We're getting bigger!
Nov
8
11:00am11:00am

We're getting bigger!

Politoward is now part of a wider path toward university campus sustainability.

Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO) aims to develop a Sustainable Campus model, addressing global challenges through solutions in harmony with nature, technology and humans, leveraging on collective knowledge. Innovations in University governance, integrated environmental educationin curricula and communication, optimization of buildings environmental performance: all valuable grounds to test sustainable solutions both locally and globally and to grow professionals able to drive the change toward a more sustainable future. 

This Sustainable Campus model is supported by a group of professors, administrative staff, researchers and students, named Green Team, that strives to disseminate sustainability values in PoliTO daily activities. The Green Team goal is to expand the local impact of current best practices, and to make them accessible for both PoliTO and other institutions, in Italy and in the world. 

A crooked line connecting the points - Sustainable Path - is the logo chosen by PoliTO to brand its sustainable initiatives: starting from the ones developed in the Living Lab and in the departments in the last decade, PoliTO aims to design a common path. We therefore need to share with our community a number of subjects having a critical impact on the University strategy. To transform the way we take decisions on campus and the vision of our role in society, a series of action fields has been defined: Energy and Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Urban Outreach, Food, Water and Waste, and Green Procurement. Find out more at http://www.campus-sostenibile.polito.it/

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING 2016 TORINO
Feb
18
to Feb 19

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING 2016 TORINO

DIST Politecnico di Torino and iiSBE Italia are pleased to announce the SBE16 conference, held on February 17-18, 2016 in Torino, Italy in the post-industrial venue of Torino Lingotto.

The objective of SBE16 Torino is to present new paradigms in the shift towards post-carbon cities, bringing together diverse experiences and perspectives, exchanged in a friendly workshop with a rigorous scientific approach.

The conference is organized under auspices of international conveners CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC and belongs to the Sustainable Built Environment regional conference series, leading towards the World Conference SBE17 Hong Kong.

 

e-mail: info@sbe16.torino.org SC: committee@sbe16torino.org website: sbe16torino.org

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Politoward @ ecomondo
Nov
6
9:30am 9:30am

Politoward @ ecomondo

Politoward supporta e si allinea con gli obiettivi della RIAS, larete italiana degli atenei sostenibili, che nasce con lo scopo di sviluppare il tema della sostenibilità ambientale e responsabilità sociale tra gli aderenti, tramite azioni di confronto e scambio tra realtà accademiche aventi specificità complementari, coinvolgendo anche altre istituzioni pubbliche e organizzazioni al fine di incrementare le ricadute positive in termini ambientali, etici e sociali delle azioni poste in essere dai singoli membri.

Ad ecomondo, la piattaforma tecnologica per la Green e Circular Economy nell´area Euro-Mediterranea, la RIAS sarà presente con un incontro tra i principali esponenti degli atenei italiani aderenti. Di seguito il programma:

Ore13:30 . 14:00

Presentazione dei lavori: Alessandra Bonoli, Fabio Fava, Fabio Orecchini

 

Introduzione e saluto del prof. Patrizio Bianchi

Assessore a coordinamento delle politiche europee allo sviluppo, scuola, formazione professionale, università, ricerca e lavoro. Regione Emilia Romagna

 

14:00 . 15:00

´dialogo tra Università e reti internazionali: La Rete degli Atenei del Mediterraneo e altri esempi esistenti o in divenire´

Chiara Mio (UNIVE, ISCN-International Sustainable Campus Network 

Mariane Domeizel (Déléguée Au Développement Durable, Aix-Marseille Université)

Angelo Riccaboni (Magnifico Rettore Università degli Studi di Siena)

 

15:00 . 16:00

Tavola rotonda ´dialogo tra Università e territorio´

Coordina: Alessandra Bonoli (Università degli Studi di Bologna)

Intervengono:

Patrizia Lombardi (Politecnico di Torino)

Nicola Martinelli(Politecnico di Bari)

Fabio Pranovi e Emiliana Ricciardi (Università Cà Foscari, Venezia) 

Eleonora Perotto (Politecnico di Milano)

Riccardo Guidetti (Università Statale di Milano)

Angelo Tursi (Università di Bari) 

 

16:00 . 17:00

Tavola rotonda´dialogo tra Università: siamo davvero sostenibili?´ 

Coordina: Eleonora Perotto (Politecnico di Milano)

Interverranno referenti delle Università di Pavia, Verona, Trento, Milano Bicocca, Messina, Guglielmo Marconi di Roma. 

