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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)

   

Innovation Workshop, l’alta formazione di UC17.

John Boecker

Sarà John Boecker, partner fondatore di 7group, ad avviare il prossimo 23 ottobre l’Innovation Workshop, il programma di alta formazione (80 ore) che costituisce una delle tre fasi di Under Construction 2017. A fare compagnia al “papà” della progettazione integrata e dello sviluppo rigenerativo, protagonista della nascita e dello sviluppo di LEED, un “dream team” di qualificati docenti, selezionati a rappresentare il know-how altoatesino sui temi del comfort e della qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno agli edifici.

Hotel Adler Mountain Lodge, Siusi (BZ)

INNOVATION WORKSHO

Programma

1^ settimana (23-27.10.2017)

Gabriele Frasnelli

Lunedì 23 ottobre
1.1  Processo di progettazione integrata. con John Boecker, 7group
1.2  Illuminazione e comfort visivo.  c/ Giuseppe De Michele, EURAC research e Gabriele Frasnelli,   Stuppner & Frasnelli

Massimo Rovere

Martedì 24 ottobre
1.3  WELL. Le persone al centro. c/ Carlo Battisti, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige
1.4  Acustica dell’ambiente interno. Casi studio, misurazioni, bonifiche,   materiali. c/ Massimo Rovere, Studio di Acustica

Mercoledì 25 ottobre
1.5  Enertour (visita a hotel esemplari), a cura di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Peter Erlacher

Giovedì 26 ottobre
1.6  Materiali salubri per hotel sani. c/ Peter Erlacher, Naturno

Venerdì 27 ottobre
1.7  Sistemi di monitoraggio, valutazione del comfort e della qualità   dell’aria interna. c/ Wilmer Pasut, EURAC research
1.8  Strategie di ventilazione per la mitigazione del discomfort. c/ Annamaria Belleri, EURAC research

2^ settimana (20-24.11.2017)

Lunedì 20 novembre
2.1  Workshop con aziende e hotel – I, a cura di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Anna Scuttari

Martedì 21 novembre
2.2  Comportamento dinamico dell’involucro edilizio. c/ Stefano Avesani, EURAC research
2.3  Innovazione nel turismo e nelle strutture alberghiere. c/ Anna Scuttari e Ingrid Kofler, EURAC research

Martina Demattio

Mercoledì 22 novembre
2.4  ClimaHotel: il sigillo di qualità per progettare, costruire e gestire   hotel sostenibili. c/ Martina Demattio, Agenzia per l´energia Alto Adige – CasaClima
2.5  Megatrends nel settori Health & Wellness (con visita al Bio Vital Hotel Theiner’s Garten). c/ Sabine Schnarf, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Giovedì 23 novembre
2.6  Sustainable Innovation Management. c/ Carlo Battisti, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Marco Larcher

Venerdì 24 novembre
2.7  Analisi termiche e dei rischi di condensa di nodi critici. c/ Marco Larcher, EURAC research

2.8  Workshop con aziende e hotel – II, a cura di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

 

Hotel Edenselva, Selva di val Gardena (BZ)

Under Construction è un metodo sviluppato da IDM Südtirol Alto Adige e EURAC Research per facilitare il trasferimento tecnologico e l’innovazione, avvicinando ricerca e imprese. Il tema centrale del 2017 è “Comfort e qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno agli hotel”.

Under Construction è strutturato nelle seguenti fasi:
1) “Innovation workshop”: moduli di formazione di alto livello sui temi legati al comfort e alla qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno degli hotel.
2) “Field Workshop” nell’hotel assegnato.
3) Evento pubblico di presentazione finale dei risultati.

Per il programma di formazione è stato richiesto l’accreditamento per 80 crediti formativi professionali (CFP) per ingegneri e periti industriali.

Scarica qui il programma completo della formazione. Qui invece trovi la brochure di Under Construction 2017.

