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New Year, new Facilitators.

I nuovi Facilitator del Living Future Italy Collaborative.

(English text follows)

Cambio alla guida del Collaborative italiano della rete Living Future. A cinque anni dalla fondazione siamo lieti di dare il benvenuto ai nuovi Facilitator italiani, Marco Rossato e Matteo Dalla Libera, che dopo una procedura di selezione sono stati approvati nel nuovo ruolo per il biennio 2020-2021 dal comitato di gestione del Collaborative italiano e dall’International Living Future Institute.

Il Living Future Italy Collaborative (LFIC) è un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge (LBC), promosso dall’International Living Future Institute (ILFI). LFIC 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.

Il Living Future Network mondiale si basa sul contributo di Ambassador Presenter e Collaborative, quest’ultimi coordinati dai Facilitator. Gli Ambassador sono volontari che sottoscrivono un accordo biennale con ILFI per la promozione di LBC attraverso presentazioni periodiche. I Collaborative Facilitator sono Ambassador che sottoscrivono un ulteriore accordo biennale impegnandosi a coordinare un Collaborative locale.

Attualmente esistono 120+ Living Future Collaboratives nel mondo, oltre agli International Affiliates: Australia, Europe, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates. I Collaborative affiancano ILFI nella missione di guidare la trasformazione verso un mondo socialmente giusto, culturalmente ricco ed ecologicamente rigenerativo.

Congratulazioni ai nuovi leader, buon lavoro 😉

Matteo Dalla Libera
Laurea in ingegneria elettrica ed elettronica, lavora da diversi anni come responsabile commerciale per l’area Veneto per una ESCo con clienti pubblici e privati. In particolare negli ultimi anni ha sviluppato diverse competenze in progetti per la riqualificazione energetica di condomini. È anche presidente e fondatore di TechStation Padova, start-up attiva nei servizi IT [segue].

Marco Rossato
Laurea in Ingegneria Edile-Architettura, ha maturato esperienza ricoprendo ruoli di tecnico-commerciale per diverse aziende, seguendo progetti internazionali. In particolar modo nei settori: case in legno, trattamento acque e costruzioni. In parallelo alla sua attività lavorativa ha coltivato l’interesse per la sostenibilità partecipando nel 2017 al concorso Regeneration e alla Living Future unconference a Seattle [segue].

The Josey Pavilion, Dixon Water Foundation (Texas, USA) [LBC]

The new Facilitators of the Living Future Italy Collaborative.

Change in the leadership of the Italian Collaborative of the Living Future network. Five years after its foundation, we are pleased to welcome the new Italian Facilitators, Marco Rossato and Matteo Dalla Libera, who after a selection procedure were approved in the new role for the two-year period 2020-2021 by the steering committee of the Italian Collaborative and by the International Living Future Institute.

The Living Future Italy Collaborative (LFIC) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LFIC provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. Developed by the International Living Future Institute, 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.

Etsy Office (Brooklyn, USA) [LBC]

The worldwide Living Future Network is based on the contribution of Ambassador Presenters and Collaboratives, those coordinated by the Facilitators. Ambassadors are volunteers who sign a two-year agreement with ILFI for the promotion of LBC through recurring presentations. Collaborative Facilitators are Ambassadors who sign a further two-year agreement by committing to coordinate a local Collaborative.

There are currently 120+ Living Future Collaboratives worldwide, in addition to International Affiliates: Australia, Europe, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates. Collaboratives work alongside ILFI in the mission of guiding transformation towards a socially just, culturally rich and ecologically regenerative world.

Congratulations to the new leaders, all the best 😉

Matteo Dalla Libera
Degree in electrical and electronic engineering, he has been working for several years as sales manager for the Veneto area for an ESCo with public and private clients. Particularly, he has in the recent years developed various skills in projects for the energy retrofitting of condominiums. He is also president and founder of TechStation Padua, a start-up providing IT services [more].

Marco Rossato
Degree in Building Engineering-Architecture, he gained experience covering technical-sales roles for various companies, following international projects. Especially in these sectors: wooden houses, water treatment and construction. In parallel with his work, he nurtured his interest in sustainability by participating in 2017 in the Regeneration competition and the Living Future unconference in Seattle [more].

Contacts:
Living Future Italy Collaborative

FACE4 is about to start. And there will be “fun” again.

The play arena for innovative façades experts.

