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The WELL Tour.

Con IDM alla scoperta del WELL Living.

Le tecnologie innovative al servizio del Well Living, le soluzioni progettuali attente alla salute e le idee di design pensate per favorire il benessere sono oggetto di interesse crescente da parte delle imprese che operano nel settore salute & benessere. Aspetti quali la qualità dell’aria, l’acustica, le scelte cromatiche e i materiali impiegati agiscono in modo concreto e quantificabile sulla nostra salute e il nostro benessere.

COOKFOX , 300 Lafayette St. – New York, NY

Il programma del viaggio imprenditoriale prevede la visita a edifici e strutture innovative di particolare interesse e rilievo in tale ambito. A New York City è in programma un “Well Certified Spaces Tour”. A Pittsburgh verranno illustrati ai partecipanti i principi del design biofilico nel contesto della progettazione salutare d’interni. A Rochester verrà data l’opportunità di visitare l’unico “Well Living Lab” al mondo e di parlare con gli ideatori del progetto. Un ulteriore momento di grande interesse è rappresentato dalla visita alla Mayo Clinic, una struttura sanitaria privata di eccellenza a livello mondiale nel settore salute & benessere.

Programma

Target

Imprese, progettisti e architetti che operano nelle seguenti aree: qualità degli interni, illuminotecnica, comfort abitativo, cliniche private, case di riposo e case di cura; imprese che operano nel settore biomedicale e decisori del settore sanitario.

Quando: 09/10/2017 – 15/10/2017
Dove: New York City, Pittsburgh, Rochester (USA)
Termine d’iscrizione: 19/09/2017
Iscrizione: qui
Accompagnatori: Sabine Schnarf, Carlo Battisti

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Pittsburgh, PA

Unternehmerreise USA – Well Living Technologien

Innovative Well-Living Technologien, gesundheitsfördernde Gebäude sowie neue Wellness-Designprinzipien werden für die Unternehmen der Branche Gesundheit & Wellness zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnen. Luftqualität und Akustik, Farbwahl und Materialien ‒ all diese Faktoren haben einen messbaren und wesentlichen Einfluss auf unsere Gesundheit und auf unser Wohlbefinden.

Das Programm der Reise umfasst spannende Besuche bei innovativen und führenden Einrichtungen in diesem Bereich. In New York City steht eine „Well Certified Spaces Tour“ auf dem Programm. In Pittsburgh werden biophile Designprinzipien in Verbindung mit dem Konzept der gesunden Innenraumqualität veranschaulicht. In Rochester bekommen Sie die Gelegenheit, das weltweit einzige „Well Living Lab“ zu besichtigen und mit den Ideatoren zu sprechen. Ein weiteres Highlight ist die Besichtigung der Mayo Clinic ‒ eine Privatklinik, weltweit führend im Wohlfühlbereich.

WELL Living Lab – Rochester, MN

Programm

Zielgruppe

Unternehmen, Planer, Architekten im Bereich Innenraumqualität, Lichttechnik, Wohnkomfort, Privatkliniken, Altersheime, Pflegeeinrichtungen, Medizintechnik-Unternehmen, Entscheider im Gesundheitswesen.

Wann: 09.10.2017 – 15.10.2017
Wo: New York City, Pittsburgh, Rochester (USA)
Anmeldeschluss: 19.09.2017
Anmeldung: hier
Begleitpersonen: Sabine Schnarf, Carlo Battisti

Innovation Workshop, l’alta formazione di UC17.

John Boecker

Sarà John Boecker, partner fondatore di 7group, ad avviare il prossimo 23 ottobre l’Innovation Workshop, il programma di alta formazione (80 ore) che costituisce una delle tre fasi di Under Construction 2017. A fare compagnia al “papà” della progettazione integrata e dello sviluppo rigenerativo, protagonista della nascita e dello sviluppo di LEED, un “dream team” di qualificati docenti, selezionati a rappresentare il know-how altoatesino sui temi del comfort e della qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno agli edifici.

