Archivi tag: South Tyrol

A Living Future for Europe.

Living Future Europe Becomes Formal Entity, with Green Building and Market Demand Growing Across the Continent.

Seattle/Bolzano – In December 2019 Ursula von der Leyen, newly-appointed President of the European Commission, said, “I want Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050… to make this happen, we must take bold steps together…

By the urging of–and overwhelming support from–our volunteer Network and European community, the International Living Future Institute has risen to Ursula von der Leyen’s challenge in Europe and is poised to raise the bar on sustainable development across the continent.

In order to ensure a stronger presence in Europe and an even better connection with the building industry, ILFI has formally established Living Future Europe (LFE), a new legal entity and nonprofit association. LFE’s mission coincides closely to that of ILFI’s: to make the world work for 100 percent of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone, and catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

For more information email me at carlo.battisti@living-future.org.

[Read the full article on the International Living Future Institute’s Trim Tab Blog here]

 

What a year for Living Future Europe :-)

With the support of our Founding Circle Sponsors, we lead this year the way to creating a Living Future in Europe through the Living Future Europe Initiative.

We launched our Declare Europe label last January. Our volunteer Network hosted more than 50 events in the year that spanned 33 cities in 19 different European countries, around two times the number of events held in 2018! These events reached almost 3,000 leading practitioners looking to build Living Buildings.

Following Ursula von der Leyen, new President of the European Commission’s goal: “I want Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050… to make this happen, we must take bold steps together.”

Our focus in 2020 will be to educate and assist a broader audience of interested practitioners on how to build Living Building Challenge projects in Europe and help spur demand for healthy, transparent materials and Declare and Living Products.

Thanks to all our incredible LF Ambassadors and Collaboratives across #Europe for your amazing commitment. We are looking forward to working with you in 2020 😉

Thanks to our Sponsors for helping us making this possible. Let’s join forces for an even more brilliant 2020!

Thanks to Amanda Sturgeon, James Connelly, Sunni Wissmer, Miranda Berger for your tireless support, it’s a pleasure working with you and all the colleagues at the International Living Future Institute #timetoactisnow the best is yet to come, cheers and best Season’s Greetings 😊

#LivingFutureEurope #LFE #regenerativedesign

 

The mountains are calling.

The mountains are calling. And I must go.


Il blog va in vacanza … ci rivediamo lunedì 26 agosto. Buone Ferie ! Das Blog geht in Urlaub … wir sehen uns demnächst am Montag, den 26.August. Schöne Ferien ! The blog goes on holiday … see you again on Monday, 26th August. Enjoy your time !

 

It’s all about performances.

The Future Envelope 12
& FACEcamp Results Seminar

Conference on Building Envelopes
20-21 May 2019, NOI Techpark, Bolzano (Italy)

It’s all about performances.

New design tool and approaches, and innovative construction methods are enabling architects and engineers to conceive and develop increasingly complex and daring building envelopes. This process is rapidly reshaping our built environment, and transforming the concept of building envelope itself, which is no longer a passive and static element that only separates the indoor environment from the outdoor world. In this fast changing context, one of the major issues is the evaluation of the performances of such complex façade systems. The different functions of a complex building envelope have their respective requirements, and hence designers have to analyze and ensure the performances of overall faced system.

The aim of “Facade performances” is therefore to provide insights into the performances of these innovative building envelopes considering on four thematic areas, namely architecture, energy, comfort, and economics and management. Hence, the focus will be on the shape of the new envelopes, on their implications on the overall building energy consumption, on the comfort experienced by the occupants of these buildings, and on the financial performances and the new business models that are part of these innovative solutions. For each topic, three leading experts will be invited from research and academia, design firms, and construction companies respectively to share a wide range of experiences, ideas, and visions.

The conference organization is led by IDM South Tyrol & EURAC Research, supported by Free University of Bolzano, University of Innsbruck, and Politecnico of Milano as scientific partners, and in cooperation with the European Façade Network (EFN). This event is funded by the ITA-AUT Interreg project FACEcamp being the project final conference.

PROGRAM

Day 1 – Monday 20th, 2019
09:00-13:00 FACEcamp Results Seminar Room SEM3
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch Foyer
14:00-18:30 The Future Envelope – part I Room SEM1

Day 2 – Tuesday 21st, May 2019
09:00-13:00 The Future Envelope – part II Room SEM1
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch Foyer

NOI Techpark, Via Volta 13a, Bolzano – Italy
Language: English, without translation.
Participation is free but places are limited.

