Category: Science

Sale e ricci di mare

Sale e ricci di mare

[the English version follows] Sono affascinato dalle isole, dal concetto stesso di isola, come entità, territorio, ove possibile, autosufficiente. Mi capita spesso di pensare che l’isola possa davvero rappresentare su piccola scala la nostra intera biosfera, il paradigma di come la sostenibilità potrebbe essere garantita a livello planetario. L’isola come una sorta di sistema chiuso … Continue reading Sale e ricci di mare

Change is about communicating it.

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.

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.

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)

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)

Restore is over. Long live Restore.

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.

Biofilia, per tutti.

Biofilia, per tutti.

“La natura in casa ci fa bene. Il legame con la natura alla base del nostro benessere indoor”. Il webinar della serie Klimahouse Connects di Fiera Bolzano è passato ma è possibile rivederlo qui. Con più di duecentocinquanta partecipanti on line, Giuseppe Barbiero, Rita Trombin ed io abbiamo cercato di raccontare le diverse declinazioni della … Continue reading Biofilia, per tutti.

It’s all about performances.

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, … Continue reading It’s all about performances.

The RESTORE Challenge.

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. … Continue reading The RESTORE Challenge.

When biophilia meets biomimicry.

When biophilia meets biomimicry.

What does good look like? Join the International Living Future Institute in Paris at Biomim'expo next October, 23rd for a workshop on “Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future” October 23, 2018 - Paris, France at Biomim'expo 2018, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie de La Villette #S3 – LOTUS A3 – 14:30-16:00 – Creating … Continue reading When biophilia meets biomimicry.