5 days of pure design and modelling,  digital tutorials from the international trainers and scientific conferences.

Click here for details and apply by August 5th, 2018.

The International Trainers

Emanuele Naboni (KADK), Chris Mackey (Ladybug Tools and Payette, USA),¬† Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute, USA), Negendhal Kristoffer (BIG, Denmark), Angela Loder (International WELL Building Institute, USA), Martin Brown(Fairsnape, UK), Ata Chokhachian (TU Munich, Germany), Daniele Santucci (TU Munich, Germany), Munch-Peterson Palle (Henning Larsen and KADK, Denmark), Alexander Hollberg (ETH Z√ľrich, Switzerland), Panu Pasanen (One Click LCA, Finland), Wilmer Pasut (Eurac Research, Italy).

Regenerative Design: from Theory to the Digital Practice.

The aim of the conferences and the training school is the digital implementation of Regenerative Sustainable Design principles in the transformation of existing sites. Via the use of freeware digital parametric modelling, the challenges are to improve outdoor microclimate qualities and the indoor wellbeing, operating a transformation that responds to the criteria of Circular Economy.

The research and design project will represent, in this regard, an opportunity for enhancing life in all its manifestations. This presumes shifting the focus from a solely based human-centred design process into a nature-centred one, where ‚Äúpeople and buildings can commit to a healthy relationship with the environment where they are placed‚ÄĚ. Such approaches are discussed in morning conferences and in the afternoon scientific driven design developments.

The Barrio of La Luz, which was built after 1960 in Malaga is used as a reference. The site is a polluted heat-island, disconnected from sea breezes, with a spread hardscape, and with no presence of natural elements. Furthermore, the urban dwellers experience poor wellbeing due to the deprived quality of the units, being these modified by tenants often leading to obstructing natural ventilation and light. The projection of climate change will further exacerbate such outdoor and indoor conditions, and there is a need for an example of interventions that are scalable to the Spanish national level.

20 trainees will form four groups that will develop four competing transformation design proposals. The design that shows a qualitative creative solution with the higher simulated performances will be awarded. Criteria for evaluation will also include the quality of the digital modelling phases and the dynamics of development of the integrated strategies. To assess the projects’ success, the jury is composed of a mix of international and local professionals and scientist, with experience in architecture, performance and modelling.

Collaborating for a Living Future.

A brand-new steering committee for the Italian LBC Collaborative.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCCI) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. LBC is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world.  While there are a handful of Living Buildings in the world, the number of teams trying to achieve Living Building Challenge status increase every year.

At the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy meeting last May 23rd, we established the new Collaborative steering committee. The mission is to implement the Collaborative strategy and organize and develop the related tasks. The new committee has a clear competence related focus, to address effectively the challenge of developing LBC at a national scale, in close connection with the Living Future Institute Europe initiative and ILFI in Seattle.

Here are the new board members and their brief profiles: Carlo Battisti (facilitator, Outreach), Giuseppe Barbiero (Research), Alla Kudryashova (Operations), Michele Massaro (Projects), Marco Rossato (Products) and Alessandro Speccher (Education).

Carlo Battisti
Living Future Institute Europe
Sustainable innovation manager and consultant. Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, twenty years of experience with construction companies. Living Future Accredited Professional. In 2015, he co-founded the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy.

Giuseppe Barbiero
University of Valle d’Aosta
Assistant professor in Ecology and Head of LEAF, the Laboratory of Affective Ecology at the University of Valle d’Aosta. He is co-editor of Visions for Sustainability. His main research interests are the biophilia hypothesis, and the biophilic design.

Alla Kudryashova
University of Bologna
B.A. in Management, M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. In 2015, discovered LBC while writing her thesis paper focused on assessment of BREEAM, LEED and LBC from a Strategic Sustainable Development Perspective. Currently serves Knowledge Transfer Office at the University of Bologna.

