In the framework of the Green City Energy initiative, a seminar organised by the POWER HOUSE TaskForce on Warm/Mediterranean Climates was held on 4-5th July, 2013 in Pisa, Italy.
The purpose of the seminar, attended by some 20 participants mainly from Italy and Spain, was to strengthen the collaboration with other running EU-funded projects in the MED area (such as ELIH-MED, MARIE, Urban Empathy RELS and CAT MED), in order to capitalise on these projects, develop synergies and make sure that the information that is available will be feeding the future work of the Taskforce. The meeting also set the basis for a discussion that will lead to the definition of a common Manifesto on how the Public, Cooperative and Social Housing sector intends to achieve Nearly Zero-Energy homes in Mediterranean climates (click HERE to download the presentations made).
The seminar ended with a presentation of some exemplary low energy buildings in Spain and Italy, followed by a study visit to five publicly-owned low-energy housing projects in Pisa and Empoli area, run by APES Pisa and Publicasa. Along with the above-mentioned site visits, participants also had the opportunity to visit the ‘Centro Ricerche TQV’, a centre for the development of integrated technologies and the nanoScience &Technology lab of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. This helped participants to have insight concerning the available technologies to improve the quality of life of elderly and disabled people in homes, as well as an insight on cutting-edge technologies and insulation materials to improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock.
In the video clip you will find a comprehensive summary of the key aspects of nZEB in Warm/Mediterranean climates as well as an overview of the main messages resulting from the seminar and the study visits that followed…enjoy the video: