Category: Sustainability

<strong>Changing the built environment paradigm. Now.</strong>

Changing the built environment paradigm. Now.

When we founded Living Future Europe almost three years ago, we declared since from our statute what was our mission - to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone, catalysing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally … Continue reading Changing the built environment paradigm. Now.

<strong>Tsundoku</strong>

Tsundoku

The beauty of certain expressions in the Japanese language is that they positively transform some concepts that have a negative meaning for Western culture. For example, “kintsugi,” the Japanese practice of highlighting and embellishing fractures and increasing the value of a broken object. This technique involves repairing the object (for example, a broken vase in … Continue reading Tsundoku

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.

Because indoor air quality matters

Because indoor air quality matters

Humans breathe more than 15,000 litres (15 m3) of air every single day, consuming approximately four times more air than food and liquid together[1]. Health effects associated with exposure to indoor air pollutants can be short- and long-term and can range in severity and in the most recent global burden of disease study, household air pollution … Continue reading Because indoor air quality matters

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)

The time for choices

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