Michele Massaro
Freelance architect
Architect, strategic planner and innovation enthusiast, he works in the public and private sectors focusing architectural research according to systemic, biomimetic and territorial environmental characterization approaches. Beekeeper, he studies bees, inspiration of sustainability and beauty.

Marco Rossato
Faresin Formwork
Export Area Manager at Faresin Formwork SpA (Vicenza, Veneto region). He is an Architect and an Engineer interested in Sustainability, Design Process and R&D for Building products. He took part as contestant at ReGeneration 2017 LBC design competition.

Alessandro Speccher
Green Building Council Italia
A national recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative design and implementation. He’s working with GBC Italia from 2007 as President’s assistant, Developer and Education manager and with Progetto CMR as green building and sustainability specialist.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy headquarter is at NOI Techpark, Bolzano, same office as the local International Living Future Institute branch.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the LBCC Italy, please contact us or find us at:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

NOI Techpark, Bolzano

Collaborando per un Living Future.

Comitato di gestione nuovo di zecca per il Collaborative italiano di Living Building Challenge.

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) √® un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilit√†, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge. Il LBCC Italy fornisce un forum unico di confronto ‚Äúdal vivo‚ÄĚ per facilitare il cambiamento nell’ambiente costruito. LBC √® lo standard di sostenibilit√† pi√Ļ avanzato al mondo. Mentre al momento ci sono pochi edifici certificati LBC, il numero di gruppi che sta cercando di realizzare in varie parti del mondo le condizioni del Living Building Challenge cresce ogni anno.

Nella riunione del Collaborative dello scorso 23 maggio, abbiamo istituito il nuovo comitato di gestione del Collaborative. La missione √® mettere in atto la strategia del Collaborative e organizzare e sviluppare le attivit√† correlate. Il nuovo comitato ha un chiaro focus di competenza, al fine di affrontare efficacemente la sfida di sviluppare LBC su scala nazionale, in stretta connessione con l’iniziativa Living Future Institute Europe e ILFI a Seattle.

Ecco i nuovi membri del consiglio e i loro brevi profili: Carlo Battisti (facilitatore, diffusione), Giuseppe Barbiero (ricerca), Alla Kudryashova (attività), Michele Massaro (progetti), Marco Rossato (prodotti) e Alessandro Speccher (formazione).

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy si trova presso il NOI Techpark a Bolzano, nello stesso ufficio italiano dell’International Living Future Institute.

Chiunque sia interessato a partecipare al LBC Collaborative: Italy, può contattarci o trovarci ai seguenti numeri:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

Qui una volta sar√† tutta laguna.

Il catastrofismo gentile di Luca Mercalli (ascoltato ieri al convegno IDM sul piano d’azione bolzanino per rendere energeticamente a posto i condomini) ha un pregio. Si basa su dati talmente impressionanti e incontrovertibili che faccio fatica a pensare ad una tematica pi√Ļ facile da spiegare. E che √® cos√¨ immediatamente legata ad un nuovo definitivo cambio di business che √® impossibile non vederlo davanti al proprio naso.

Perch√© purtroppo (a meno che non mi decido di darmi definitivamente allo yoga, ma non sono sicuro che i benefici possano essere cos√¨ sorprendenti) molto probabilmente nel 2100 io non ci sar√≤ e temo anche molti di Voi. Ma mi scoccia passare ai miei nipoti un globo a +4.C (questa √® la direzione, altro che gli 1,5-2. C previsti a Parigi durante COP21). Che vuol dire che non solo queste simpatiche isolette Kiribati (vedi foto – attuale) di centomila abitanti in Oceania non ci saranno pi√Ļ, ¬†o che i piani bassi dei grattacieli di Shanghai saranno sott‚Äôacqua, ma che il Veneto sar√† tutta laguna. E questo penso che ai veneti interessi.

