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Le letture estive del Collaborative.

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy Vi augura una rilassante pausa di agosto tra mare, montagna, lago, città d’arte e viaggi più o meno lontani, proponendovi una lista di letture estive “must read” per inspirarvi nella ricerca di una sostenibilità rigenerativa. Buone Ferie ! (tra parentesi: chi vi suggerisce il libro 🙂

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy wishes you a relaxing break in August at seaside, mountain, lake, cities of art and journeys, more or less distant, proposing a list of “must read” summer readings to inspire you while searching for a regenerative sustainability . Have great vacations! (in brackets: who suggests the book 🙂

Powell Books, Portland (OR, USA)

Giuseppe Barbiero – Ecologia affettiva

Giuseppe Barbiero – Introduzione alla biofilia

Paolo Cognetti – Le otto montagne [Alessandro Speccher]

Elena Dal Pra – Haiku: Il fiore della poesia giapponese da Basho all’Ottocento [Michele Massaro]

Rudolf Finsterwalder – Form follows nature [Michele Massaro]

Marco Aurelio – Colloqui con se stesso [Marco Rossato]

Roberto Pagani, Giacomo Chiesa, Jean-Marc Tulliani – Biomimetica e Architettura. Come la natura domina la tecnologia [Michele Massaro]

Peter Wohlleben – Das geheime Leben der Bäume: Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren – die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt [Carlo Battisti]

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) è un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge. Il LBCC Italy 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 numero di gruppi che sta cercando di realizzare in varie parti del mondo le condizioni del Living Building Challenge cresce ogni anno.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. LBC is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world.  The number of teams trying to achieve Living Building Challenge status increase every year.

Chiunque sia interessato a partecipare al LBC Collaborative: Italy, può contattarci o trovarci ai seguenti numeri | Anyone interested in getting involved in the LBCC Italy, please contact us or find us at

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13°
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com
Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

 

 

 

What does good look like?

Living Buildings in Europe, the autumn workshop series.

Thanks to you, the International Living Future Institute works every day to realise the climate action defined by the Paris Accords. We lead the direction toward products, buildings and communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

With this vision as our guide, we can enact truly transformational change.

Now, the Living Future Institute Europe is poised to unify a regenerative standard across a continent that is already leading the way to resilient built environments. We invite you to partner with LFI Europe to support this transformation and bring global solutions to a global problem.

Oct 17, 2018 Barcelona, Spain

We are excited to announce that this October, we are hosting a series of Living Building Challenge Workshops and events across the continent. Here, you will learn:

  • How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities
  • How to become a Zero Energy leader
  • How to achieve a Net Positive Water demand
  • How to select Healthy Materials

Oct 19, 2018 Malaga, Spain

These workshops are aimed at architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers interested in innovative and transformative solutions, providing insights from leaders in the green building community through real-world examples. Workshop participants will receive instruction on the actionable tools and techniques that can be applied in your local context.

Oct 23, 2018 Paris, France

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 24, 2018 Eindhoven, Netherlands

Spaces are limited for this unique training opportunity; please RSVP TODAY.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reserve your seat.

For further information about these events and the Living Future Institute Europe initiative:

International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
carlo.battisti@living-future.org
https://living-future.org/living-future-europe/

Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice.

Apply for the 2nd RESTORE Training School 🙂

Supported by  the Institute of Architecture and Technology (IBT) of The Royal Danish Academy (KADK) and COST RESTORE Action CA16114.

Are you a European professional or a researcher with demonstrated experience in Regenerative Design? Or have you been applying Grasshopper based modelling of Outdoor Climate,  LCA-Circular Economy, or Indoor Wellbeing? Do you have experience in Grasshopper based integrated design? If the answer is yes to any of this question, and you would like to exchange and further develop your research and practical skills in an intensive design competition, this Training School in Malaga (15th to 19th of October, 2019) is for you. By the way, you will be co-funded with 800 euros to participate in 5 days of pure design and modelling,  digital tutorials from the international trainers and scientific conferences.

Click here for details and apply by August 5th, 2018.

