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Oliver Rapf is executive director at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a not-for-profit think tank supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: News

Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2020
Type: Event

2020 Pas­si­ve Hou­se Award: In­ter­na­tion­al ar­chi­tec­tur­al com­pet­i­tion for highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ings.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Event

Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on the table that will become CO2 negative in the cradle-to-cradle definition," said Kjetil Thorsen (co-founder of Snøhetta) "This means we have to understand the embodied energies and all the materials used."  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: News

The renovation of the Mayrhof in Trins combines several best-practice solutions in one project. In particular, the use of a newly developed façade system and an extension using a house-in-house concept allow architectural and building physics aspects to harmonise with each other. During intervention the most important things always kept in mind were the external appearance and the woodwork in the stube. The very individual shape of the external walls made much work on details necessary. The external wall paintings refers to the buildings history.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2019
Type: Case

The Campus Humanitas University is a new international university of medicine, located near the renowned Humanitas Research Hospital Hospital in Rozzano, near Milan.   The project involves the creation of a new university infrastructure serving about 1000 students. The campus, surrounded by a large park, takes full advantage of its location through a masterplan based on pedestrian paths, offering a harmonious relationship with the surrounding green, with no natural continuity solutions.
Post date: 19 Dec 2019
Type: Case

While there is a broad consensus on the fact that a high-quality built environment impacts positively on people’s everyday lives, it can prove difficult for public authorities, project developers and built environment professionals to assess and guarantee the quality of the buildings and urban spaces they commission and design.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

BuildingGreen its a company driven to help architects, designers and other sustainability professionals make their projects greener and healthier.   Since 1985, BuildingGreen has been the trusted source on healthy and sustainable design and construction strategies. We support building professionals with membership websites here at BuildingGreen.com and at LEEDuser.com, and with customized consulting and training services.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Type: Link

Advanced Tools for Low-carbon, high-value development of historic architecture in the Alpine Space   The ATLAS Project  
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Type: Link

Progetto “Qualità dell’Aria negli Edifici Scolastici – QAES” Descrizione sintetica del progetto   QAES – Sviluppo di nuovi standard per il miglioramento della qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno delle scuole. Il progetto affronta il problema della scarsa qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno negli edifici scolastici e delle relative ricadute in termini di salute e capacità di apprendimento.  
Post date: 17 Oct 2019
Type: Link