The Future Envelope – Towards Zero Carbon Buildings
15-16 December 2022, Bolzano-Bozen
This conference, organised by European Facade Network, aims at providing new points of view on the current state, upcoming challenges, and innovations in the field of the building envelope design, manufacturing, installation, operation, dismantling, EoL. The broad scope is to ease the path towards nature‐compliant, human‐centred comfortable and efficient buildings. It is structured in four thematic chaired sessions with key-note speakers, merging international and South‐Tirol perspectives.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/thefutureenvelope-registration
1. Performance Evaluation
The session focuses on key aspects of building envelope performances towards the Zero Carbon target, from the mutual connections among relevant urban factors, to the microclimate and the customization of materials in light of buildings’ energy performance; from a sustainability and LCA building envelope design approach to roadmaps towards global performance targets.
Chaired by Roberto Lollini, Eurac Research
- Emanuela Giancola, CIEMAT
- Matteo Orlandi, ARUP
- Claudia Di Noi, GREENDELTA
- Ulrich Klammsteiner, Klimahaus Agentur
2. Envelope technologies towards Zero Carbon
The session offers an in-depth overview of advanced building envelope technologies towards Zero Carbon, with specific focus on bio-based materials and innovative technologies for opaque and transparent building envelopes, outlining the main potentialities and trends in the fields of construction and research.
Chaired by Miren Juaristi Gutierrez, Eurac Research
- Marta Fuente Gonzales, TECNALIA
- Daniel Arztman, SCHÜCO
- Kilian Van Lier, VERTIKO
- Piero Bernabé, PROGRESS
3. Lighthouse experiences
The session discusses, through best practice demo cases, the challenge in decarbonising, optimising operational and embodied carbon in façades design, the role of the building envelope in order to face energy poverty, bioclimatic construction strategies, industrialized construction and public housing for near zero energy consumption, and the prefabrication with bio-based materials towards the Zero Carbon target.
Chaired by Ulrich Klammsteiner, Klimahaus Agentur
- Carlo Battisti & Marina Kindelan, Living Future Europe & AESG
- Gorka Alvarez Ugalde, Ruiz Larrea Arquitectos
- Linda Comerlati, Edifici di Paglia Italia
- Manuel Benedikter, Architekt
The session focuses on the main trends and future challenges related to building envelopes design, from building resilience against climate change effects, to innovative approaches for recycling construction materials, from the relation between a user-centred and Zero Carbon façade design approach, to the aspects of bringing Zero Carbon solutions to “reality”.
Chaired by Enrico Sergio Mazzucchelli, Politecnico di Milano
- Martino Milardi, Università Mediterranea RC
- Faidra Oikonomopoulou & Telesilla Bristogianni, TU Delft
- Alessandra Luna Navarro, TU Delft
- Stefano Avesani (Eurac Research)
- Miren Juaristi (Eurac Research)
- Enrico S. Mazzucchelli (Politecnico di Milano)
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Image by Maike und Björn Bröskamp from Pixabay
Mock-up kits up and running at Eurac Research labs
After an intense period dedicated to the design of the technical components, full-scale mock-ups of INFINITE kits have recently been installed at Eurac Research outdoor labs to test their overall aesthetic appearance and gain a better understanding of the interaction among kits on the same façade.
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