La partecipazione è gratuita. Le spese di viaggio e soggiorno sono a carico del partecipante. IDM ed EURAC Research selezioneranno al massimo 12 partecipanti, sulla base del Curriculum professionale e delle motivazioni. Il 30% dei posti è riservato a partecipanti residenti o operanti in Alto Adige.

Inviare la candidatura, che deve includere una lettera di motivazione e il curriculum professionale, entro il 31 luglio 2017 a:

Giulia Faiella
via Siemens 19, 39100 Bolzano – Italia
+39 0471 094231
giulia.faiella@idm-suedtirol.com

From LCA to RESTORE.

Seminar “Carbon Footprint and LCA”
25 July 2017 (h: 15.30 – 17.30)
Location: EURAC, Conference Hall
Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano – Italy

Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, New York – Photo: Farsid Assassi, via BNIM Architects

Carbon Footprint represents one of the most relevant indicators of building environmental sustainably, measuring the carbon dioxide emissions over its life cycle. The carbon dioxide is considered as the major responsible for the greenhouse effect and, therefore, of the global warming and climate change. Sustainable buildings are critical to a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, culturally rich and economically viable within the climate change context. Within the built environment sustainability agenda a shift is occurring, towards 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.

The seminar aims at providing research results on building life cycle assessment, presenting research project RESTORE on a new paradigm for restorative sustainability, and at opening discussion with all interested researchers and practitioners on approach for addressing building design decision process towards sustainability.

Agenda

15:30     Welcome from EURAC. Introduction on Carbon Footprint and LCA
Roberto Lollini, Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research

15:40     Building carbon footprint: challenges and opportunities. Results of the embodied carbon research at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Chicago
Andrea Meneghelli, visiting researcher at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Chicago

16:10     Research studies on whole life cycle embodied carbon in building structures (MIT) and best-practice of industry leaders in the implementation of Whole Life Carbon in the building Sector
Catherine De Wolf, Phd in Building Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston

16:40     Introduction to RESTORE project: REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
Carlo Battisti, RESTORE Action Chair, EURAC Research

17:00     Open discussion with participants
17.30     Closure

Registration:
Please write to gloria.peasso@eurac.edu by 20/07/2017 if you are interested in attending the Seminar.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.www.cost.eu

 

Alle Marcelline si fa festa.

Partito a Bolzano il cantiere da 15 milioni € per il nuovo edificio scolastico. Riporto di seguito il testo integrale dell’articolo di Alto Adige del 18.062017, che Ã¨ possibile anche leggere qui.

Di recente c’è stata una giornata significativa per la Comunità delle Marcelline, con l’atto simbolico della deposizione della “prima pietra” per la costruzione del nuovo edificio scolastico che comprenderà la scuola primaria e quella secondaria di primo e secondo grado. Costo dell’intera operazione: 15 milioni di euro per la parte edilizia, altri 5 per gli arredi. La gara, per le opere murarie, se l’è aggiudicata la ditta “Carron Bau“. L’opera sarà in buona parte finanziata dalla mano pubblica (Provincia e Comune), vista l’utilità socio-educativa e soprattutto l’apertura di un nuovo asilo che per metà sarà pubblico, ossia gestito secondo i criteri comunali.

La responsabile dell’Istituto Suor Maria Grazia Cazzato ha rivolto un cordiale saluto alle autorità presenti, nelle persone dell’assessore provinciale alla scuola italiana Christian Tommasini, dell’assessora comunale alla scuola Monica Franch e di Don Luigi Cassaro che portava la benedizione a nome del vescovo. La responsabile ha tenuto a precisare che «la cerimonia simbolica della posa della prima pietra è significativa e importante sia per la comunità religiosa sia per le aspettative degli alunni e dei genitori ed è un segno di gratitudine perché dopo oltre ottant’anni e dopo tanta attesa e diverse battaglie, il sogno di una nuova scuola sta diventando realtà, grazie soprattutto al generoso contributo della Provincia e del Comune che hanno scelto di investire sul futuro delle nuove generazioni e credono nella validità del progetto formativo dell’Istituto Marcelline». È stato inoltre indirizzato un ringraziamento nei confronti dei progettisti, degli operai e di tutti coloro che, in varia misura, contribuiscono con il loro lavoro a creare una struttura all’avanguardia, nei tempi stabiliti.

