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Obiettivo nZEB.

Case in legno a impatto zero con Living Building Challenge.
Palazzo Rinaldi – Sala verde, Treviso  25 Maggio 2017 ore 16:00-18:00.

Stilenatura, azienda trevigiana costruttrice di case bioecologiche in legno ad alto risparmio energetico, organizza un evento in collaborazione con il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, incentrato sugli edifici a bilancio energetico quasi nullo (nZEB) e sull’architettura rigenerativa.

Questo tipo di edifici sarà obbligatorio in tutta Italia a partire dal 1° gennaio 2019 (per edifici pubblici) e dal 1° gennaio 2021 (per quelli privati), secondo la direttiva 2010/31/UE. Quali sono le prospettive del mercato, le metodologie e le soluzioni disponibili? Oltre alla testimonianza di Stilenatura, approfondiremo il tema con il contributo di

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 bioedile.

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.

Posti gratuiti limitati, iscrizione obbligatoria.

Programma

15:30 Registrazione partecipanti
16:00 Saluti e introduzione a cura dell’amministrazione comunale di Treviso
16:15 Costruzioni ecologiche in legno Xlam: differenziarsi nella qualità lungo il processo costruttivo. Francesco Perozzo, Stilenatura.
16:40 Comfort e salubrità negli edifici nZEB. Il diavolo sta nei dettagli? Matteo Pontara, Naturalia-BAU.
17:10 Oltre gli nZEB, edifici a impatto zero con Living Building Challenge. Carlo Battisti, Living Buiding ChalIenge Collaborative: Italy.
17:40 Domande e risposte
18:00 Rinfresco.

Informazioni e registrazione

Dove:  Palazzo Rinaldi, Piazza Rinaldi, 31100 Treviso
Parcheggi:  consigliato Piazzale Burchiellati (ex pattinodromo)
Informazioni:  +39 347 7098013 info@stilenatura.it
Registrazione:   Partecipazione gratuita, posti limitati.
Iscrizione tramite Eventbrite qui
Scadenza per la registrazione: martedì 23.05.2017
Scarica il programma qui.

Feeling REGENERATED, at last.

Five takeaways from REGENERATION 2017, 3rd edition.

Another edition (the third) is gone and I think of the punctual and constant work we did in these five months (yes, that is what it takes to organize REGENERATION) to get the most out of these 64 hours (from Wednesday, 26 at 9 o’ clock, to Friday 28, April night at 1 AM, April 29) super-concentrated of enthusiasm, innovation, creativity, internationality and robust technical skills.

I’m often flattering myself that the process is so well-known that I’m not able to grasp the differences between one edition and another. But every time the surprise catches me, little by little as I cross the Centrale Fies gates the days before; I feel the energy that is coming up. It’s never the same experience and I’m fond of people and teams (people make teams …) and so impressed with their willingness to give the best of themselves for a common end result. Also this time it was different, these are my five main take-aways.

1. The force is in the group

People make the group. Thus begins, the theoretical exercise that we make every year at the end of the selection process, to form groups as much balanced as we can. We try to balance everything: architects and engineers, Italians and foreigners (but we are all Europeans, what really changes between an engineer from Turin and a Slovakian architect?), males and females (yes, “males and females”, not “men and women”, as we used to say when we were kids and we went to school ;-), age (the teams are more or less of the same average age, about thirty years old), the areas of sustainability (energy, water or materials? ), curricula, graduates, doctorates, masters, experiences, projects’ portfolio, etc. etc. etc.

YELLOW team

Then, throughout the workshop, little by little, it is the group that emerges, it is the group that makes people, and among three teams theoretically perfectly balanced, in the end there is only one who wins; and it is always, I say always, the best-knit. Dynamics, synergies, continuous confrontation, optimism, and a pinch of calm in the creative disorder. After three years I know how you can win REGENERATION 😉

2. If energy is limitless.

Energy begins to grow in the days before the start of REGENERATION. We do the inspections and each time I understand that no coincidence brought us here. Here, where the Fies hydroelectric plant started producing in 1909 to cover the energy needs of the city of Trento, the factory continues to produce creative energy. Energy is not unlimited and it is consumed, someone would think. But when it comes to competition, energy instead of being consumed, is produced, by the quiet and constant interaction of the 15 participants. It’s a renewable energy, actually.