Buone pratiche in tema di Rifiuti, Mobilità, Educazione Ambientale, Ranking e Rendicontazione

Il Coinvolgimento Studenti: Green Office, Didattica a Distanza, Educazione Ambientale

 

17:00 . 17:30

´dialogo tra Università e associazioni e imprese´

Daniela Carriera (Sistema REMEDIA)

Fabio Orecchini (IASS, Associazione Italiana Scienza della Sostenibilità)

 

17:30 

Conclusione dei lavori

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ASP Multidisciplinary Projects - ISy WiRe U - Internal Synergies for Wiser Resources Use in University Campuses
Oct
19
to Oct 21

ASP Multidisciplinary Projects - ISy WiRe U - Internal Synergies for Wiser Resources Use in University Campuses

  • University of Cambridge (map)
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In 2004, the Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino founded the Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP), restricted to 150 young and exceptionally talented students, selected solely on the basis of merit, among the applicants to the Laurea Magistrale programmes (equivalent to a Master of Science) in Engineering, Architecture and Design at the two universities.
The resulting Community is made up of very motivated and exceptionally qualifiedstudents (about 60% achieved their Bachelor of Science – B.Sc. – degree cum laude) with a passion for innovation, coming from about 20 different countries; more than 1/3 of them are women.

Students participate to multidisciplinary projects, focusing on real and relevant problems, proposed as a collaboration between Universities and external institutions (i.e., firms, governmental or research institutions).

Project teams consist of 5/6 students from different schools and are therefore intrinsically multidisciplinary. Each project team is assisted by tutors with a multifaceted background, selected among the Faculty of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino as well as among experts of the proposing external institutions. Tutors advice students and periodically review their intermediate results.

Teams are provided with funds that allow them to make study trips, attend conferences, buy books and materials to help develop the project. The project plan and budget is defined by the team and agreed with the tutors.

The ISy WiRe U - Internal Synergies for Wiser Resources Use in University Campuses is being developed in connection to the politoward project. The global imperative to reduce carbon emissions and to improve the sustainability of our activities is compelling. The University clearly must contribute by addressing our own operations, but as a higher education institution we are also ideally placed to influence the future through the education of our students and our world-leading research. The aim of this project is to get all tip-top students to work on a shared vision of future campuses, to facilitate the active participation of the University community in reducing the collective environmental impact. The ultimate strategic objective is to improve the environmental performance of our buildings and the University’s physical infrastructure by moving towards carbon neutral energy performance, adopting environmentally conscious procurement practice, building community resilience and shared goals, reducing resources consumption and eventually engage fully with the student body, to ensure the involvement of all key stakeholders for carbon emission reduction. 

In link with the politoward meeting to be held in Cambridge with their University Energy Manager, the ASP team will be welcome in the Churchill college and in the department of Architecture of the University of Cambridge. See the agenda for further details! 

Attendees:

PoliTO: Marco Masoero, Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Patrizia Lombardi, Giulia Sonetti, Tiziana Buso, Simona D’Oca, ASP students (PoliTO and PoliMI), Eugenio Morello (PoliMI)
UniCam: Minna Sunikka-Blank, Yeonsook Heo, Xiang Cheng , Dimitra Danstiou

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Colloque International Eco-Campus 3
Oct
15
to Oct 18

Colloque International Eco-Campus 3

  • Université Paris Ouest (map)
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Higher education must first show the example in order to engage its stakeholders and to play at long last the pivotal role which it has. The Eco-campus 2015 Conference offers a format of 2 days, preceded by an evening with three phases of work and exchanges:

  • On 15 October, in Nanterre, the higher education institutions called upon public authorities and civil society for discussions around existing tools and to create innovations and climate issues, favourable background and points of blockages to lift and move together from speech to action, etc. The gala evening will be dedicated to the roles of the international academic networks (Global Alliance, CGE, GPU, HESI…) for the deployment of the solutions agenda.
  • On Friday 16 October at the Défense, universities and schools offer a forum of stakeholders: passage of the action to the solutions, by confronting the items from the HESI declaration to the expertise of higher education and its stakeholders: communities, businesses, NGOs, territorial networks… 
  • During the evening of October 14, HESI (Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) will present the voluntary contributions from the international academic community for climate which will contribute to the agenda of the COP21 for higher education solutions.
  • The presentation by prof. Lombardi can be downloaded here.
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Innovative and socio-ecological urban dynamics
Oct
13
to Oct 16

Innovative and socio-ecological urban dynamics

  • 13th European Week of Regions and cities (map)
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This workshop aims at highlighting how European cities may become emblematic places for attracting jobs and economic activities, transforming it into "hubs of innovation" preserving natural resources and limiting environmental damage for the next generations.

