built environment

The TEBE research group, founded by prof. Marco Filippi, works in the Department of Energy (DENERG) at the Politecnico di Torino.   TEBE members are professors, assistant professors, grant researchers, PhD students and scholarship holders.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2019
Type: Link

This Call is also available here in German, in English and in Italian. The event will be in Italian and English, with the possibility of asking questions in German.   WHY RE-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES   Proper technology solution-sets (the gears in the picture) can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the Planet. Technologies will be the key to promote a shift of paradigm in building design from the “less bad” to the “more regenerative”  
Post date: 15 Nov 2019
Type: News

An increased energy performance of buildings not only reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions, but creates jobs, increases the comfort and health of its occupants and brings environmental benefits in terms of improved air quality. Valuing these multiple benefits is key to making investment decision more viable and thus accelerating building renovation.  
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.  
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s) provides a framework for reporting the quality of the indoor environment achieved with these resources, including air quality, thermal comfort, climate change resilience and life cycle cost/value.  
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

Climats chauds : de quoi parle-t-on ?   La zone climatique chaude considérée dans le cadre de ce dossier correspond peu ou prou aux régions du monde dont le climat est, au sens de la classification de Köppen, un climat soit équatorial, soit de mousson, soit de savane, soit désertique chaud, soit semi-aride chaud.   Ce choix de périmètre tient en premier lieu au fait que les régions chaudes concentrent une importante part de la population mondiale :
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Type: News

  The DGNB has made it its primary goal to plan, operate and use the built environment of the present day for the benefit of all, and in such a way that the generations that follow us can fully utilise their own potential and not be constrained in their opportunities by the decisions that we make today.  
Post date: 6 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

#21 Newsletter includes: -The RESTORE project in Flyer and Poster format -WG3 final Booklet now available! The main question Working Group 3 faced is how a building can be built, operated and maintained in a regenerative manner. The WG3 Booklet now reports about the findings of this working group providing answers on how this can be achieved through integration of restorative and regenerative principles into the construction and operation process. 
Post date: 30 Jul 2019
Type: News

No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on the European built environment in 2050.   It applies to the entire built environment: residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Concept   HYBUILD aims at developing cost-effective and environmental-friendly solutions, while ensuring comfort conditions in residential buildings located in two different climates: Mediterranean climate where cooling is critical; and Continental climate where a stronger focus is put on heating demand.   Methodology and objectives  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link