The International Trainers

Emanuele Naboni (KADK), Chris Mackey (Ladybug Tools and Payette, USA),  Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute, USA), Negendhal Kristoffer (BIG, Denmark), Angela Loder (International WELL Building Institute, USA), Martin Brown(Fairsnape, UK), Ata Chokhachian (TU Munich, Germany), Daniele Santucci (TU Munich, Germany), Munch-Peterson Palle (Henning Larsen and KADK, Denmark), Alexander Hollberg (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), Panu Pasanen (One Click LCA, Finland), Wilmer Pasut (Eurac Research, Italy).

Regenerative Design: from Theory to the Digital Practice.

The aim of the conferences and the training school is the digital implementation of Regenerative Sustainable Design principles in the transformation of existing sites. Via the use of freeware digital parametric modelling, the challenges are to improve outdoor microclimate qualities and the indoor wellbeing, operating a transformation that responds to the criteria of Circular Economy.

The research and design project will represent, in this regard, an opportunity for enhancing life in all its manifestations. This presumes shifting the focus from a solely based human-centred design process into a nature-centred one, where “people and buildings can commit to a healthy relationship with the environment where they are placed”. Such approaches are discussed in morning conferences and in the afternoon scientific driven design developments.

The Barrio of La Luz, which was built after 1960 in Malaga is used as a reference. The site is a polluted heat-island, disconnected from sea breezes, with a spread hardscape, and with no presence of natural elements. Furthermore, the urban dwellers experience poor wellbeing due to the deprived quality of the units, being these modified by tenants often leading to obstructing natural ventilation and light. The projection of climate change will further exacerbate such outdoor and indoor conditions, and there is a need for an example of interventions that are scalable to the Spanish national level.

20 trainees will form four groups that will develop four competing transformation design proposals. The design that shows a qualitative creative solution with the higher simulated performances will be awarded. Criteria for evaluation will also include the quality of the digital modelling phases and the dynamics of development of the integrated strategies. To assess the projects’ success, the jury is composed of a mix of international and local professionals and scientist, with experience in architecture, performance and modelling.

Collaborating for a Living Future.

A brand-new steering committee for the Italian LBC Collaborative.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCCI) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. 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.

At the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy meeting last May 23rd, we established the new Collaborative steering committee. The mission is to implement the Collaborative strategy and organize and develop the related tasks. The new committee has a clear competence related focus, to address effectively the challenge of developing LBC at a national scale, in close connection with the Living Future Institute Europe initiative and ILFI in Seattle.

Here are the new board members and their brief profiles: Carlo Battisti (facilitator, Outreach), Giuseppe Barbiero (Research), Alla Kudryashova (Operations), Michele Massaro (Projects), Marco Rossato (Products) and Alessandro Speccher (Education).

Carlo Battisti
Living Future Institute Europe
Sustainable innovation manager and consultant. Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, twenty years of experience with construction companies. Living Future Accredited Professional. In 2015, he co-founded the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy.

Giuseppe Barbiero
University of Valle d’Aosta
Assistant professor in Ecology and Head of LEAF, the Laboratory of Affective Ecology at the University of Valle d’Aosta. He is co-editor of Visions for Sustainability. His main research interests are the biophilia hypothesis, and the biophilic design.

Alla Kudryashova
University of Bologna
B.A. in Management, M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. In 2015, discovered LBC while writing her thesis paper focused on assessment of BREEAM, LEED and LBC from a Strategic Sustainable Development Perspective. Currently serves Knowledge Transfer Office at the University of Bologna.

Michele Massaro
Freelance architect
Architect, strategic planner and innovation enthusiast, he works in the public and private sectors focusing architectural research according to systemic, biomimetic and territorial environmental characterization approaches. Beekeeper, he studies bees, inspiration of sustainability and beauty.

Marco Rossato
Faresin Formwork
Export Area Manager at Faresin Formwork SpA (Vicenza, Veneto region). He is an Architect and an Engineer interested in Sustainability, Design Process and R&D for Building products. He took part as contestant at ReGeneration 2017 LBC design competition.

Alessandro Speccher
Green Building Council Italia
A national recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative design and implementation. He’s working with GBC Italia from 2007 as President’s assistant, Developer and Education manager and with Progetto CMR as green building and sustainability specialist.

The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy headquarter is at NOI Techpark, Bolzano, same office as the local International Living Future Institute branch.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the LBCC Italy, please contact us or find us at:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

NOI Techpark, Bolzano

Collaborando per un Living Future.