Hotel Adler Mountain Lodge, Siusi (BZ)

INNOVATION WORKSHOP

Programma

1^ settimana (23-27.10.2017)

Gabriele Frasnelli

Lunedì 23 ottobre
1.1  Processo di progettazione integrata. con John Boecker, 7group
1.2  Illuminazione e comfort visivo.  c/ Giuseppe De Michele, EURAC research e Gabriele Frasnelli,   Stuppner & Frasnelli

Massimo Rovere

Martedì 24 ottobre
1.3  WELL. Le persone al centro. c/ Carlo Battisti, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige
1.4  Acustica dell’ambiente interno. Casi studio, misurazioni, bonifiche,   materiali. c/ Massimo Rovere, Studio di Acustica

Mercoledì 25 ottobre
1.5  Enertour (visita a hotel esemplari), a cura di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Peter Erlacher

Giovedì 26 ottobre
1.6  Materiali salubri per hotel sani. c/ Peter Erlacher, Naturno

Venerdì 27 ottobre
1.7  Sistemi di monitoraggio, valutazione del comfort e della qualità   dell’aria interna. c/ Wilmer Pasut, EURAC research
1.8  Strategie di ventilazione per la mitigazione del discomfort. c/ Annamaria Belleri, EURAC research

2^ settimana (20-24.11.2017)

Lunedì 20 novembre
2.1  Workshop con aziende e hotel – I, a cura di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Anna Scuttari

Martedì 21 novembre
2.2  Comportamento dinamico dell’involucro edilizio. c/ Stefano Avesani, EURAC research
2.3  Innovazione nel turismo e nelle strutture alberghiere. c/ Anna Scuttari e Ingrid Kofler, EURAC research

Martina Demattio

Mercoledì 22 novembre
2.4  ClimaHotel: il sigillo di qualità per progettare, costruire e gestire   hotel sostenibili. c/ Martina Demattio, Agenzia per l´energia Alto Adige – CasaClima
2.5  Megatrends nel settori Health & Wellness (con visita al Bio Vital Hotel Theiner’s Garten). c/ Sabine Schnarf, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Giovedì 23 novembre
2.6  Sustainable Innovation Management. c/ Carlo Battisti, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

Marco Larcher

Venerdì 24 novembre
2.7  Analisi termiche e dei rischi di condensa di nodi critici. c/ Marco Larcher, EURAC research

2.8  Workshop con aziende e hotel – II, a cura di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige

 

Hotel Edenselva, Selva di val Gardena (BZ)

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 del 2017 è “Comfort e qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno agli hotel”.

Under Construction è strutturato nelle seguenti fasi:
1) “Innovation workshop”: moduli di formazione di alto livello sui temi legati al comfort e alla qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno degli hotel.
2) “Field Workshop” nell’hotel assegnato.
3) Evento pubblico di presentazione finale dei risultati.

Per il programma di formazione è stato richiesto l’accreditamento per 80 crediti formativi professionali (CFP) per ingegneri e periti industriali.

Scarica qui il programma completo della formazione. Qui invece trovi la brochure di Under Construction 2017.

La partecipazione è gratuita. Le spese di viaggio e soggiorno sono a carico del partecipante. IDM ed EURAC Research selezioneranno al massimo 12 partecipanti, sulla base del Curriculum professionale e delle motivazioni. Il 30% dei posti è riservato a partecipanti residenti o operanti in Alto Adige.

Inviare la candidatura, che deve includere una lettera di motivazione e il curriculum professionale, entro il 31 luglio 2017 a:

Giulia Faiella
via Siemens 19, 39100 Bolzano – Italia
+39 0471 094231
giulia.faiella@idm-suedtirol.com

Pioneering a new frontier for healthy buildings.

The WELL Faculty™ Program is a network of educators – authorized by the International WELL Building Institute™ (ILFI) – who are highly experienced and knowledgeable on the topic of the WELL Building Standard™ and who have demonstrated and maintain well-honed presentation and facilitation skills.

After becoming in 2016 the first in Italy to earn the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) credential, Carlo Battisti has just entered – first in EU – the WELL Faculty family, placing him among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment. There are currently 32 WELL Faculty educators under the Program (11 of them are outside US).

Our buildings have a profound impact on our health, well-being and productivity.