BLUE team (with Martin Brown, tutor)

This year, unlike the previous editions, we anticipated the entire program of half a day, to allow young professionals to conclude the three projects within Friday night, at 1 AM. But they started to stay up late (3, 4, …) already from the first night. When creativity is bulimia. 64 hours x 5 people = 320 men/women hours… I thought they would have been completely squeezed on Friday night… nothing, they were more or less as fresh as a daisy. Energy regenerates. And it is contagious.

3. Living Building Challenge. We can do it.

Once again the Living Building Challenge has been won. You can re-qualify a building with a zero environmental impact; yes, you can do it and it’s also fun. In 2015, the first REGENERATION building was the municipal library of Dro (1975), a building with good potential for transformation, also in relation to the nearby Sarca River. Last year, for the second edition, an additional complication, a historic building with preservation constraints – the Arco Bus Station (1891) – and also in this case the teams (all of them) did it.

GREEN team (with Emanuele Naboni, tutor)

This time, we have broadened the range of action, asking the participants to analyze the relationship between the “A. Zadra” elementary school and the Degasperi district, in Riva del Garda. A jump in scale, where you can see the transition between the building and the community, always following the Living Building Challenge philosophy. And even in this case the challenge (technical, architectural, technological, urban planning) was won. I continue to say, and I really start to convince myself, Living Building Challenge buildings are the buildings of the future, like the NZEBs (Nearly Energy Zero Buildings) that will be mandatory in Italy since 2019 according to 2010/31 EU Directive.

4. A replicable model

2015, Dro. 2016, Arco. 2017, Riva del Garda. We arrived at the lake front. A typical 70s building, a historic building, this time a neighborhood. And now? How to go on? The question turns in my head for a while.

The mechanism is running, the scheme works, and the model is replicable. Boundaries are now too small; the gameplay is ready to be re-presented in new contexts. European, like Europeans are the brilliant professionals who come to Fies every year to come out to promote the principles of the Living Building Challenge in their cities and nations. In addition, the surprising results (the three projects submitted are always valid and feasible) triggered by the almost three days of intense work by each of the three teams, clash with the solid procedures practice (policy choices, funding decrees, bidding, permissions, etc., etc.) and enthusiasm is blurred on time. In short, REGENERATION needs a regeneration…

Centrale Fies

5. Genius loci

The Genius loci is a natural and supernatural entity linked to a place and object of worship in the Roman religion. This association between Genius and the physical site originates from the Augustan age. According to Servio, nullus locus sine Genio (no place is without a Genius) (Commentary to Eneide, 5, 95). Genius loci is now understood in architecture to identify the set of socio-cultural, architectural, linguistic, and habitat characteristics that characterize a place, an environment, a city. A transversal term, which deals with the characteristics of an environment interlaced with man and the habits with which he lives in this environment. It indicates the “character” of a place.

There is a genius in the locus of Centrale Fies. Something that was there, that is there now, that has appeared at each REGENERATION, something that remains behind us as we pass the gate in the cold last night, before the final presentations. Some things are really difficult to be written in a call for a design competition…

#REGENERATION

What is REGENERATION?

It is a design workshop – entirely based on the Living Building Challenge standard – in which teams composed of young professionals under 35 years old, are called to develop a project of sustainable requalification of an existing public building for the local community. Every team should respond to specific requirements defined in the announcement Integrative design, synergistic development of the project and sharing of expertise are necessary prerogatives to tackle this challenge. The purpose of the competition is to show the best sustainable regeneration project for the existing building in terms of architecture, energy efficiency, livability and relationship with social, urban and natural context.