Comitato di gestione nuovo di zecca per il Collaborative italiano di Living Building Challenge.

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) è un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge. Il LBCC Italy 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. Mentre al momento ci sono pochi edifici certificati LBC, il numero di gruppi che sta cercando di realizzare in varie parti del mondo le condizioni del Living Building Challenge cresce ogni anno.

Nella riunione del Collaborative dello scorso 23 maggio, abbiamo istituito il nuovo comitato di gestione del Collaborative. La missione è mettere in atto la strategia del Collaborative e organizzare e sviluppare le attività correlate. Il nuovo comitato ha un chiaro focus di competenza, al fine di affrontare efficacemente la sfida di sviluppare LBC su scala nazionale, in stretta connessione con l’iniziativa Living Future Institute Europe e ILFI a Seattle.

Ecco i nuovi membri del consiglio e i loro brevi profili: Carlo Battisti (facilitatore, diffusione), Giuseppe Barbiero (ricerca), Alla Kudryashova (attività), Michele Massaro (progetti), Marco Rossato (prodotti) e Alessandro Speccher (formazione).

Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy si trova presso il NOI Techpark a Bolzano, nello stesso ufficio italiano dell’International Living Future Institute.

Chiunque sia interessato a partecipare al LBC Collaborative: Italy, può contattarci o trovarci ai seguenti numeri:

Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Web:                    http://collaboratives.living-future.org/italy
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LBCCollaborativeItaly
Twitter:               @LBCItaly
YouTube             LBC Collaborative Italy
SlideShare          http://www.slideshare.net/LBCCItaly

Sustainability, Restorative to Regenerative.

An exploration in progressing a paradigm shift in built environment thinking, from sustainability to restorative sustainability and on to regenerative sustainability.

Do you want to explore the new frontiers of sustainability? From the work of the COST Action CA16114 RESTORE: REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy, Working Group 1. Restorative Sustainability, here is our first booklet (downloadable for free). Enjoy 🙂

With contributions by Martin Brown, Edeltraud Haselsteiner, Diana Apró, Diana Kopeva, Egla Luca, Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli and many others …

This publication, with contributions from over 20 EU countries is an exploration in progressing a paradigm shift in built environment thinking, from sustainability to restorative sustainability and on to regenerative sustainability.

It presents a reference document for future work of the RESTORE Action, for other Cost Actions and for built environment academia and industry organisations.

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver (CAN)

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Definitions – the Language for Sustainability
  • Social, Health and Participation in Sustainability
  • Living Buildings
  • Regenerative Heritage
  • Circular Economy
  • WG1 Activities
  • Epilogue
  • WG1 People

Portland Japanese Garden, Portland (OR, USA)

(From the Introduction by Martin Brown and Edeltraud Haselsteiner)

It is now some 30 years since Brundtland defined sustainable development, broadly defined as not doing anything today to compromise tomorrow’s generation, and in doing so defined sustainability for business and enterprises globally.
Many in the built environment have taken this passive ‘do nothing’ approach, as license to do the least possible. Consequently, we have and we continue to compromise future generations.
The built environment is a huge influencer on ‘sustainability’, we spend over 90% of our time working, living and playing within our buildings. Despite sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives it is irresponsible that we have generally failed to grasp our influence and to address the potential to move the needle on wider global sustainability and climate issues.
Buildings, and the manner in which we design, construct and maintain them have been a significant contributor to climate breakdown we are witnessing.

Restorative and regenerative approaches can flip this enabling buildings to become part of climate regeneration solutions.
Maybe sustainability is not a journey, but a state of equilibrium, based on giving as much as we take. On the negative side where we take more, we are unsustainable and no matter how much we reduce our impacts we will always remain unsustainable. On the positive side ‘to do more good‘ we open doors to
restore environments and communities, and to create and enable conditions for environmental, social and economic regenerative growth […].

We no longer have the luxury of just being less bad.” (RESTORE)

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.

Come ti facilito il facility (management).

District and Facility Management, il corso di IDM.

