We are at the end of a year extremely complicated, we know it. Energy crisis, economic crisis, an ongoing pandemic, an environmental emergency that we are unable to deal with seriously, and of course the infamous Russian invasion of Ukraine. All our cornerstones are now shaky: peace, welfare, health, democracy, progress. We have done nothing … Continue reading The roadmap is you
Category: Green Building
To go or not to go? The question mark on the climate conference.
(And why - spoiler - in the end it is better to participate) The new COP27 that began yesterday and until November 18 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt does not start with great optimism. The disappointing results of COP26 in Glasgow, the global energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with many countries in scattered … Continue reading To go or not to go? The question mark on the climate conference.
Change is about communicating it.
Just back from Klimahouse, the most important green building exhibition and congress in Italy (the eighteenth edition) for the first time in person after 2020, with a mixture of uncertainty and amazement about being able to see each other, meet, and design together again. We left the screens, the webinars, the calls. It is really … Continue reading Change is about communicating it.
RESET, to monitor the indoor air.
“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it”, paraphrasing Lord Kelvin. This is valid for indoor air too. The RESET Standard is the world’s first sensor-based and performance-driven data standard and certification program for the built environment. The RESET Standard creates a structure for data quality, continuous monitoring, and benchmarking. The standard harnesses the … Continue reading RESET, to monitor the indoor air.
Si fa presto a dire Zero.
[the English abstract follows] Zero emissions, zero carbon, zero energy, net zero, net positive, nearly zero energy buildings, carbon neutral, zero impact, carbon-free, carbon negative, carbon off setting, carbon removal, il primo edificio, il primo progetto, il primo intervento di rigenerazione urbana a zero emissioni, il primo ... – aggiungete a piacere. Insomma, si fa … Continue reading Si fa presto a dire Zero.
E’ ora di cambiare aria (nelle scuole)
[the English abstract follows] Un approccio scientifico, un piano d’azione multilivello indirizzato ai vari stakeholders, un mix equilibrato tra teoria e pratica, ricerca e soluzioni, ma soprattutto un modello di collaborazione territoriale e transfrontaliera che ha messo al centro la salute del mondo scolastico. Questo è in poche battute il DNA del progetto Qualità dell’Aria … Continue reading E’ ora di cambiare aria (nelle scuole)
The time for choices
I suppose many have read that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just published their Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis and that very few have actually read it (it’s almost 4,000 pages) or perhaps have read the 42-page summary. For those who haven't, here are two well done … Continue reading The time for choices
RESTORY. Managing a COST Action as a Project (2021). Another #CostRestore outcome is out, enjoy 🙂
Restore is over. Long live Restore.
After six years from the beginning of this journey (the first RESTORE idea dates back to April 2015), and four years and a half from COST RESTORE proposal approval, the #CostRestore Action has come to its end, last April 30th, 2021. I would express my sincere thanks and gratitude to all the RESTORE members, stakeholders … Continue reading Restore is over. Long live Restore.
È successo di nuovo, pochi giorni fa. Stavo parlando di fronte a qualche centinaio di “facade-geeks” – superesperti di facciate e involucro dell’edificio, inclusa una buona dozzina di professori di tecnologia, materiali, metallo, vetro di università tedesche e olandesi. Tra dettagli di snodi di sistemi industrializzati di facciate e vetrate digitali che si curvano e … Continue reading L’ing. Biofilia.