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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

A Restorative week.

The first RESTORE Training School is going to take place in Lancaster, UK between 14th and 17th November 2017. We have 30+ trainees attending, representing a great spectrum of sustainability disciplines, experience and EU countries. We have brilliant international trainers and guest lecturers. In addition, we will be joined by 12 RESTORE core group members. It’s going to be a great event and one not to miss.

Lancaster (Lancashire), UK

Focusing on Restorative Sustainability, Biophilia, and Sustainability Education, in four days trainees will gain a deep understanding of Restorative Sustainability and the key topics from RESTORE working groups. Training School trainees (students, educators, and practitioners) will participate in multiple introduction seminars, action learning, team and individual presentations, study tours, and much more.

School Highlights

  • Introduction to Regenerative Sustainability and the work of RESTORE Working Groups.
  • Guest lectures including Digital Approaches for Regenerative Design, Mindfulness for Sustainability and more.
  • Regenerative Sustainability Education with Class Of Your Own.
  • Biophilic Design Sessions. We are delighted to have some of the world’s leading experts on biophilic design join us for a powerful biophilic design afternoon of lectures, workshops and webinars.
  • Regenerative Sustainability Tours (Brockholes BREEAM Outstanding and Cuerdon Valley Park, Living Building Challenge Project).
  • Planting trees at the LBC Project (in part to offset carbon from travel, but also to provide locally available Larch timber for any future cladding replacement of the Visitor Centre).

the venue – The Storey, Lancaster

The Training School will operate as a train the trainer course; equipping delegates with techniques and knowledge to run restorative sustainability education modules within their own institute and networks. The RESTORE Training School has been approved by ILFI (International Living Future Institute) for 20 LFA (Living Future Accredited) professional CEU hours.

Confirmed Trainers and Guest Lecturers

Martin BrownRestorative Sustainability
Innovative sustainability & business strategist & advisor @Fairsnape. Author FutuREstorative. UK Living Building Challenge Ambassador and COST Restore Vice Chair. Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, UK.

Alison Watson –  Sustainability Education
Founder and Chief Executive at Class Of Your Own Limited. Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK.

Edeltraud HaselsteinerRESTORE Working Group 1
Urban planning Consulting & Research, Lecturer (University of Technology Vienna, Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture). Vienna, Austria.

Emanuele NaboniRESTORE Working Group 2
BArch, MArch, PhD in Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect. Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy (KADK) in Copenhagen, School of Architecture. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Joe ClancyBiophilia
CMLI Project Landscape Architect at Bradley Murphy Design. Landscape Institute. Biophilic Design Consultant, Co-Author 14 patterns of Biophilic Design. Cubbington, Warwickshire, UK.

Elizabeth CalabreseBiophilic Design
AIA, Architect, Educator WELL Faculty. Author. Fostering health and wellbeing through biophilic and ecological design. Burlington, Vermont, USA.

Amanda SturgeonBiophilia (via webinar)
FAIA, CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA.

Simon ThorpeProject Manager Cuerdon Valley Park LBC Project. Lancashire, UK.

Ann VannerSustainable Heritage
MCIAT. ARB. FHEA Architect/Technologist/Designer. Maker/Doer/Finder. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Anne ParkerMindfulness for Sustainability
Coach, trainer, mindfulness teacher. Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, UK.

Jenni BarrettLandscaping for Regenerative Sustainability
Researcher, consultant, lecturer. Senior Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire. Preston, UK.

Barbara JonesStraw Works
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, manufacturing and commerce (FRSA) in 2009. She was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Construction in 2011 and received a Woman of Outstanding Achievement Award from UKRC in 2009.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lancaster for the First RESTORE Training School 😊

RESTORE (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy) is an EU COST Action that will advocate for a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe. It will promote forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, comfort, health, wellbeing and satisfaction inside and outside buildings, and in harmony with urban and natural ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature. The RESTORE network currently has 120+ participants across 37 countries, representing a wide spectrum of academic, client, design and construction individuals and organisations.