WELL is an independently verified, performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and well-being. WELL is also the first building standard to focus exclusively on the human health and wellness in our buildings and communities.

WELL combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing buildings as vehicles to support human health and well-being.

WELL Certified™ spaces can help create buildings that improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, productivity and performance of its occupants.

WELL is composed of over 100 features that are applied to each building project. Each WELL feature is designed to address issues that impact the health, comfort or knowledge of occupants through design, operations and behavior.

Our buildings can shape our habits and choices, regulate our sleep-wake cycle, drive us toward healthy and unhealthy choices, and passively influence our health through the quality of our surroundings.

WELL provides a framework for project teams to incorporate a variety of strategies to integrate human health and well-being at the heart of building design, construction and operations. WELL also allows project teams to innovate and transform the way humans can interact with the buildings and spaces they live in. WELL allows people to connect with buildings. [Sources: WELL Brochure. Copyright© 2016 by Delos Living LLC]

Carlo Battisti is WELL AP™ and WELL Faculty™. Interested in hosting a WELL presentation or conducting a WELL pre-assessment of your project? Contact and information here.

RESTORE | REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy

logo_costApproved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 24 October 2016, REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy (RESTORE) is one out of the 25 new Actions that were selected out of 478 eligible proposals collected earlier in April.

RESTORE: ‘to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position’.

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. Consequently 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’.

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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 particular emphasis on the 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 will raise aspirations and deliver restorative outcomes. 

Walden Pond, Concord (MA, USA)

Walden Pond, Concord (MA, USA)

The RESTORE Action 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. 

The COST proposal will advocate, mentor and influence for a restorative built environment sustainability through work groups, training schools (including learning design competitions) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs).

General information:

CA COST Action CA16114 REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
Start of Action: 09.03.2017  End of Action: 08.03.2021
Proposers: Carlo Battisti w/ Martin Brown, Sue Clark, Emanuele Naboni
Science Officer: Estelle Emeriau
Administrative Officer: Aranzazu Sanchez

For further information: carlo.battisti@eurac.edu

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology, including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities. Based on a European intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology, COST has been contributing – since its creation in 1971 – to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond. 

I’m doing WELL.

The WELL Building Standard (WELL) focuses on the people in the building.

Over the last decade, green building standards and standard-setting organizations have made significant strides towards the market transformation of the building industry, resulting in a rapid expansion of green buildings and environmentally conscious building practices throughout the world.

Over the same period, strategies to enhance human health and well-being have played a relatively small role in the evolution of building standards. The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet, but also for people.

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The WELL Building Standard (WELL)

  • is the first standard of its kind that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants.
  • identifies 100 performance metrics, design strategies, and policies that can be implemented by the owners, designers, engineers, contractors, users and operators of a building.
  • is based on a thorough review of the existing research on the effects of spaces on individuals and has been advanced through a thorough scientific and technical review.
  • requires that the space must undergo a process that includes an on-site assessment and performance testing by a third party.

WELL is the culmination of seven years of rigorous research in collaboration with leading physicians, scientists and industry professionals. Pioneered by Delos, WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and third-party certified through IWBI’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body that administers the LEED Green Building Rating System.

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Haworth new showroom, Los Angeles (CA)

What are the interactions between humans and the built environment? Traditional healthcare delivery systems primarily focus on addressing health after people have already become sick. With rising costs and the increased burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, people are turning to more lifestyle-oriented and preventative approaches to health.

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LEED: the building as a human body

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WELL: the human body within the building

The WELL Building Standard is founded on the understanding that facets of our environment interact with personal, genetic and behavioral factors to shape our overall health and well-being. WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health by looking at seven factors, or Concepts, relevant to occupant health and well-being: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind:

Air – Clean air is a critical component to our health. Air pollution is the number one environmental cause of premature mortality, contributing to 50,000 premature deaths annually in the United States and approximately 7 million, or one in eight premature deaths Worldwide.