Eurac Research offers a high specialization training course on Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering (FACE).

FACE aims at delivering thorough education for technical designers and consultants operating in the façade industry to help them keep pace with a constantly evolving market. The initiative is open to researchers and freelance professionals working in the same industrial field.

Joining FACE allows for a boost in multidisciplinary competence for façade professionals. The course provides insights into the contemporary façade market industry and enables technical designers and consultants to manage complex projects both at organizational and technical level. The program covers architectural concepts, functional requirements and the related technical skills based on a cross-sectorial and international approach.

Course content: concept, design, production, installation, operations, maintenance and cost engineering of advanced façade systems

📌 Bolzano, Milan (Italy)
📅 April to November 2020
🗣 language: English
👉 6 sessions + practical course w/ experts and specialised speakers
👉 course duration = 120h + individual and group projects + opening and final events

Program

Join me together with other 30+ European trainers from façade industry and research for this unique path to become a 360° façade design+building consultant.

Applications deadline is: January 17th, 2020.  Subscribe here.

Participation is subject to admission procedure and payment of a tuition fee covering organizational costs. Places are limited.

It’s all about performances.

The Future Envelope 12
& FACEcamp Results Seminar

Conference on Building Envelopes
20-21 May 2019, NOI Techpark, Bolzano (Italy)

It’s all about performances.

New design tool and approaches, and innovative construction methods are enabling architects and engineers to conceive and develop increasingly complex and daring building envelopes. This process is rapidly reshaping our built environment, and transforming the concept of building envelope itself, which is no longer a passive and static element that only separates the indoor environment from the outdoor world. In this fast changing context, one of the major issues is the evaluation of the performances of such complex façade systems. The different functions of a complex building envelope have their respective requirements, and hence designers have to analyze and ensure the performances of overall faced system.

The aim of “Facade performances” is therefore to provide insights into the performances of these innovative building envelopes considering on four thematic areas, namely architecture, energy, comfort, and economics and management. Hence, the focus will be on the shape of the new envelopes, on their implications on the overall building energy consumption, on the comfort experienced by the occupants of these buildings, and on the financial performances and the new business models that are part of these innovative solutions. For each topic, three leading experts will be invited from research and academia, design firms, and construction companies respectively to share a wide range of experiences, ideas, and visions.

The conference organization is led by IDM South Tyrol & EURAC Research, supported by Free University of Bolzano, University of Innsbruck, and Politecnico of Milano as scientific partners, and in cooperation with the European Façade Network (EFN). This event is funded by the ITA-AUT Interreg project FACEcamp being the project final conference.

PROGRAM

Day 1 – Monday 20th, 2019
09:00-13:00 FACEcamp Results Seminar Room SEM3
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch Foyer
14:00-18:30 The Future Envelope – part I Room SEM1

Day 2 – Tuesday 21st, May 2019
09:00-13:00 The Future Envelope – part II Room SEM1
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch Foyer

NOI Techpark, Via Volta 13a, Bolzano – Italy
Language: English, without translation.
Participation is free but places are limited.

Registration on Eventbrite here:
FACEcamp Results Seminar (20 May)
The Future Envelope (20-21 May)

Participation to the seminar and the conference is valid for 12 CFP education credits for architects, 6 CFP for engineers and 12 CFP for periti industriali.

 is funded by European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.

 

 

Collaboration + abundance at #LF19.

[If there is collaboration, there is also abundance].

Join me at Living Future 19 in Seattle for another incredible #LF unconference 🙂

Living Future is all about cross-industry collaboration. We believe regenerative design can only happen when all voices are brought to the table. If you’re interested in making a difference in your community, then there’s a place for you at Living Future.

Keynote speakers will be: Bill McKibben (350.org, Founder), Mary Robinson (Former President of Ireland, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change), Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, & Community), Sara Sanford (GEN, Executive Director), Mark Chambers (Chief Sustainability Officer, City of New York).
Moreover, there will be a number of sessions, workshops, tours and … happy hour events. Not to forget, the launch of the new version of the Living Building Challenge standard, LBC 4.0 and the new version of JUST 2.0. This is the leading event in regenerative design you can’t miss 😉

I will have the great opportunity to present in two sessions:

The International Summit
Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm – 4:00pm,
Hyatt Regency – Sol Duc Room # 708

Join participants of the Living Future Network around the globe to discuss the creation of Living Buildings, Products, and Communities outside of the US.
read more

REthinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy: The RESTORE Project
Thursday May 2, 2019 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency – Willapa Room #512
w/ Martin Brown and Emanuele Naboni
read more

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’.
This session will focus on the work that the COST RESTORE project has been achieving in Europe over the last two years to accelerate the adoption and awareness of restorative buildings. The session will review research, collaboration and projects that have emerged from this partnership of 130 organizations and institutions. The panellists will elaborate also on how the Living Building Challenge can bring restorative principles to building projects through this Action across Europe.