The RESTORE web site is online.

The RESTORE web site is on line 😊

We are happy to announce that the RESTORE website is now up and running. You can visit it at http://www.eurestore.eu

The RESTORE Action aims at 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 RESTORE website is designed to provide you the most important information about RESTORE COST Action. You will be able to find all necessary details about the people involved, their work, the work and outputs from the Working Groups, but also about Short Training Scientific Mission funding opportunities and Training Schools.

Many sections of the website are still under development, but our goal is to make these web pages your hub for RESTORE information. We plan to communicate and disseminate the outcomes of the Action, but we also want to provide you with the information about the activities and involvement of our members. If you are organising any kind of event that might be of interest of other RESTORE participants, please contact us. We will happily share the information.

A reminder that applications for our First Training School are now invited. Please spread the word and be sure to apply if you are at all interested in Restorative Sustainability. Click here for more information.

Our goal is to make this page your hub for RESTORE information. We plan to communicate and disseminate the outcomes of the Action, but we also want to provide you with the information about the activities and involvement of our members. If you are organising any kind of event that might be of interest of other RESTORE participants, please contact us. We will happily share the information.

We look forward to seeing you engage with other RESTORE participants through the important and vibrant discussions and information sharing on our Twitter account and Facebook pages.

The website is based upon work from COST Action CA16114 RESTORE, supported by COST Programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

Copyright © 2017 COST Action CA16114 RESTORE, All rights reserved.

  

 

 

 

Train the trainer … to RESTORE.

The 1st RESTORE Training School, Lancaster (UK) 14-17 Nov 2017.

We are delighted to offer our first RESTORE Training School that will take place in Lancaster, UK between 14th and 17th November 2017. It will focus on Restorative Sustainability, Biophilia, and Sustainability Education. In four days trainees will gain a deep understanding of Restorative Sustainability and learn about key topics from RESTORE working groups.

Training School trainees (students, educators, and practitioners) will participate in multiple introduction seminars, action learning, team and individual presentations, study tours, and much more.

We are hopeful that the Training School will operate as an accredited train the trainer course; equipping delegates with techniques and knowledge to run restorative sustainability education modules within their own institute and networks, and in doing so, receive recognised certification.

Interested in bringing Restorative Sustainability knowledge to your institute and country?

Learn from experts and others experiences from restorative projects and share your own experiences.

APPLY NOW! Making your case: why is this Training School important for you, and, how will you use it to expand Restorative Sustainability understanding in your country.

Applications Open: 15th July 2017
Applications Close: 15th September 2017
Announcement of the selected trainees: 30 September 2017
Deadline for e-Cost registration and confirmation: 13 October 2017
Training School will start Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and end Friday, November 17, 2017
Location: Lancaster (closest airport: Manchester and then by train) 

Suggested Hotels: Sun Hotel 0.2 miles, Borough 0.1 miles, Toll House 0.2 miles, Lancaster University 2 miles.
About Lancaster: http://www.visitlancashire.com/explore/lancaster
Local Host Organisation: Class of Your Own (RESTORE Member, UK MC Sub).
Training School Director: Martin Brown (Fairsnape, Vice Chair RESTORE, Lead WG1).
Who can apply? Students (including PhD), Early Career Investigators, Educators, Practitioners, Change Agents.

The Training School will be limited to 35 delegates, 30 funded through the COST Action and 5 self funded or sponsored opportunities.

Financial support from COST Action RESTORE: the selected trainees will benefit of a grant of 640 Euro. The Trainee Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee. The trainees must sign the meeting attendance list on each day that they attend the event. The grant will be received one month after the training school.

Important! Read the Vademecum www.cost.eu/Vademecum for eligibility for funding.

Training School Themes:

  • Restorative Sustainability (new perspectives on sustainability thinking)
  • Sustainability Education
  • Sustainability learning, sharing and advocating

CA COST Action CA16114
REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
(RESTORE)