At the core of this transformation, innovation and sustainable urbanisation will stimulate "green, blue, white and pink" growth. These would allow moving towards resource- efficient and more liveable cities enjoying technological, social, marketing and organizational innovations.

This workshop will demonstrate how these actions will support the European Union objectives on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It will emphasize the role of past, present and future EU Research and Innovation activities (FP7 and Horizon 2020) in the field of urban dynamics.

European policy-makers, academics and practitioners will illustrate and discuss these issues with the Open Days participants.

Prof. Lombardi, coordinator of the politoward project, will bring university campuses experience for offering a case study to reflect upon.

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we did it: some figures from the first international summer school on sustainable campuses!
Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

we did it: some figures from the first international summer school on sustainable campuses!

We did it! The first international summer school on sustainable campus left us all happy, for the networking opportunities sprung from it, the nice persons met and the super interesting insights from both speakers and students attending the five days in Turin. In the wonderful frame of the Castello del Valentino, here there are some photos and facts about lectures, participants, presentations and outcomes. See you soon and thank you for the joining effort,

the politoward team!

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meet RUS - Rete delle Università per la Sostenibilità
Oct
1
9:30am 9:30am

meet RUS - Rete delle Università per la Sostenibilità

Le Università italiane insieme per promuovere la sostenibilità, a cominciare dai propri campus. È stata presentata oggi la Rete delle Università per la Sostenibilità (RUS), promossa dalla CRUI, Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane.

L’annuncio è stato dato nel corso dell’evento Le Università per la sostenibilità, organizzato dall’Università di Milano-Bicocca e dal Politecnico di Milano presso il Cluster Isole, Mare e Cibo di Expo Milano 2015. All’evento hanno partecipato: Stefano Paleari, presidente CRUI, i rettori Michele Bugliesi (Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Maria Cristina Messa (Milano-Bicocca) e i rappresentanti delle Università di Bari, Bologna, Roma 3, Pavia, Trento, Verona e Politecnico di Bari e Torino. 

La Rete è stata ufficialmente istituita nella settimana della European Mobility Week che si è svolta dal 16 al 22 settembre. Gli interventi di questa mattina hanno toccato il tema della mobilità sostenibile degli Atenei. Ha aperto i lavori Giovanna Rossi, responsabile della mobilità sostenibile presso il ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare.

Tra le attività previste dalla RUS:

  • creazione e condivisione di nuovi progetti di sostenibilità dei campus;
  • diffusione delle best practices italiane e internazionali;
  • creazione di una community inter-Ateneo;
  • promozione di progetti sulla sostenibilità già consolidati;
  • implementazione di un sistema comune e condiviso per il monitoraggio delle prestazioni ambientali e sociali degli Atenei;
  • sviluppo di programmi universitari sull’adozione di corretti stili per migliorare da parte degli studenti la gestione degli aspetti ambientali e sociali degli Atenei;

In particolare, i progetti di riduzione delle emissioni di CO2 nei campus e sulla mobilità sostenibile delle comunità universitarie hanno avuto uno sviluppo notevole a Milano, dove sono state avviate iniziative quali: Bicocca fa la differenza, progetto dell’Università di Milano-Bicocca che propone un nuovo sistema di gestione dei rifiuti e Città Studi Campus Sostenibile, promosso dall’Università Statale di Milano e Politecnico di Milano per trasformare il quartiere universitario in un campus che rispetti la qualità della vita e la sostenibilità ambientale.  

«La costituzione della Rete delle Università per la Sostenibilità – commentano Maria Cristina Messa, rettore dell’Università di Milano-Bicocca, Giovanni Azzone rettore del Politecnico di Milano e Gianluca Vago, rettore dell'Università Statale di Milano – è un risultato molto importante che sottolinea gli sforzi e i progetti sin qui intrapresi da diversi Atenei in Italia. Siamo molto soddisfatti che il lancio di questa iniziativa sia avvenuto proprio a Milano dove le Università, in particolare Bicocca, Politecnico e Statale, stanno lavorando da tempo a progetti concreti che prevedono la riduzione dei consumi energetici, il miglioramento della raccolta differenziata e la promozione di iniziative che favoriscono la mobilità sostenibile richiamando l’attenzione sulla sostenibilità da parte di studenti, docenti e personale degli Atenei».