3rd edition teams and projects:

YELLOW team (winner): Francesco Perozzo (leader, Italy), Giulia Guglielmo (Italy), Louise Hamot (France), Sonia-Iulia Raetchi (Romania), Eugenijus Sapel (Lithuania). Project: COLSFOOT.

BLUE team: Estelle Cruz (leader, France), Ilaria Lando (Italy), Marco Rossato (Italy), Anamaria Vasile (Romania), Jurgis Zemitis (Latvia). Project: GROWING BUILDING.

GREEN team: Nicolò Santon (leader, Italy), Marta Frolova (Latvia), Federica Grott (Italy), Isabela Manu (Romania), Marian Ontkoc (Slovakia). Project: L’INFINITO.

REGENERATION è il primo concorso di progettazione per giovani (meno di 35 anni) architetti e ingegneri europei interamente basato sul protocollo di sostenibilità dell’ambiente costruito Living Building Challenge, il più rigoroso al mondo. Giunto alla terza edizione, è organizzato da Carlo Battisti con Macro Design Studio e il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy e con il supporto dell’International Living Future Institute di Seattle (WA, USA), l’ente che ha sviluppato e promuove lo standard LBC.

FACEcamp, hub italo-austriaco per facciate ad alte prestazioni.

Un centro di competenza per facilitare lo sviluppo di sistemi avanzati di facciata.

In un edificio la facciata deve assolvere contemporaneamente a diverse funzioni: proteggere dalle intemperie, regolare gli scambi di calore e di energia, permettere un’illuminazione comfortevole e soddisfare una funzione estetica. Nel costruire edifici energeticamente efficienti e in cui si vive bene, la capacità delle aziende di sviluppare facciate complesse sta assumendo negli ultimi anni un ruolo sempre più importante.

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L’esperienza del Gruppo di Lavoro Facciate coordinato da IDM Alto Adige Südtirol prosegue nella realizzazione di un centro di competenza transfrontaliero sulle facciate, all’interno del programma Interreg Italia – Austria. Il progetto (2017-2019) vede Eurac Research come capofila, in compagnia di IDM e delle aziende altoatesine Frener & Reifer e glassAdvisor per la parte italiana, l’Università di Innsbruck e le aziende Bartenbach e HELLA Sonnen- und Wetterschutztechnik per quella austriaca. FACEcamp (FACE = Façades Architecture Construction Engineering) vuole rafforzare la cooperazione transfrontaliera tra imprese e centri per la ricerca e innovazione nel settore dei sistemi di facciata avanzati per la realizzazione di edifici confortevoli ed energeticamente efficienti.

foto: EURAC

L’obiettivo di FACEcamp è anche di sostenere gli attori del settore nella valutazione delle prestazioni delle facciate. Dal 2013, nel laboratorio per l’involucro edilizio, i ricercatori di Eurac Research testano dal punto di vista termico ed energetico componenti e sistemi d’involucro come serramenti, pareti opache e sistemi di facciata avanzati. Tra tre anni, quando il centro sarà in attività, le imprese locali potranno rivolgersi a questo hub per avere un supporto nella ricerca e nello sviluppo di facciate complesse. Nel frattempo, gli esperti dei partner di progetto si focalizzeranno sullo sviluppo di metodi di calcolo e misura per valutare in modo affidabile le prestazioni dei sistemi di facciata, il loro contributo alla qualità degli ambienti dove viviamo e lavoriamo, e gli effetti di diversi tipi di illuminamento sul benessere degli utilizzatori degli edifici.