Hanno poi preso la parola l’assessora Franch e il collega Tommasini che hanno espresso il loro compiacimento per un’opera «che costituirà un valore aggiunto sia per il quartiere di Gries sia per la città di Bolzano». Dato che l’area del cantiere messa a disposizione dalle maestranze per la cerimonia era piuttosto ristretta per garantire tutti i requisiti della sicurezza solo una rappresentanza di alunni e docenti ha potuto presenziare alla manifestazione. Gli alunni, anche a nome dei loro compagni, hanno rivolto dediche molto originali e simpatiche su come vorrebbero che fosse la nuova scuola. Questi biglietti sono stati poi inseriti in un cilindro che è stato posto dalla responsabile in un apposito spazio all’interno delle fondazioni sopra il quale è stata cementata la prima pietra. A questo passaggio della cerimonia è seguito un canto di ringraziamento da parte dei bambini e il lancio dei palloncini con il loro carico di biglietti ben auguranti [Alto Adige, 18.06.2017].

Per approfondire: “Nuove Marcelline di Bolzano, approvato il progetto di ristrutturazione” (Alto Adige 18.03.2016).

Carlo Battisti è professionista certificato LEED© AP BD+C e ID+C, ai sensi della norma ISO/IEC 17024, e assiste le aziende e i progetti di costruzione per l’introduzione, l’applicazione e la verifica in cantiere delle corrette procedure per il “Cantiere sano“. In particolare, il programma messo in atto si basa sui requisiti, sulle prestazioni e sulle buone pratiche LEED v4 e ha l’obiettivo di ridurre al minimo l’impatto ambientale del cantiere, secondo i seguenti obiettivi principali:

  • abbattere l’inquinamento dovuto al cantiere, controllare l’erosione dei pendii e la filtrazione nelle reti di scarico, le polveri e il rumore;
  • non mandare in discarica i rifiuti ma riciclarli il più possibile;
  • mantenere un livello idoneo della qualità dell’aria in cantiere anche in previsione della salute dei futuri occupanti;
  • consegnare l’edificio agli occupanti con un’idonea qualità dell’aria interna (IAQ).

Maggiori informazioni e contatti qui.

Building Hotel Comfort.

Al via la 6a edizione di “Under Construction”.


Under Construction

Building Hotel Comfort
23.10.2017 – 19.01.2018

E’ aperto il bando per “Under Construction 2017” (scadenza 31.07.2017).

Avvicinare ricerca, impresa e hotel: questo lo scopo della sesta edizione di Under Construction, la scuola di innovazione sostenibile che facilita il trasferimento tecnologico e l’innovazione. Il metodo di insegnamento è stato sviluppato da IDM ed EURAC research. Il tema centrale del 2017 è “Building Hotel Comfort“, che si declina sulle caratteristiche di tre hotel altoatesini che parteciperanno all’iniziativa.

Under Construction 2015-2016 (qui presso Naturalia-BAU)

Under Construction 2015-2016. I partecipanti.

Dodici tra i migliori professionisti e ricercatori under 35 selezionati da tutta Italia formeranno tre gruppi, ciascuno coordinato da un tutor IDM o EURAC. Dopo due settimane di moduli formativi, i partecipanti svilupperanno insieme a imprese selezionate uno studio di fattibilità per il risanamento sostenibile di tre hotel altoatesini, focalizzato sul comfort e l’innovazione.

Con la collaborazione di

 

 

Scarica qui il bando.

Iscrizione | contatto
entro il 31/07/2017

Giulia Faiella
+39 0471 094231
giulia.faiella@idm-suedtirol.com
http://www.idm-suedtirol.com

 

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.