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10TH CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS
Sep
27
to Oct 3

10TH CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS

  • SDEWES 2015 - Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik (map)
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The politoward team has been invited in the SDEWES 10th conference SPECIAL SESSION: Sustainable Campuses and Communities: Living Labs of Future Production and Consumption Systems, presenting one paper and one poster.

The paper titled:

Toward resilient university campus through sustainable management and policy

 was presented by Giulia Sonetti, politecnico di Torino, as first outcomes of the mutual learning with the University of Cambridge in the topic of Campus Sustainability.

Here the Abstract:

This paper argues that current definition of sustainable campus is not enough for effectively transforming the higher-level concepts found in the smart city literature into actionable and effective policies, projects and programs that deliver measurable value to campus users. The study starts from calling the shots of the UNI-metrics project, based on a working hypothesis that “value-based metrics” for university campus can be found and interoperated in the intersection between actors, buildings and cities, and be integrated in policy-making process. Gathering data from the Politecnico di Torino’s living lab, the paper assesses strong and weak points applying the framework developed for the EU UNI-Metrics - Value Metrics and Policies for a Sustainable University Campus - final reports, including different impact areas specific for university campus (i.e. building quality, land use, energy, water, food, mobility, international appeal, research activity, third mission, sustainability commitment, etc). Further improvements for the Turin campus are presented, as well as the preliminary results of comparative analyses with sustainability management strategies at the University of Cambridge. A “resilient campus” could be a new goal for a special portion of complex urban environments that demonstrated to offer good practices and transferable actions towards a more human, resilient and inclusive society. 

Keywords: urban resilience, university campus, sustainability management.

Also, the politoward team was also involved in presenting the following poster: 

The Italian Sustainable Campus Network: Inspiring initiative for connecting sustainability campus practices.

 Authors: A.Bonoli, DICAM, University of Bologna, Italy, e-mail: alessandra.bonoli@unibo.it, O. Bernardi, University of Bologna, Italy, F. Cappellaro, ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy, R. Guidetti, University of Milan, P. Lombardi, G. Sonetti, Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, N. Martinelli, Department ICAR Bari Polytechnic, M. Passigato, Verona University, E. Perotto, Polytechnic University of Milan.

ABSTRACT

The urgent need to change unsustainable patterns of consumption and production requires concrete initiatives that can accelerate the transition towards sustainable systems of practice and provision. In this process, education plays a crucial role especially in catalyzing proactive measures that can positively affect the present and the future of our society. Although a high number of universities is committed in sustainable initiatives, sustainability is still not part of the whole system. This paper presents the experience of six Italian universities committed to sustainability. With the aim to enhance the effort towards an effective transformation towards sustainable campus, the creation of an Italian Network has been planned, involving some excellent Italian universities that are realizing relevant practices of sustainable campus. Therefore the network is a powerful initiative to share experiences, to contaminate each other. A future objective could be the promotion of national strategies supporting sustainability campus implementation and management.

KEYWORDS: Sustainability, University, HEIs, Campuses, Network.

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 LE UNIVERSITÀ PER LA SOSTENIBILITÀ @ EXPO2015
Sep
22
10:00am10:00am

LE UNIVERSITÀ PER LA SOSTENIBILITÀ @ EXPO2015

Giornata dedicata alla Rete delle Università per la Sostenibilità (RUS) e al Coordinamento nazionale dei Mobility Manager d’Ateneo, organizzata da Politecnico di Milano e Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca nell’ambito della EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2015 (16-22 Settembre 2015).
Qui il link ( http://www.polaris.unimib.it/?page_id=1585) alle foto e ai video dell'evento, che ha previsto due momenti principali:


10.30 – 13.15 Choose. Change. Combine. – embracing multimodality
L’evento intende illustrare alcune best practice per ambiti ancora poco esplorati a livello di Ateneo e le possibili sinergie tra i diversi attori presenti sul territorio al fine di incentivare diverse forme di mobilità sostenibile.
Verranno presentate alcune esperienze virtuose in ambito universitario e discussi modi e tempi per la realizzazione di una rete di mobilità sostenibile tra Atenei che veda il coinvolgimento di enti territoriali e operatori del settore dei trasporti.