Interreg V-A Italia – Austria fa parte dei programmi di cooperazione territoriale europea per il periodo 2014-2020. Il programma promuove lo sviluppo equilibrato e sostenibile e l’integrazione armoniosa nell’area di confine tra Italia e Austria. Il programma è finanziato dal Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale (FESR) e da contributi pubblici nazionali per un totale di 98 milioni di euro. Con questi fondi, il programma promuove progetti di cooperazione italiana-austriaca nel campo della ricerca e innovazione, natura e la cultura, espansione delle competenze istituzionali e lo sviluppo regionale a livello locale.

immagine: glassAdvisor

FACEcamp | Kompetenzzentrum zur Unterstützung der Entwicklung moderner Fassadensysteme

Dieser Antrag zielt auf Stärkung und nachhaltige Stabilisierung transnationaler Kooperationen zwischen Firmen und Forschungseinrichtungen auf dem Gebiet moderner Fassadensysteme mit Fokus auf Energieeffizienz, Komfort und Gesundheit ab. Dabei sollen Stakeholder und Firmen bei der Bewältigung planerischer Anforderungen durch moderne Fassadensysteme unterstützt werden.

Das Kooperationsprogramm Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich ist Teil der Förderprogramme im Rahmen des Ziels Europäische territoriale Zusammenarbeit für die Periode 2014-2020. Es fördert die ausgewogene, nachhaltige Entwicklung sowie harmonische Integration im Grenzraum zwischen Italien und Österreich und wird durch den Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) und nationale öffentliche Beiträge in Höhe von insgesamt rund 98 Millionen Euro finanziert. Mit diesen Mitteln fördert das Programm italienisch-österreichische Kooperationsprojekte in den Bereichen Forschung und Innovation, Natur und Kultur, Ausbau institutioneller Kompetenz und Regionalentwicklung auf lokaler Ebene.

foto © IDM/A.Filz

FACEcamp | Competence center to facilitate the development of advanced facade systems

FACEcamp project aims at strengthening a long-term transnational cooperation among companies and R&I entities in the field of advanced façade systems for healthy, comfortable and energy efficient buildings. FACEcamp goal is to support stakeholders to cope effectively with the facade performances.

The Interreg V-A Italy-Austria programme is a cross border programme under the European Territorial Cooperation Goal for the programming period 2014-2020, aiming to support a balanced and sustainable development and a harmonious integration of the border region between Italy and Austria. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as well as national public contributions for a total of 98 million euro. With these funds, the programme promotes Italian-Austrian cooperation projects in the fields of research and innovation, nature and culture, institutional capacity and community led local development.

Per maggiori informazioni | mehrere Informationen | for further information: carlo.battisti@idm-suedtirol.com

Pioneering a new frontier for healthy buildings.

The WELL Faculty™ Program is a network of educators – authorized by the International WELL Building Institute™ (ILFI) – who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topic of the WELL Building Standard™ and who have demonstrated and maintain well-honed presentation and facilitation skills.

After becoming in 2016 the first in Italy to earn the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) credential, Carlo Battisti has just entered – first in EU – the WELL Faculty family, placing him among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment. There are currently 32 WELL Faculty educators under the Program (11 of them are outside US).

Our buildings have a profound impact on our health, well-being and productivity.

WELL is an independently verified, performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and well-being. WELL is also the first building standard to focus exclusively on the human health and wellness in our buildings and communities.

WELL combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing buildings as vehicles to support human health and well-being.

WELL Certified™ spaces can help create buildings that improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, productivity and performance of its occupants.

WELL is composed of over 100 features that are applied to each building project. Each WELL feature is designed to address issues that impact the health, comfort or knowledge of occupants through design, operations and behavior.

Our buildings can shape our habits and choices, regulate our sleep-wake cycle, drive us toward healthy and unhealthy choices, and passively influence our health through the quality of our surroundings.

WELL provides a framework for project teams to incorporate a variety of strategies to integrate human health and well-being at the heart of building design, construction and operations. WELL also allows project teams to innovate and transform the way humans can interact with the buildings and spaces they live in. WELL allows people to connect with buildings. [Sources: WELL Brochure. Copyright© 2016 by Delos Living LLC]

Carlo Battisti is WELL AP™ and WELL Faculty™. Interested in hosting a WELL presentation or conducting a WELL pre-assessment of your project? Contact and information here.

Come join us for LF17 :-)

Living Future unConference 2017
THE LEADING EVENT FOR REGENERATIVE DESIGN

Living Future unConference is an annual event that attracts disruptive design leaders. Join a cross-industry collaborative network that is creating a healthy built environment.