Registration on Eventbrite here:
FACEcamp Results Seminar (20 May)
The Future Envelope (20-21 May)

Participation to the seminar and the conference is valid for 12 CFP education credits for architects, 6 CFP for engineers and 12 CFP for periti industriali.

 is funded by European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.

 

 

QAES. Un progetto … di ampio respiro.

Kick-off la settimana scorsa di QAES (Qualità dell’Aria negli Edifici Scolastici), un progetto coordinato da IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige all’interno del Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V A “Italia – Svizzera 2014-2020”.

Scuola dell’infanzia di Funes (BZ) – foto Marco Pietracupa

Il progetto – espressione di una collaborazione Alto Adige & Ticino – punta a sviluppare la cultura tecnica per il miglioramento della qualità dell’aria (IAQ) nelle scuole. Prevede lo sviluppo di soluzioni tecnologiche a basso impatto architettonico e di un approccio metodologico per classificare, progettare, realizzare, misurare e gestire le condizioni IAQ. L’obiettivo generale quello di risolvere la problematica della scarsa qualità dell’aria negli edifici scolastici; gli studenti vi passano buona parte del loro tempo, tale qualità incide sulla salute e sulla capacità di apprendimento. I partner svilupperanno soluzioni e metodologie in cooperazione con imprese nell’area transfrontaliera: impiantisti di ventilazione meccanica, serramentisti, sistemisti di gestione (ICT), aziende produttrici e distributrici di materiali indoor, studi di progettazione focalizzati sull’IAQ.

Il progetto prevede campagne di misure (prima e dopo interventi dimostrativi di risanamento), oltre all’elaborazione di linee guida per la progettazione e gestione dell’IAQ nelle scuole, a supporto di progettisti, aziende realizzatrici, gestori delle opere e utenti. Gli impatti previsti sono un sensibile aumento delle occasioni imprenditoriali nell’area transfrontaliera e uno sviluppo del know-how sul miglioramento dell’IAQ negli edifici, in particolare nelle scuole. Grazie alla collaborazione transfrontaliera, sarà possibile analizzare e confrontare realtà diverse, per acquisire conoscenze finalizzate allo sviluppo normativo ed economico di questo settore.

L’idea di progetto, nata all’interno del Gruppo di Lavoro “Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)” coordinato da IDM, è stata successivamente sviluppata in una proposta selezionata tra i 18 vincitori (su 41 proposte presentate) dell’asse Asse I: Competitività delle imprese del bando Interreg IT-CH. Con questo programma lo Stato e le Amministrazioni italiane e svizzere confermano il ruolo strategico della cooperazione transfrontaliera quale punto nevralgico nelle politiche alpine sempre più orientate a promuovere forme virtuose di economia e migliorare la qualità della vita delle persone che abita in queste aree.

La partnership, giudicata dai valutatori come perfettamente bilanciata tra i due territori, comprende dal lato altoatesino IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige (beneficiario capofila), responsabile della gestione e della comunicazione del progetto e della fase di indagine preliminare, Provincia Autonoma Bolzano con il Laboratorio Analisi aria e radioprotezione (Misurazione e monitoraggio), EURAC Research – Istituto per le Energie Rinnovabili (Sviluppo e implementazione delle soluzioni), Agenzia per l’Energia Alto Adige – CasaClima e Comune di Bolzano. Ulteriori stakeholders dell’Alto Adige sono l’Ufficio Manutenzione opere edili e l’Intendenza scolastica, sempre della Provincia di Bolzano. Sul lato svizzero, la Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) è il capofila di una compagine “duale” ticinese che comprende il Cantone Ticino – Sezione della logistica, l’Agenzia Minergie Svizzera italiana, il Municipio della Città di Bellinzona e il Comune di Mendrisio.