Il Facility Manager in Italia non è ancora molto diffuso, ma l’Alto Adige è all’avanguardia: è infatti la prima provincia in cui pubblico e privato, coordinati da IDM Alto Adige – Südtirol, hanno collaborato per pubblicare delle Linee Guida e organizzare un corso che inizierà a maggio.
“Vogliamo ridurre i costi generati dai 598 edifici che amministriamo come Provincia imparando a gestirli in modo più strategico e sistematico”, afferma il presidente della Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano Arno Kompatscher, che continua: “È per questo che stiamo puntando sul Facility Management, che ci permetterebbe risparmiare fino al 30%; le iniziative di IDM sono un supporto per farci raggiungere questo obiettivo”.

Il Facility Management, infatti, permette di sistematizzare la gestione di terreni, impianti, infrastrutture e aspetti commerciali di un immobile e di valutarne l’efficienza. Per pianificare come introdurre a livello provinciale questa metodologia, l’Ecosystem Constructions di IDM ha riunito nel Gruppo di Lavoro “District & Facility Management” enti di ricerca come Eurac Research e Fraunhofer Italia, diverse imprese, l’Agenzia Casa Clima, l’Azienda Sanitaria dell’Alto Adige e l’Ufficio manutenzione opere edili della Provincia [ANSA].

Eurac Research e l’Ecosystem Constructions di IDM propongono un percorso formativo che mira ad accrescere il know-how di aziende e liberi professionisti operanti nel settore del facility management. Il corso intende trasferire a liberi professionisti e personale tecnico di aziende concetti e metodi innovativi relativamente al settore del facility management. Il percorso didattico presenta una struttura completa per quanto riguarda gli argomenti trattati, in modo da fornire concetti, strumenti e metodi innovativi, nonché il necessario approfondimento sulle norme tecniche del settore.

L’obiettivo è stimolare l’aumento di competenze in un settore, quello delle costruzioni, sempre più soggetto a regolamentazioni di natura gestionale degli edifici. Oltre accrescere il know-how specifico di aziende e liberi professionisti operanti nel settore e si cerca di costruire una rete di operatori tecnici e soggetti specializzati che possano porsi sul mercato con qualità e competenza, rispondendo in maniera efficace alle richieste di mercato. Lo scopo è quindi quello di formare una figura professionale specializzata che sia in grado di padroneggiare le conoscenze tecniche e gestionali per sfruttare al massimo le potenzialità del patrimonio edilizio, partendo dalla progettazione e finendo con la corretta esecuzione e gestione.

Foto: Gensler

DATE DEL CORSO
17.05-18.05.2018
07.06-08.06.2018
04.10-05.10.2018
25.10-26.10.2018

STRUTTURA

  • Unità 01 Introduzione al Facility Managment – Strumenti Gestionali
  • Unità 02 Diagnosi e diagnostica – Gestione quotidiana dell‘immobile
  • Unità 03 Normativa e certificazione
  • Unità 04 Finalizzazione project work e presentazione finale

DOCENTI

  • Daniele Antonucci (EURAC research)
  • Carlo Battisti (IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige)
  • Marco Castagna (EURAC research)
  • Maurizio Costantini (Università degli Studi di Trento)
  • Mario Dejaco (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Stefano Nardon (Agenzia CasaClima)
  • Roberta Pernetti (EURAC research)
  • Marco Piovano (Fraunhofer Italia)
  • Alexander Schweigkofler (Facility Tirol)
  • Emilio Tonetta (FM Pool)
  • Giuliano Venturelli (Sistemi e Progetti)
  • Massimiliano Zurli (TOL)

DESTINATARI
Liberi professionisti, progettisti, tecnici del settore delle costruzioni, gestori e committenti di immobili pubblici e privati, imprese di manutenzione e fornitori di servizi per la gestione degli edifici pubblici e privati.

REQUISITI DI AMMISSIONE
Diploma o laurea ad indirizzo tecnico, o equivalente esperienza nella gestione di edifici o fornitura di servizi per la gestione di immobili pubblici e privati.

DURATA
4 unità per complessive 7,5 giornate (60 ore)

LUOGO DI SVOLGIMENTO
Bolzano – NOI Techpark

QUOTA DI ISCRIZIONE 950 €

LINGUA DEL CORSO Italiano

CREDITI FORMATIVI
Verranno richiesti i crediti formativi agli Ordini di competenza

INFORMAZIONI, ISCRIZIONE E TUTORING
Marco Cecchellero education@eurac.edu
Tel. +39 0471 055 444

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