Come dice Mercalli, non √® solo una questione etica, √® una faccenda molto pratica, perch√© la specie umana non ha mai vissuto un +4.C ed √® altamente probabile che farebbe una fatica ciclopica ad adattarsi. Ed ancora, √® un presupposto talmente robusto per un diverso tipo di business, che mi domando spesso perch√© il mondo dell’economia (generalizzo) non lo capisca. Diversi potenziali clienti, quando ne parlo, mi guardano ‚Äúcome la mucca che vede passare un treno‚ÄĚ; lo so, sono presi da altri problemi contingenti, ma se non √® contingente questo??

Ma soprattutto perch√© non lo capisce la politica, che dovrebbe “per statuto” guardare lontano. Perch√© (altra informazione ribadita ieri) stiamo ancora investendo in Italia pi√Ļ sugli idrocarburi che sulle tecnologie e le fonti green. Quindi, di che cosa stiamo parlando?

Insomma, √® davvero necessario un cambio di marcia, ma tosto, radicale, culturale. ‚ÄúLa cultura non √® la ciliegina sulla torta, la cultura √® la torta‚ÄĚ (Dipak Pant) hanno ricordato ieri. Parafrasando, ‚ÄúLa sostenibilit√† non √® la ciliegina sulla torta, la sostenibilit√† √® la torta‚ÄĚ. Per questo Living Building Challenge, l‚Äôunico protocollo/filosofia/approccio che realizza edifici a impatto ambientale nullo (s√¨); per questo progetti come RESTORE che puntano a provocare uno scatto nella consapevolezza europea sul tema dell‚Äôimpatto delle costruzioni. Ok, questo finale era un piccolo spot, ma possiamo cambiare le cose, dai!

FACE goes international!

FACE | Façades Architecture Construction Engineering (3rd edition).
April ‚Äď November 2018 | Applications are now open!

The FACEcamp project offers to a selected number of professionals a free of charge training program aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aims to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of façade construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades.

The educational program has 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 is divided into 6 units, for a total of 15 days (120 hours).

Applications deadline: 4 March 2018

Language: English
Coordination: Carlo Battisti, IDM S√ľdtirol ‚Äď Alto Adige carlo.battisti@idm-suedtirol.com
Organisation: Marco Cecchellero, EURAC research education@eurac.edu

Further information and application instructions here.

FACEcamp è finanziato dal Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale e Interreg V-A Italia РAustria 2014-2020.
FACEcamp ist durch den Europ√§ischen Fonds f√ľr regionale Entwicklung und Interreg V-A Italien-√Ėsterreich 2014-2020 gef√∂rdert.
(cover photo: © IDM /A.Filz)

Restorative Budapest.

ABOUT RESTORE

RESTORE advocates for a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe.
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 ‚Äėmore good‚Äô.
Within the built environment sustainability agenda a shift is occurring, from a narrow focus on building energy performance, mitigation strategies, and minimisation of environmental impacts to a broader framework that enriches places, people, ecology, culture, and climate at the core of the design task, with a particular emphasis on the salutogenic benefits towards health.
Sustainability in buildings, as understood today, is an inadequate measure for current and future architectural design, for it aims no higher than trying to make buildings ‚Äúless bad‚ÄĚ. Building on current European Standards restorative sustainability approaches can and will raise aspirations and deliver restorative outcomes.
RESTORE CA16114 is an EU COST Action network with 130+ participants across 38 countries, representing a wide spectrum of academic, client, design and construction individuals and organisations.

Night view of The Széchenyi Chain Bridge from Buda Castle

RESTORE CONFERENCE, BUDAPEST

The conference in Budapest will cover exciting new insights in restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe. The event will focus on Restorative Sustainability and Restorative Design.
Restorative Sustainability is an Evolving Agenda of Restorative Design, which introduces the evolving spectrum of paradigms, design challenges, opportunities, and perspectives for sustainable architecture and urban design. It discusses the knowledge, skills, and competence that should inform and orient the practice shift required by an approach to architecture informed by restorative sustainability.
Restorative Design focuses on processes, methods and tools for Restorative Design. Primarily based on case studies derived from workshops, it constitutes the core of the action and intends to provide ‚Äúhands-on‚ÄĚ guidance to the practice of restorative design.

