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What does good look like?

Living Buildings in Europe, the autumn workshop series.

Thanks to you, the International Living Future Institute works every day to realise the climate action defined by the Paris Accords. We lead the direction toward products, buildings and communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

With this vision as our guide, we can enact truly transformational change.

Now, the Living Future Institute Europe is poised to unify a regenerative standard across a continent that is already leading the way to resilient built environments. We invite you to partner with LFI Europe to support this transformation and bring global solutions to a global problem.

Oct 17, 2018 Barcelona, Spain

We are excited to announce that this October, we are hosting a series of Living Building Challenge Workshops and events across the continent. Here, you will learn:

  • How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities
  • How to become a Zero Energy leader
  • How to achieve a Net Positive Water demand
  • How to select Healthy Materials

Oct 19, 2018 Malaga, Spain

These workshops are 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. Workshop participants will receive instruction on the actionable tools and techniques that can be applied in your local context.

Oct 23, 2018 Paris, France

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 24, 2018 Eindhoven, Netherlands

Spaces are limited for this unique training opportunity; please RSVP TODAY.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reserve your seat.

For further information about these events and the Living Future Institute Europe initiative:

International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
carlo.battisti@living-future.org
https://living-future.org/living-future-europe/

Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice.

Apply for the 2nd RESTORE Training School 🙂

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 Zürich, 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 “people and buildings can commit to a healthy relationship with the environment where they are placed”. 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) è un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge. Il LBCC Italy fornisce un forum unico di confronto “dal vivo” per facilitare il cambiamento nell’ambiente costruito. LBC è lo standard di sostenibilità più 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 è mettere in atto la strategia del Collaborative e organizzare e sviluppare le attività 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

Restorative buildings across Europe.

Join us for a series of talks between Berlin and London about restorative buildings.

Sustainability in buildings, as understood today, is an inadequate measure for architectural design, for it aims no higher than trying to make buildings ‘less bad’. Please join us in a series of events on week 16/2018 between Berlin and London to understand how we can bring restorative principles to buildings across Europe. Here is the program, enjoy 🙂

Greenbuild Europe Reception
April 16, 2018
6-7:30 PM
Humboldt-Box
Schloßpl. 5, 10178 Berlin, Germany

The International Living Future Institute would like to invite you to join a reception at the inaugural Greenbuild Europe Conference for a special announcement.
This exciting event and presentation will feature Amanda Sturgeon, CEO and author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, talking about the future of green buildings and regenerative design.
The event is free, but registration is required. Food and drink will be provided.
with Amanda Sturgeon (ILFI, CEO) and Carlo Battisti.

Bringing Restorative and Living Buildings to Europe. The COST Action RESTORE.
April 18, 2018
10-11 AM
Greenbuild Europe, Radisson Blu Hotel
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

The COST Action CA16114 ‘REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy’ (RESTORE) will affect a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings, promoting forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, health and wellbeing inside and outside buildings, in harmony with urban ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature.
– with Carlo Battisti, Martin Brown (Fairsnape) and Amanda Sturgeon (ILFI, CEO).

Life Cycle Assessment as a tool for design.
April 18, 2018
10-11 AM
Greenbuild Europe, Radisson Blu Hotel
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

This session will focus on tools available to practitioners to assess and lower emissions of their projects, through environmental-oriented material and construction choices. New information will include an inventory of available data in Europe, an overview of LCA tools, a proposed simplification and standardisation of uncertainty in LCA and a hands-on case study.
– with Catherine De Wolf (EPFL), Giulia Peretti (WSGT), Lisanne Havinga (TU Eindhoven) and Emanuele Naboni (KADK).

Healthy habitats for humans.
April 20, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Interface London, 1 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AL, United Kingdom

“Biophilic design is a design philosophy, and has the potential to intentionally reconnect people and nature through buildings. It goes beyond adding plants or a water feature and focuses on connecting to the particular ecology of a place, to its culture and climate to create buildings that are full of life.”
– with Amanda Sturgeon, author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, CEO, International Living Future Institute.
Price £ 53,59. Tickets here.

FACE goes international!

FACE | Façades Architecture Construction Engineering (3rd edition).
April – 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 Südtirol – 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 – Austria 2014-2020.
FACEcamp ist durch den Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung und Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich 2014-2020 gefördert.
(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 ‘more good’.
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 “less bad”. 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 “hands-on” guidance to the practice of restorative design.

