Building operation, monitoring, energy management

Genoa Italy: eco-sustainable social housing in Lavatrici neighborhood

Italy: the energy efficiency way of the washing-machine shaped dwellings in Genoa


A social housing district with poor insulation, a municipality that is meeting a long-standing demand by residents while transforming the area into a model for eco-sustainability


San Pietro is a peripheral neighbourhood overlooking the city of Genoa, North-West of Italy. It is also known as Lavatrici (washing machines), because of the concrete slabs with empty circles that characterise the façades of its buildings.


37th AIVC Conference - Abstracts due December 14

37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint Conference: “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices”. Call for abstracts extended DECEMBER 14, 2015


The call for papers for the 37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint conference has been extended: The new deadline for abstract submissions is 14 December, 2015.

The papers should focus on the following themes and topics among others:

School of the Future | Training material now available

A tailored training programme has been developed for technical service personnel, teachers and students to optimise the use of school buildings in terms of energy efficiency and indoor environment quality.


The presentations are now available for download in English and in versions adapted to the four demonstration buildings in Stuttgart (D), Cesena (I), Ballerup (DK) and Drammen (N) in the national languages.


Please visit the project's website to download the training material at: