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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.

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)

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

Brochure

FACE goes international!

FACE | Façades Architecture Construction Engineering (3rd edition).
April – November 2018 | Applications are now open!

The FACEcamp project offers to a selected number of professionals a free of charge training program aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aims to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of façade construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades.

The educational program has a complete structure regarding the covered topics, to provide innovative concepts, tools and methods, while stimulating the growth of local skills in the construction sector, increasingly subject to environmental and energy regulations.

The course is divided into 6 units, for a total of 15 days (120 hours).

Applications deadline: 4 March 2018

Language: English
Coordination: Carlo Battisti, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige carlo.battisti@idm-suedtirol.com
Organisation: Marco Cecchellero, EURAC research education@eurac.edu

Further information and application instructions here.

FACEcamp ̬ finanziato dal Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale e Interreg V-A Italia РAustria 2014-2020.
FACEcamp ist durch den Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung und Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich 2014-2020 gefördert.
(cover photo: © IDM /A.Filz)

Restorative Budapest.

ABOUT RESTORE

RESTORE advocates for a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe.
The built environment sector no longer has the luxury of being incrementally less bad, but, with urgency, needs to adopt net-positive, restorative sustainability thinking to incrementally do ‘more good’.
Within the built environment sustainability agenda a shift is occurring, from a narrow focus on building energy performance, mitigation strategies, and minimisation of environmental impacts to a broader framework that enriches places, people, ecology, culture, and climate at the core of the design task, with a particular emphasis on the salutogenic benefits towards health.
Sustainability in buildings, as understood today, is an inadequate measure for current and future architectural design, for it aims no higher than trying to make buildings “less bad”. Building on current European Standards restorative sustainability approaches can and will raise aspirations and deliver restorative outcomes.
RESTORE CA16114 is an EU COST Action network with 130+ participants across 38 countries, representing a wide spectrum of academic, client, design and construction individuals and organisations.

Night view of The Széchenyi Chain Bridge from Buda Castle

RESTORE CONFERENCE, BUDAPEST

The conference in Budapest will cover exciting new insights in restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe. The event will focus on Restorative Sustainability and Restorative Design.
Restorative Sustainability is an Evolving Agenda of Restorative Design, which introduces the evolving spectrum of paradigms, design challenges, opportunities, and perspectives for sustainable architecture and urban design. It discusses the knowledge, skills, and competence that should inform and orient the practice shift required by an approach to architecture informed by restorative sustainability.
Restorative Design focuses on processes, methods and tools for Restorative Design. Primarily based on case studies derived from workshops, it constitutes the core of the action and intends to provide “hands-on” guidance to the practice of restorative design.

The building of the Hungarian Parliament

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

  • 09.00-09.15 Welcome
    Dr. András Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 09.15-09.30 Status of sustainable building in Hungary
    Gábor Radványi, Vice President of HuGBC, Chief Architect of Futureal
  • 09.30-09.45 ONE YEAR OF RESTORE
    Carlo Battisti, Eurac Research, RESTORE Chair
  • 09.45-10.15 Sustainability: from Restorative to Regenerative
    Martin Brown, Fairsnape, RESTORE Vice-Chair & WG1 Leader
  • 10.15-10.45 Processes and Tools for Restorative Design
    Emanuele Naboni, KADK Faculty of Architecture, RESTORE WG2 Leader
  • 10.45-11.05 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11.05-11.50 STSM: FROM EXPERIENCE TO DISSEMINATION
    Chair: Michael Burnard, University of Primorska, RESTORE STSM Manager
    Krzysztof Herman (PL) – STSM Title:
    Traces of upcycling and low-budget design in the public space of Faro
    Madalina Sbarcea (RO) – STSM Title:
    A Biophilic Mindset for Restorative Buildings
    Thomas Panagopoulos (PT)
    Experience of STSM Host Organization, University of Algarve, Faro
    Lisanne Havinga (NL) – STSM Title:
    Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool to Guide the Regenerative Design Process
    Giulia Sonetti (IT) – STSM Title:
    Outdoor Space Comfort Perception in University Campuses
  • 11.50-12.05 RESTORE: HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
    Bartosz Zajączkowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, RESTORE Science Communication Officer
  • 12.05-12.15 Questions and Answers
    Dr. András Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 12.15-12.30 Final Remarks & Closing
    Dr. András Reith, ABUD, RESTORE WG5 Vice leader
  • 12.30-13.00 TOUR IN THE KINNARPS HOUSE
  • 13.00-14.00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Date: February 13th, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Váci út 92. Kinnarps House, Jarl Conference Hall
Budapest , Hungary
Website: http://www.eurestore.eu/restore-public-conference/
Registration: here
Program and further details

Under Construction. Atto finale.

Under Construction 2017-2018. Evento conclusivo.

Quando: venerdì 19 gennaio 2018, ore 13:30-17:00
Dove: NOI Techpark, aula SEM3
Indirizzo: Via A. Volta 13a, Bolzano
L’evento è gratuito, previa registrazione qui. Posti limitati.