The building of the Hungarian Parliament

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

  • 09.00-09.15 Welcome
    Dr. Andr√°s Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 09.15-09.30 Status of sustainable building in Hungary
    G√°bor Radv√°nyi, Vice President of HuGBC, Chief Architect of Futureal
  • 09.30-09.45 ONE YEAR OF RESTORE
    Carlo Battisti, Eurac Research, RESTORE Chair
  • 09.45-10.15 Sustainability: from Restorative to Regenerative
    Martin Brown, Fairsnape, RESTORE Vice-Chair & WG1 Leader
  • 10.15-10.45 Processes and Tools for Restorative Design
    Emanuele Naboni, KADK Faculty of Architecture, RESTORE WG2 Leader
  • 10.45-11.05 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11.05-11.50 STSM: FROM EXPERIENCE TO DISSEMINATION
    Chair: Michael Burnard, University of Primorska, RESTORE STSM Manager
    Krzysztof Herman (PL) – STSM Title:
    Traces of upcycling and low-budget design in the public space of Faro
    Madalina Sbarcea (RO) – STSM Title:
    A Biophilic Mindset for Restorative Buildings
    Thomas Panagopoulos (PT)
    Experience of STSM Host Organization, University of Algarve, Faro
    Lisanne Havinga (NL) – STSM Title:
    Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool to Guide the Regenerative Design Process
    Giulia Sonetti (IT) ‚Äď STSM Title:
    Outdoor Space Comfort Perception in University Campuses
  • 11.50-12.05 RESTORE: HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
    Bartosz ZajńÖczkowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, RESTORE Science Communication Officer
  • 12.05-12.15 Questions and Answers
    Dr. Andr√°s Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 12.15-12.30 Final Remarks & Closing
    Dr. Andr√°s Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 12.30-13.00 TOUR IN THE KINNARPS HOUSE
  • 13.00-14.00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Date: February 13th, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: V√°ci √ļt 92. Kinnarps House, Jarl Conference Hall
Budapest , Hungary
Website: http://www.eurestore.eu/restore-public-conference/
Registration: here
Program and further details

Under Construction. Atto finale.

Under Construction 2017-2018. Evento conclusivo.

Quando: venerdì 19 gennaio 2018, ore 13:30-17:00
Dove: NOI Techpark, aula SEM3
Indirizzo: Via A. Volta 13a, Bolzano
L’evento √® gratuito, previa registrazione qui. Posti limitati.

Under Construction √® un metodo sviluppato da IDM S√ľdtirol Alto Adige e EURAC Research per facilitare il trasferimento tecnologico e l‚Äôinnovazione, avvicinando ricerca e imprese.

Il tema centrale dell‚Äôedizione 2017-2018 √® ‚ÄúComfort e qualit√† dell‚Äôaria e dell‚Äôambiente interno agli hotel‚ÄĚ.

La sesta edizione di Under Construction mira a creare una collaborazione virtuosa tra hotel, aziende ed esperti sul tema del comfort all’interno dell’edificio.

Tre team di giovani tecnici, esperti sulle tematiche del comfort, hanno elaborato, assieme a un pool di imprese, proposte di progetti innovativi per incrementare il comfort di tre hotel altoatesini. Le imprese del pool, selezionate da IDM, hanno proposto soluzioni innovative, con un alto grado di efficienza e comfort, da integrare negli studi di fattibilità.

Nel workshop verrà illustrata la metodologia applicata nell’edizione 2017-2018 di Under Construction e verranno presentati i risultati del lavoro svolto dai team partecipanti nei tre hotel partner dell’iniziativa.

Destinatari
Albergatori, aziende, professionisti dell‚Äėarchitettura e dell‚Äėingegneria, committenti pubblici e privati, centri di ricerca.