So, what are you waiting for? … Ready to jojn us at #LF19? Registration here. See you in Seattle 😉

Carlo Battisti is Chair of the COST Action 16114 RESTORE and European Executive Director for the International Living Future Institute.

The RESTORE Challenge.

Join us for the mid-term (un)conference in Bolzano, March 14th, 2019.

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’.

The RESTORE Action affects a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe, promoting 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.

In 2015, world leaders at an historic UN Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Main goal of the event is to analyse through a multidisciplinary collaboration and using an edutainment approach how the RESTORE Action is aligned or may be better aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and can effectively contribute to their achievement.

This event is based upon work from COST Action RESTORE CA16114, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). 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.eurestore.eu

Organisation: Eurac Research – Bolzano, Italy
Credits: 5 LFA (Living Future Accredited professional) CEU hours
Date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Hours: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Bolzano, NOI Techpark, Via A. Volta 13, 39100
Participation free of charge, places are limited.
Registration here.

Download full program here.

Office, Health and Change.

L’effetto dello spazio ufficio e delle attrezzature sulla salute fisica e psicosociale.

L’aumento della produttività e la riduzione dei costi hanno portato una intensificazione dei ritmi di lavoro, spesso in ambienti non ottimali per ottenere il miglior rendimento.

Soluzioni come Job and Desk Sharing, Multi Space, Coworking Spaces o Flexible Offices offrono opportunità per processi di lavoro più efficienti, ma richiedono soluzioni progettuali specifiche, per garantire il comfort e l’ergonomia necessari.

Durante l’evento verranno fornite informazioni per ottenere ambienti lavorativi confortevoli e salubri, ottimizzando i fattori che influiscono sul benessere fisico e mentale. Verranno inoltre mostrati esempi concreti di progettazione partecipativa, misura del comfort e soluzioni di arredo per garantire il «benessere» nel proprio ambiente lavorativo.

Quando: gio 7 febbraio 2019, 16:30 – 19:00 CET
Dove: NOI Techpark, Via Alessandro Volta 13, 39100 Bolzano
Partecipazione gratuita, posti limitati
Registrazione qui
La partecipazione all’evento dà diritto a 2 crediti formativi professionali (CFP) per architetti e 2 crediti LFA (Living Future Accredited professional).

PROGRAMMA

16:00  Registrazione

16:15  Saluti introduttivi

16.30  Progettare e verificare il comfort
Francesco Babich – Eurac Research

17:00  Living office. Progettazione biofilica per gli spazi di lavoro.  Carlo Battisti – International Living Future Institute

17:30    Nuovi spazi per nuove realtà lavorative.
Manfred Andergassen, vival.institute, esperto di management della   salute, supervisore e coach.

18:15   Attento a come ti siedi. Nuovi modi di lavorare, vecchi   problemi?
Michael Kläsener, Sedus Stoll, esperto ergonomico

19:00   Chiusura lavori ed aperitivo

Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia (USA)

Die Auswirkungen von Büroräumen und Geräten auf die körperliche und psychosoziale Gesundheit.

Produktivitätssteigerungen und Kostensenkungen führen zu einer Steigerung des Arbeitstempos, oft in nicht optimalen Umgebungen, um die beste Effizienz zu erreichen.

Lösungen wie Job- und Desk Sharing, Multi Space, Coworking Spaces oder Flexible Offices bieten Möglichkeiten für effizientere Arbeitsprozesse, erfordern jedoch spezielle Designlösungen, um den erforderlichen Komfort und die Ergonomie zu gewährleisten.

Während der Veranstaltung werden Informationen gegeben, um ein komfortables und gesundes Arbeitsumfeld zu schaffen und die Faktoren zu optimieren, die das körperliche und geistige Wohlbefinden beeinflussen. Darüber hinaus werden konkrete Beispiele für partizipatives Design, Komfortmessung und Einrichtungslösungen gezeigt, um “Wohlbefinden” im Arbeitsumfeld zu gewährleisten.