The building of the Hungarian Parliament

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

  • 09.00-09.15 Welcome
    Dr. András Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 09.15-09.30 Status of sustainable building in Hungary
    Gábor Radványi, 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) – STSM Title:
    Outdoor Space Comfort Perception in University Campuses
  • 11.50-12.05 RESTORE: HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
    Bartosz Zajączkowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, RESTORE Science Communication Officer
  • 12.05-12.15 Questions and Answers
    Dr. András Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 12.15-12.30 Final Remarks & Closing
    Dr. András 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: Váci út 92. Kinnarps House, Jarl Conference Hall
Budapest , Hungary
Website: http://www.eurestore.eu/restore-public-conference/
Registration: here
Program and further details

Living Communities a Matera.

Living Buildings & Living Communities: la sfida della rigenerazione.

Quando: martedì 6 febbraio 2018, ore 15:30-19:00
Dove: Casa Cava
Indirizzo: Via S. Pietro Barisano, Matera
L’evento è gratuito, previa registrazione qui. Posti limitati.

Living Building Challenge

Il Living Building Challenge (LBC) è il più rigoroso standard prestazionale dell’ambiente costruito. Prevede la progettazione e realizzazione di edifici funzionanti in modo pulito, bello ed efficiente così come lo richiede un’architettura ispirata alla natura. Questi sono i “Petali” LBC (le categorie prestazionali di sostenibilità Living Building Challenge): PLACE (Luogo), WATER (Acqua), ENERGY (Energia), HEALTH & HAPPINESS (Salute e felicità), MATERIALS (Materiali), EQUITY (Equità), BEAUTY (Bellezza).

Maggiori informazioni: http://living-future.org/lbc

Obiettivi

I partecipanti acquisiranno una conoscenza di base del Living Building Challenge – una filosofia, uno strumento di patrocinio ambientale e un programma di certificazione che affrontano lo sviluppo sostenibile a tutti i livelli. Per essere certificati secondo LBC, i progetti devono soddisfare una serie di requisiti prestazionali ambiziosi misurati per un minimo di 12 mesi di occupazione continua.

Come possiamo estendere questi concetti a livello di comunità? Con la guida di Alicia Daniels Uhlig dell’International Living Future Institute di Seattle (WA, USA) scopriremo il Living Community Challenge, uno strumento di pianificazione urbana, progettazione e costruzione per creare una relazione simbiotica tra le persone e tutti gli aspetti dell’ambiente costruito.

Con la partecipazione di:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, un gruppo di professionisti volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge, lo standard di sostenibilità dell’ambiente costruito più avanzato al mondo.
Naturalia-BAU, l’azienda altoatesina che da 25 anni propone prodotti e sistemi naturali di alta qualità per una casa sana e rappresenta in Italia un importante punto di riferimento del settore bio-edile.
DICATECh, il Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, del Territorio, Edile e di Chimica del Politecnico di Bari.

Programma

Alicia Daniels Uhlig è un architetto e appassionato sostenitore della bioedilizia, con 20 anni di esperienza nella progettazione sostenibile. Alicia è direttore per l’International Living Future Institute del protocollo Living Community Challenge e responsabile per le policies, è impegnata ad accelerare la creazione di comunità vivaci, sane e sostenibili. Prima di unirsi a ILFI, ha praticato la libera professione di architetto a Seattle (Washington, USA) con GGLO, in California con Van der Ryn Architects e nelle Isole Vergini americane. Il focus di Alicia sulla sostenibilità l’ha portata anche a lavorare su progetti di architettura locale in Italia (segue).

Informazioni e registrazione

Dove: Casa Cava, via San Pietro Barisano 47, Matera
Parcheggi: consigliato Via Roma/Piazza Matteotti.  Tuteliamo l’ambiente, prediligiamo mezzi pubblici o mezzi in condivisione.
Informazioni:  +39 340 8003909
Registrazione: Partecipazione gratuita, posti limitati. Iscrizione tramite Eventbrite qui.
Scadenza per la registrazione: lunedì 05.02.2018.
Crediti formativi professionali: verranno riconosciuti 3 CFP per gli ingegneri, in accordo con l’Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Matera.

Vi aspettiamo 🙂

Casa Cava, Matera