Under Construction è un metodo sviluppato da IDM Südtirol Alto Adige e EURAC Research per facilitare il trasferimento tecnologico e l’innovazione, avvicinando ricerca e imprese.

Il tema centrale dell’edizione 2017-2018 è “Comfort e qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno agli hotel”.

La sesta edizione di Under Construction mira a creare una collaborazione virtuosa tra hotel, aziende ed esperti sul tema del comfort all’interno dell’edificio.

Tre team di giovani tecnici, esperti sulle tematiche del comfort, hanno elaborato, assieme a un pool di imprese, proposte di progetti innovativi per incrementare il comfort di tre hotel altoatesini. Le imprese del pool, selezionate da IDM, hanno proposto soluzioni innovative, con un alto grado di efficienza e comfort, da integrare negli studi di fattibilità.

Nel workshop verrà illustrata la metodologia applicata nell’edizione 2017-2018 di Under Construction e verranno presentati i risultati del lavoro svolto dai team partecipanti nei tre hotel partner dell’iniziativa.

Destinatari
Albergatori, aziende, professionisti dell‘architettura e dell‘ingegneria, committenti pubblici e privati, centri di ricerca.

Programma

Per saperne di più (su Vertical Innovation):
Edilizia sostenibile e comfort: una call per aziende innovative (06.06.2017)
La sostenibile leggerezza del comfort (14.06.2017)
Il guru della sostenibilità: “Edilizia green: Alto Adige all’avanguardia nel mondo” (26.10.2017)
L’innovazione abita in hotel: architetti e ingegneri al lavoro per il benessere del turista (05.12.2017)

Under Construction ist eine Methode, die von IDM Südtirol und EURAC
Research gemeinsam entwickelt wurde, um den Technologie- und
Innovationstransfer zu begünstigen und so Forschung und Unternehmen zu
vereinen – Forschungsergebnisse werden direkt in Unternehmen umgesetzt.

Inhaltlicher Schwerpunkt von Under Construction 2017-2018 ist “Komfort
und Luftqualität in Innenräumen von Hotels”.

Die sechste Ausgabe von Under Construction zielt auf eine fruchtbare
Zusammenarbeit von Hotels, Unternehmen und Experten für
Innenraumqualität von Gebäuden ab.

Drei Teams bestehend aus jungen Experten für Komfortfragen haben
gemeinsam mit Unternehmen, die von IDM ausgewählt wurden, innovative
Lösungen mit einem hohen Grad an Effizienz und Komfort für drei Südtiroler
Hotels entwickelt, die in eine Machbarkeitsstudie eingebunden werden.

Im Workshop wird die Methodologie von Under Construction 2017-2018
erläutert und die von den Teams in den drei Partnerhotels ausgearbeiteten
Ergebnisse vorgestellt.

Zielgruppe
Hoteliers, Unternehmen, Architekten und Ingenieure, öffentliche und
private Auftraggeber, Forschungseinrichtungen.

Programm

Wann: Freitag 19. Januar 2018, 13:30-17:00 Uhr
Wo: NOI Techpark, SEM3 Saal
Adresse: A.-Volta-Straße 13A, Bozen
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, Anmeldung erforderlich. Begrenzte
Teilnehmerzahl. Anmeldung hier.
Veranstaltung in Italienischer Sprache ohne Simultanübersetzung.

Come ti appalto la facciata.

I risultati del progetto “Capitolato Prestazionale Facciate” in un articolo di EURAC per Elsevier.

Il Journal scientifico Sustainable Cities and Society di Elsevier ha pubblicato un articolo in versione Open Access, a firma Pascal Vullo, Alessio Passera e Roberto Lollini, ricercatori di Eurac Research di Bolzano, che apre la strada a un nuovo approccio nella redazione dei capitolati di facciate tecnologicamente complesse.

Lo studio nasce sulla scorta delle risultanze del progetto “Capitolato Prestazionale Facciate” svolto per conto della Ripartizione Edilizia e servizio tecnico della Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, in collaborazione EURAC research (Istituto per le Energie Rinnovabili), IDM (Ecosystem Construction) e Università di Bolzano (Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologie).

Questo lavoro rappresenta un possibile nuovo approccio per l’introduzione di criteri prestazionali sull’involucro, nella pianificazione e gestione degli appalti di progetti di edifici con facciate tecnologicamente complesse e fa da ponte per le attività per gli studi sulle prestazioni delle facciate che vengono svolte all’interno del progetto Interreg IT-AU FACEcamp.

Il titolo dell’articolo è “Implementation of a multi-criteria and performance-based procurement procedure for energy retrofitting of facades during early design”. Qui l’abstract e alcuni commenti nella news di GuidaFinestra e qui il collegamento con l’articolo su Sustainable Cities and Societies di Elsevier. Buona lettura 🙂

Per maggiori informazioni: carlo.battisti@idm-suedtirol.com