Water – Drinking water contamination is a major public health issue. Many people receive water that has been exposed to potentially harmful levels of biological, chemical and mineral contaminants. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost one billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide, and two million annual deaths are attributable to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Nourishment – Nutrition plays a key role in health maintenance, weight management and chronic disease prevention. However, adherence to the dietary recommendations in the U.S. is poor. Similarly, global dietary patterns are also less than optimal; in many countries, people consume more than 500 calories from added sugars per day.

Light – In addition to facilitating vision, light influences the human body in non-visual ways. Humans and animals have internal clocks that synchronize physiological functions on roughly a 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm.

Fitness – Modern transportation, labor saving conveniences and sedentary jobs have created an environment in which millions of people fail to achieve the minimum level of activity necessary to help prevent type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Comfort – The indoor environment should be a place of comfort. In pursuit of that vision, the WELL Building Standard® focuses on significantly reducing the most common sources of physiological disruption, distraction and irritation and on enhancing acoustic, ergonomic, olfactory and thermal comfort to prevent stress and injury and facilitate comfort, productivity and well-being.

Mind – While mental and physical health are often conceptualized as separate domains, our minds and bodies are inextricably connected. Because the mind plays a vital role in an individual’s overall health and well-being, an atmosphere that supports a healthy mental state can have significant psychological and physical benefits.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh (PA)

If you consider the life of a building over 30 years, personnel costs significantly outweigh any other building and operational cost. By introducing WELL into built spaces, we can significantly reduce personnel costs — health, medical and productivity — in the long run. Clearly long term value can be generated by addressing occupant health in both commercial and residential spaces.

2016_08_18-04 WELL scorecardWELL Certification allows building owners and employers to know their space is performing as intended to support human health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard v1 is optimized for commercial and institutional buildings and can be applied to three project typologies: New and Existing Buildings, New and Existing Interiors, Core and Shell Compliance.

WELL works harmoniously with LEED and the Living Building Challenge. IWBI welcomes projects to pursue both LEED and the Living Building Challenge alongside WELL in order to promote both environmental sustainability and human health. A number of overlapping features exist between WELL and both LEED and the Living Building Challenge, which are described in detail in the appendices of the WELL Building Standard. «Working together to optimize building performance for human health and our environment».

2016_08_18-02 WELL APThe WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential is an advanced credential intended for experienced building professionals. The WELL AP ensures to the public, building owners and other building professionals that the credential holder has demonstrated advanced knowledge and proficiency in building wellness and the principles, practices and applications of the WELL Building Standard. A couple of weeks ago I earned the WELL Accredited Professional credential :-).

[Sources: WELL Building Standard® v1, September 2015; WELL Brochure; WELL One pager. Copyright© 2015 by Delos Living LLC. The WELL AP™ trademark is used with permission from the International WELL Building Institute™]

M’ama non m’ama. I Petali di Living Building Challenge 3.0 a Rovereto.

Un “Living Future” è sbocciato a Rovereto. Non mancate la prima tappa del viaggio che cambierà l’ambiente costruito che ci circonda.

7 incontri tematici dal 16.12.2015 al 23.11.2016 a Rovereto (TN).

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Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy propone, a partire da mercoledì 16 dicembre, 7 incontri di discussione sui principi del protocollo Living Building ChallengeSM con la presentazione di volta in volta dei “Petali” (le categorie prestazionali di sostenibilità di LBC), il contributo da parte di un esperto sul tema, con riferimento ai regolamenti locali, le pratiche e le tecnologie collegate al tema del petalo, e una discussione aperta con i partecipanti su come sia possibile introdurre i principi di LBC nella pratica progettuale e costruttiva, anche lavorando sulle “policy” esistenti.

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Tutti gli appuntamenti si terranno  di mercoledì dalle ore 16.00 alle 18.00 presso Progetto Manifattura, Piazza Manifattura 1, 38068 Rovereto (Trento, Italia). Gli incontri prevedono la moderazione di Carlo Battisti, ingegnere, e Paola Moschini, architetto, titolari di Macro Design Studio, ambasciatori LBC e facilitatori del Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy. La formula degli incontri è 30’+30’+30’+30′: 30 minuti registrazione e networking, 30′ spiegazione dei requisiti del “Petalo”, 30′ presentazione da parte di un esperto delle tecnologie e delle “policy” legate alla tematica del petalo, 30′ discussione con i partecipanti su come applicare LBC nella pratica.