PROGRAMM

16:00  Registrierung

16:15  Begrüßung

16.30  Comfort planen und überprüfen
Francesco Babich – EURAC Institut für erneuerbare Energien

17:00  Living Office. Biophile Planung für Arbeitsräume.
Carlo Battisti – International Living Future Institute

17:30    Neue Arbeitswelten brauchen neue Räume!
Manfred Andergassen, vival.institute, Experte für Betriebliches   Gesundheitsmanagement

18:15   „Sitz Dich nicht krank“; neue Arbeitsweisen – alte Probleme?
Michael Kläsener, Sedus Stoll, Ergonomiexperte

19:00   Abschluss & Networking (inklusive Aperitif)

Wenn: Donnerstag 7.Februar 2019, 16:30 – 19:00 CET Uhr
Wo: NOI Techpark, Alessandro Volta Straße 13, 39100 Bozen
Kostenloser Event. Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl.
Registrierung hier
Für die erfolgreiche Teilnahme erhalten Architekten zwei Credits. Dieser Workshop wurde auch für 2 LFA (Living Future Accredited professional) CEU-Stunden genehmigt.

ILFI a Klimahouse. La scelta per un Living Future.

Manca una settimana a Klimahouse 2019 (23-26 gennaio), la prima con la partecipazione dell’International Living Future Institute e con un’ospite da non perdere, Amanda Sturgeon, CEO dell’Istituto e autrice del libro “Creating biophilic buildings“. Volete seguire la traccia del Living Building Challenge nei quattro giorni di fiera? Ecco dove trovarci:

Il desk ILFI in Fiera.

Come partner principale del Klimahouse Startup Award, potete trovare l’International Living Future Institute al desk G-1 all’interno dello Startup Village, nella galleria tra i due padiglioni AB e CD, subito dopo l’ingresso visitatori, sulla sinistra. Nei quattro giorni di fiera 23-26.01 potrete trovare lì i volontari del Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy. Volete un biglietto di ingresso gratuito per la fiera? Scrivete a LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Amanda Sturgeon

Il congresso Klimahouse.

Giovedì 24.01 mattina, dalle ore 9, Amanda Sturgeon è la keynote speaker al Congresso, nella giornata dedicata agli “Smart materials” presso MEC – Meeting and Event Center (Fiera Bolzano). Per registrarsi all’evento, è necessario acquistare separatamente un biglietto dal sito della Fiera Bolzano qui. Come partner Fiera possiamo offrirvi uno sconto sul biglietto, scrivere a LBCCItaly@gmail.com

L’evento di lancio dell’etichetta Declare Europe.

Sempre giovedì 24.01, nel pomeriggio ore 17-19 non mancate la prima europea dell’etichetta di trasparenza per i prodotti Declare, dell’International Living Future Institute. Amanda Sturgeon presenterà il programma Declare, all’interno di un workshop con testimonianze di alcune aziende del settore che racconteranno come realizzano i loro prodotti. L’evento rientra nelle attività Living Future Europe, grazie alla sponsorizzazione dei partner globali Knauf Insulation, Elementa, Kingspan, Tarkett e HumanScale. L’evento conta inoltre sul supporto locale delle aziende Assmann (transformative sponsor) e Ton-Gruppe, Eurofinestra e Mafi (visionary sponsor). Per partecipare, richiedere il biglietto di ingresso gratuito qui. Programma: ita / deu / eng

Klimahouse Startup Award.

ILFI è main partner del Klimahouse Startup Award 2019. La finale, con la scelta del vincitore tra le 26 startup partecipanti si svolgerà venerdì 25.01 dalle ore 18:30 nello spazio NOISE del NOI Techpark. Amanda Sturgeon sarà la madrina di questo evento con un keynote speech. La partecipazione è aperta al pubblico.

Per maggiori informazioni sulle attività del LBC Collaborative: Italy scrivere a LBCCItaly@gmail.com.

Per informazioni sulle attività di ILFI a livello europeo (Living Future Europe) i contatti sono i seguenti:

International Living Future Institute
NOI Techpark, Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A  I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
T/ +39 0471 1957067 M/ +39 338 4490565
carlo.battisti@living-future.org