Programma

Per saperne di pi√Ļ (su Vertical Innovation):
Edilizia sostenibile e comfort: una call per aziende innovative (06.06.2017)
La sostenibile leggerezza del comfort (14.06.2017)
Il guru della sostenibilit√†: “Edilizia green: Alto Adige all’avanguardia nel mondo” (26.10.2017)
L’innovazione abita in hotel: architetti e ingegneri al lavoro per il benessere del turista (05.12.2017)

Under Construction ist eine Methode, die von IDM S√ľdtirol und EURAC
Research gemeinsam entwickelt wurde, um den Technologie- und
Innovationstransfer zu beg√ľnstigen und so Forschung und Unternehmen zu
vereinen ‚Äď Forschungsergebnisse werden direkt in Unternehmen umgesetzt.

Inhaltlicher Schwerpunkt von Under Construction 2017-2018 ist “Komfort
und Luftqualit√§t in Innenr√§umen von Hotels‚ÄĚ.

Die sechste Ausgabe von Under Construction zielt auf eine fruchtbare
Zusammenarbeit von Hotels, Unternehmen und Experten f√ľr
Innenraumqualität von Gebäuden ab.

Drei Teams bestehend aus jungen Experten f√ľr Komfortfragen haben
gemeinsam mit Unternehmen, die von IDM ausgewählt wurden, innovative
L√∂sungen mit einem hohen Grad an Effizienz und Komfort f√ľr drei S√ľdtiroler
Hotels entwickelt, die in eine Machbarkeitsstudie eingebunden werden.

Im Workshop wird die Methodologie von Under Construction 2017-2018
erläutert und die von den Teams in den drei Partnerhotels ausgearbeiteten
Ergebnisse vorgestellt.

Zielgruppe
Hoteliers, Unternehmen, Architekten und Ingenieure, öffentliche und
private Auftraggeber, Forschungseinrichtungen.

Programm

Wann: Freitag 19. Januar 2018, 13:30-17:00 Uhr
Wo: NOI Techpark, SEM3 Saal
Adresse: A.-Volta-Straße 13A, Bozen
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, Anmeldung erforderlich. Begrenzte
Teilnehmerzahl. Anmeldung hier.
Veranstaltung in Italienischer Sprache ohne Simultan√ľbersetzung.

Come ti appalto la facciata.

I risultati del progetto “Capitolato Prestazionale Facciate” in un articolo di EURAC per Elsevier.

Il Journal scientifico Sustainable Cities and Society di Elsevier ha pubblicato un articolo in versione Open Access, a firma Pascal Vullo, Alessio Passera e Roberto Lollini, ricercatori di Eurac Research di Bolzano, che apre la strada a un nuovo approccio nella redazione dei capitolati di facciate tecnologicamente complesse.

Lo studio nasce sulla scorta delle risultanze del progetto ‚ÄúCapitolato Prestazionale Facciate‚ÄĚ svolto per conto della Ripartizione Edilizia e servizio tecnico della Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, in collaborazione EURAC research (Istituto per le Energie Rinnovabili), IDM (Ecosystem Construction) e Universit√† di Bolzano (Facolt√† di Scienze e Tecnologie).

Questo lavoro rappresenta un possibile nuovo approccio per l’introduzione di criteri prestazionali sull’involucro, nella pianificazione e gestione degli appalti di progetti di edifici con facciate tecnologicamente complesse e fa da ponte per le attività per gli studi sulle prestazioni delle facciate che vengono svolte all’interno del progetto Interreg IT-AU FACEcamp.

Il titolo dell‚Äôarticolo √® ‚ÄúImplementation of a multi-criteria and performance-based procurement procedure for energy retrofitting of facades during early design‚ÄĚ. Qui l’abstract e alcuni commenti nella news di GuidaFinestra e qui il collegamento con l’articolo su Sustainable Cities and Societies di Elsevier. Buona lettura ūüôā

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