(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.
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.
“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.
[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.
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. 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
[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)
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
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.
In times of pandemics, Klimahouse goes digital – continuing its search for a built environment respectful of our planet and future generations. The new platform for the Klimahouse Community is a 3-day event (27÷29 January 2021) with top speakers who will update you on the hottest topics in sustainable construction. You can find me digitally … Continue reading Klimahouse 2021? I’m in!
Looking for a bright spot heading to a different future in the dark of these unprecedented times? Mark your calendar next December 2+3 with two full days on regenerative sustainability you absolutely cannot miss. The LFE 2020 Meet-up Wednesday 2nd December is the Living Future Europe day. Promoted by Living Future Europe (LFE), together with … Continue reading The Regenerative Week is coming