Harriton High School, foto KCBA Architects

I partner lavoreranno insieme per 3 anni con l’obiettivo generale di risolvere la problematica della scarsa qualità dell’aria negli edifici scolastici e gli obiettivi specifici di 1. creare e consolidare una competenza territoriale transfrontaliera tra le imprese su soluzioni – prodotti e servizi – per la qualità ambientale interna degli edifici; 2. aprire un mercato comune per le aziende del settore delle costruzioni nelle regioni coinvolte ed aumentarne la competitività sul mercato europeo, in particolare nelle aree di lingua tedesca; 3. migliorare i processi esistenti o creare nuovi processi per la risoluzione di una problematica generale comune ai due territori – qualità dell’aria interna alle scuole – e che ha implicazioni sociali, sanitarie, educative, economiche e politiche).

Il progettò è finanziato dal Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V A “Italia – Svizzera 2014-2020”.

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

Carlo Battisti è project manager per il settore costruzioni presso il reparto Business Development di IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, per il quale fornisce servizi di consulenza per progetti R&S nell’ambito delle costruzioni, technology scouting verso centri di ricerca, sviluppo di prodotto nell’ambito delle costruzioni, oltre al coordinamento dei Gruppi di Lavoro “Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)” e “Facciate tecnologiche degli edifici”.

ILFI a Klimahouse. La scelta per un Living Future.

Manca una settimana a Klimahouse 2019 (23-26 gennaio), la prima con la partecipazione dell’International Living Future Institute e con un’ospite da non perdere, Amanda Sturgeon, CEO dell’Istituto e autrice del libro “Creating biophilic buildings“. Volete seguire la traccia del Living Building Challenge nei quattro giorni di fiera? Ecco dove trovarci:

Il desk ILFI in Fiera.

Come partner principale del Klimahouse Startup Award, potete trovare l’International Living Future Institute al desk G-1 all’interno dello Startup Village, nella galleria tra i due padiglioni AB e CD, subito dopo l’ingresso visitatori, sulla sinistra. Nei quattro giorni di fiera 23-26.01 potrete trovare lì i volontari del Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy. Volete un biglietto di ingresso gratuito per la fiera? Scrivete a LBCCItaly@gmail.com

Amanda Sturgeon

Il congresso Klimahouse.

Giovedì 24.01 mattina, dalle ore 9, Amanda Sturgeon è la keynote speaker al Congresso, nella giornata dedicata agli “Smart materials” presso MEC – Meeting and Event Center (Fiera Bolzano). Per registrarsi all’evento, è necessario acquistare separatamente un biglietto dal sito della Fiera Bolzano qui. Come partner Fiera possiamo offrirvi uno sconto sul biglietto, scrivere a LBCCItaly@gmail.com

L’evento di lancio dell’etichetta Declare Europe.

Sempre giovedì 24.01, nel pomeriggio ore 17-19 non mancate la prima europea dell’etichetta di trasparenza per i prodotti Declare, dell’International Living Future Institute. Amanda Sturgeon presenterà il programma Declare, all’interno di un workshop con testimonianze di alcune aziende del settore che racconteranno come realizzano i loro prodotti. L’evento rientra nelle attività Living Future Europe, grazie alla sponsorizzazione dei partner globali Knauf Insulation, Elementa, Kingspan, Tarkett e HumanScale. L’evento conta inoltre sul supporto locale delle aziende Assmann (transformative sponsor) e Ton-Gruppe, Eurofinestra e Mafi (visionary sponsor). Per partecipare, richiedere il biglietto di ingresso gratuito qui. Programma: ita / deu / eng

Klimahouse Startup Award.

ILFI è main partner del Klimahouse Startup Award 2019. La finale, con la scelta del vincitore tra le 26 startup partecipanti si svolgerà venerdì 25.01 dalle ore 18:30 nello spazio NOISE del NOI Techpark. Amanda Sturgeon sarà la madrina di questo evento con un keynote speech. La partecipazione è aperta al pubblico.

Per maggiori informazioni sulle attività del LBC Collaborative: Italy scrivere a LBCCItaly@gmail.com.

Per informazioni sulle attività di ILFI a livello europeo (Living Future Europe) i contatti sono i seguenti:

International Living Future Institute
NOI Techpark, Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A  I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
T/ +39 0471 1957067 M/ +39 338 4490565
carlo.battisti@living-future.org

 

 

The 2019 Klimahouse Startup Award call is open!

A focus on innovation and people. Thirty-two startups from all over Europe at Klimahouse 2019.