La partecipazione è gratuita a posti limitati (max 30 partecipanti), si richiede però per motivi organizzativi l’iscrizione su Eventbrite al seguente link. Per l’intero ciclo di incontri vengono riconosciuti 14 crediti formativi (2 per ogni incontro) presso il Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori (CNAPPC). Ogni incontro è inoltre valido per 1,5 crediti LFA.

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Questo il programma degli incontri:
“M’ama non m’ama. I Petali di Living Building Challenge 3.0 in sintesi”:

  • Petalo PLACE – Mercoledì 16 dicembre 2015
  • Petalo WATER – Mercoledì 17 febbraio 2016
  • Petalo ENERGY – Mercoledì 18 maggio 2016
  • Petalo HEALTH AND HAPPINESS – Mercoledì 15 giugno 2016
  • Petalo MATERIALS – Mercoledì 21 settembre 2016
  • Petalo EQUITY – Mercoledì 19 ottobre 2016
  • Petalo BEAUTY – Mercoledì 23 novembre 2016
Scarica qui il programma completo. Maggiori informazioni qui.
Posti limitati. Iscrizioni su Evenbrite qui.
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Twitter @LBCItaly
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On the road …

and not just in the lab.

2015_10_01-05 icctThe gap between official and real-world performance has increased to 40% on average in 2014 and is so wide in many car models that it cannot be explained through known factors including test manipulations.

2015_10_01-01 Mind the gapNot only Volkswagen? And not only NOx; let’s talk about CO2. The system of testing cars to measure fuel economy and CO2 emissions is utterly discredited. The Mind the gap 2015 report published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) analyses the gap between test results and real-world performance and finds that it has become a chasm, increasing from 8% in 2001 to 31% in 2012 and 40% in 2014. Without action this gap will grow to nearly 50% by 2020.

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New cars, including the Mercedes A, C and E class, BMW 5 series and Peugeot 308, are now swallowing around 50% more fuel than their lab test results, new on-the-road results compiled by reveal. While this does not constitute proof of ‘defeat devices’ being used to fiddle fuel economy tests, similar to that used by Volkswagen, EU governments must extend probes into defeat devices to CO2 tests and petrol cars too. Learn more in this thought-provoking article on Transport & Environment.

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Greg Archer, clean vehicles manager at T&E, said: “Like the air pollution test, the European system of testing cars to measure fuel economy and CO2 emissions is utterly discredited. The Volkswagen scandal was just the tip of the iceberg and what lies beneath is widespread abuse by carmakers of testing rules enabling cars to swallow more than 50% more fuel than is claimed.

The distorted laboratory tests are costing a typical motorist €450 a year in additional fuel costs compared to what carmakers’ marketing materials claim, the report finds. But the car manufacturers are continuing to try to delay the introduction of a new test (WLTP) to be introduced in 2017.

2015_10_01-04 Car testCars are responsible for 15% of Europe’s total CO2 emissions and are the single largest source of emissions in the transport sector. The EU’s first obligatory rules on carbon emissions require car manufacturers to limit their average car to a maximum of 130 grams of CO2 per km by 2015, and 95g by 2021.

Mutatis mutandis

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US Building energy use (Picture: Architecture 2030)

And what if the same situation would actually occurr on our buildings? I mean, above all those already certified under one of the several energy efficiency protocols available in Europe. Are these buildings really performing in compliance to the levels for which they have been designed and built? Moreover, is there someone really monitoring those operational performances? The automotive sector has been always decades forward, compared to the building industry, in terms of quality of the process, level of performances, research and development, investments, accuracy of testing (not in this case …), customers satisfaction, marketing, advertising … whatever. And it has been far ahead in manipulating the results, it seems. What if now the building sector would take its place on the arena as the first industrial sector to show honestly its results and put in place a virtuous process of continuous improvement (energy performances, environmental impact, customer care, …, health)??

ICCT reports:
Mind the gap (2015)
From Laboratory to road (2014)
From Laboratory to road (2013)

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