Celebrate Genius and Courage in all of its forms during the 11th Annual Living Future unConference, May 17-19 in Seattle, WA. Join us for unconventional sessions + dynamic speakers, including Van Jones, Naomi Klein, and Kirsti Luke.  Living Future brings hundreds of thought-leaders to the table to create a healthy and just future for all. #ChallengetheNorm and uncover your role to make this future a reality. Register here 🙂

Living Future unConference is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement to make strides toward a healthy future for all. This year, we will focus on the layers of Genius and Courage during unconventional sessions and dynamic speaking engagements with top-notch keynotes. We’ll open the unConference with Van Jones, a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor and CNN political correspondent. Celebrate 11 years of innovation and partake in the out-of-the-ordinary experience that is the essence of the unConference.

Unforgettable keynotes

Van Jones is a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor, and CNN political correspondent. He is the Founder and President of Dream Corps — an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. The Dream Corps three programs,#cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014) which is being translated into over 25 languages.  This Changes Everything, the documentary inspired by the book and narrated by Naomi premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. Recent articles have also appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, The New York Times, the New Yorker, Le Monde, The London Review of Books.

Kirsti Luke is Chief Executive of Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngāi Tūhoe’s Tribal Authority. She holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB), is extremely knowledgeable about the tribe’s treaty claims, and was involved in the establishment of Te Uru Taumatua. Her goal is to build the organization and the tribe’s economy and improve descendants’ quality of life. Her role includes recruiting management staff, building relationships with stakeholders and government agencies, developing policies to improve or coordinate options for housing, health and employment for Tūhoe and providing business recommendations to build up the tribe’s economy.

The full program

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The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Composed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.
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RESTORE | REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

logo_costApproved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 24 October 2016, REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy (RESTORE) is one out of the 25 new Actions that were selected out of 478 eligible proposals collected earlier in April.

RESTORE: ‘to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position’.

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’.

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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 particular emphasis on the 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 will raise aspirations and deliver restorative outcomes. 

Walden Pond, Concord (MA, USA)

Walden Pond, Concord (MA, USA)

The RESTORE Action 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. 

The COST proposal will advocate, mentor and influence for a restorative built environment sustainability through work groups, training schools (including learning design competitions) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

General information:

CA COST Action CA16114 REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
Start of Action: 09.03.2017  End of Action: 08.03.2021
Proposers: Carlo Battisti w/ Martin Brown, Sue Clark, Emanuele Naboni
Science Officer: Estelle Emeriau
Administrative Officer: Aranzazu Sanchez

For further information: carlo.battisti@eurac.edu

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology, including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities. Based on a European intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology, COST has been contributing – since its creation in 1971 – to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond. 

REGENERATION 2017 – Apply now!

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Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy with Macro Design Studio and Carlo Battisti is organising the third edition of: REGENERATION , the design competition in Europe entirely based on the sustainability certification standard Living Building Challenge.

The competition is open to professionals (architects, engineers, environmental sustainability and landscape experts) in Europe, under 35 years old. The deadline for the request of participation is next January 31^st, 2017. We will select the best 15 on the basis of the documentation submitted.

The event will take place at Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento – Italy), on April, 26^th to 29^th, 2017. 64 non-stop hours of integrative design in which each team, assisted by tutors expert of LBC, will compete in designing the best redevelopment project of an existing local public building. There will be side events i.e. a final conference open to the public on the issues of LBC as well as the final presentation of the projects, with the proclamation of the best project by an international jury.

Participants (after the selection of the 15) are required to pay a registration fee of 240 € + VAT. Room and board are paid by the organization. The award for the best team of the project is 3,000 € (cash).

You may find all the information about REGENERATION on:

The deadline for the request of participation is next January 31^st, 2017.
Do you want to regenerate with us? Help us spread the word!
Thank you and a warm greeting from

The REGENERATION Team

APPLY NOW!

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