“The Human Factor”: for the third edition of the Klimahouse Startup Award the call for participation is open until 5 November. The best technologies that bring together buildings, people and nature will compete for a prize worth €30,000. The manager of Fiera Bolzano, Thomas Mur, comments, “Building in harmony with nature is in the DNA of the people of South Tyrol.”

Thirty-two startups from all over Europe at the centre of Klimahouse 2019. Now at its third edition, the Klimahouse Startup Award grows threefold and dominates the central area of this European event dedicated to energy-efficient building. Hence, the Startup Village becomes a real centre of innovation at the Fiera Bolzano (Bolzano Trade Fair). The 4-day showcase will include themed meetings and matchmaking between startups, companies and strategic partners for the green startups of the future, which will see an increase from the 10 participating last year to 32 at the 2019 edition. The call for participation for the Award, which, this year, involves a total prize amount of €30,000 in services, is now officially open and startups can apply at the following link. The theme of this edition, scheduled from 23 to 26 January, will be “The Human Factor“: therefore, the focus will be on the consequences for people of technologies dedicated to smart building, smart living and the smart city. A new feature will be included: the prize awarded by the public, who will be called on to vote on the days of the event. Moreover, the special Agenzia CasaClima prize has been confirmed.

Thomas Mur, Director of Fiera Bolzano explains, “We want to give scope to innovation that focuses on people and especially on their habitat. Given the excellent response in recent years, we have decided to further expand the spaces provided. Building in harmony with nature is in the DNA of the people of South Tyrol: man and the environment play leading roles in our eco-system and, last year, the NOI (Nature of Innovation) Techpark opened, the first science park inspired by nature. It is a place where companies and research centres, startups and universities work together to build a better and sustainable future for everyone”. The scientific director of the event, Luca Barbieri, comments, “This edition will be increasingly international and well-attended. The Klimahouse Startup Award involves the partnership of leading business incubators in Central Europe, focusing on young entrepreneurs and well-established companies and thus creating a virtuous circle where ideas acquire shape and substance.  In this way, innovation proves to be what it should be: positive change based on people and their wellbeing.”

The 2019 edition of the award is promoted in collaboration with the International Living Future Institute, a non-governmental organisation founded in Seattle that is present in Europe with an office at NOI Techpark as of this year. Since 2006, it has been promoting Living Building Challenge, the strictest and most advanced standard certifying sustainability applied to buildings. As confirmation of the partnership, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Amanda Sturgeon, author of the book entitled Creating Biophilic Buildings, will make the opening address at the final of the Klimahouse Startup Award scheduled for 25 January. 

The Klimahouse Startup Award: the call for participation

The Klimahouse Startup Award 2019 is open to all startups operating in the following sectors: building, energy, services, IT and the IoT, provided that they apply to the field of energy-efficient and sustainable building. Startups are all companies based in the EU, established not before the year 2014, whose main activity strongly features innovation. Applications must be submitted by 6pm on 5 November 2018 using the form published at the address

http://www.fierabolzano.it/klimahouse/en/startup-award.htm

The participation fee is €999 + VAT: the full amount will be refunded to the ten startups selected for the final on 25 January. By 19 November 2018, a technical jury will select the 32 startups called to exhibit their services and products in Bolzano from 23 – 26 January 2019 at Klimahouse in the Startup Village in the Fiera Bolzano halls. Every day, several session pitches will be held to allow the participating startups to introduce themselves to the public at Klimahouse: during the first three days of the event, the technical panel of judges will select the ten startups to compete for the first prize during the final that will take place at NOI Techpark. The startup finalists will be judged by the panel on an elevator pitch and on a subsequent Q&A session. This year, for the first time, the public will also vote. Visitors and exhibitors will be able to assign a symbolic “Public Prize” by voting using the specific cards on the first three days of the event. Info: Klimahousestartupaward@klimahouse.it.

The total prize amount of the event, in services, is €30,000. The winner will have a fully set up stand, with additional services and hospitality, at the Klimahouse 2020 editions, advertising services in the catalogue and on the official website of the event, as well as 150 invitation vouchers, a visibility package with a press release and a video interview, all for the 2020 edition. In addition, the winner will be able to take part in ComoCasaClima scheduled to take place in Erba (CO), from 15 – 17 November 2019. The Klimahouse Startup Award is organised by Fiera di Bolzano, IDM Alto Adige-Südtirol and Blum.