13.15-14.15 - Light lunch e visita guidata alla scoperta del padiglione Bicocca -  Maldive – Expo site, Cluster Isole

14.15 – 17.00 Sviluppo della Rete delle Università per la Sostenibilità (RUS)

L’incontro è volto a presentare gli obiettivi della RUS,  di recente formalizzazione parte della CRUI, che ha quale scopo principale, da un lato, il rafforzamento della riconoscibilità a livello internazionale dell’esperienza italiana e, dall’altro, l’incremento delle ricadute positive in termini ambientali, etici e sociali delle azioni poste in essere dai membri della Rete. Politoward sarà presentato come iniziativa scientifica del Politecnico di Torino volta alla creazione di indicatori e metriche di riferimento per valutare la sostenibilità a scala di campus universitario.

Segreteria organizzativa:
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca – Centro di Ricerca POLARIS
Dott. Massimiliano Rossetti: massimiliano.rossetti@unimib.it – Tel: 02 6448 2948
Politecnico di Milano – Servizio Sostenibilità di Ateneo:
Dott.ssa Eleonora Perotto: eleonora.perotto@polimi.it - Tel: 02 23 99 9354

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8TH MEDITERRANEAN CONGRESS OF HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING - CLIMAMED
Sep
10
to Sep 11

8TH MEDITERRANEAN CONGRESS OF HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING - CLIMAMED

Politoward team will be at CLIMAMED 2015, the leading Mediterranean scientific and engineering congress in the field of Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning and Refrigeration.

Accepted abstract: Testing Occupant Behavior Advanced Input Modeling (Ob-AIM) on building energy consumption scenarios at the urban scale, S. Corgnati, S. D’Oca, C. Delmastro

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Performance Gap? Energy, Health and Comfort needs in Buildings
Jul
20
9:30am 9:30am

Performance Gap? Energy, Health and Comfort needs in Buildings

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26197

The seminar is organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), located at the heart of the humanities campus at the University of Cambridge. It supports, promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research of the highest order. 

It is a well-known fact that most buildings do not perform as well as expected. The research on this performance gap suggests that the actual energy consumption in buildings can usually be twice as much as expected. Energy models rely on predictive indicators and assumptions that are usually done at design stage, without acknowledging behavioural patterns of actual users. On the other hand, in zero-carbon refurbishment projects improved energy performance and air-tightness standards may have implications for the indoor air quality. This one-day workshop is aimed at graduate students who are working on environmental performance of the built environment. The workshop addresses research issues related to energy, comfort and health, using examples from research projects and practical case studies in Universities in Cambridge and Turin (POLITO). Is it possible to balance energy, health and comfort needs in refurbishment projects, and if so, how is this achieved? What lessons can be learned from the University’s new building projects to inform future research and policies?

Attendees will work in teams to address the case study problems and feed their conclusions back to a panel of academics and GreenBRIDGE alumni for comment and discussion. For this exercise, attendees will be given some background reading in advance so that they can prepare. The workshop groups are facilitated by Professor Stefano Paolo Corgnati (Director of the Energy Centre, POLITO), Dr. Minna Sunikka-Blank (Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge), Dr Arman Hashemi (Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge) and Dr. Tatiana Vakhitova (Granta Design, Cambridge). The workshop will close with a panel discussion with GreenBRIDGE alumni on their careers in academia and the industry, followed by a dinner at Emmanuel  College that everyone is welcome to attend.

The aims of this workshop are to:

  • Bring together graduate students with expertise and interest in environmental performance of buildings;
  • Develop a common understanding of research problems in energy, comfort and health in buildings based on case study examples; 
  • Identify knowledge gaps;
  • Gain understanding from research projects that have addressed performance gap, comfort and health in buildings;
  • Give graduate students a possibility to present their own research in a poster session;
  • Meet the GreenBRIDGE alumni and hear their experiences of careers after completing a PhD.

 

The workshop  is open to all graduate students from the University of Cambridge and spaces will be allocated on first come first served basis. There will be limited places for graduate students from other universities.

For further information or questions regarding the workshop please contact: Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank, mms45@cam.ac.uk

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3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENERGY CHALLENGES AND MECHANICS (ECM3) - TOWARDS A BIG PICTURE
Jul
7
to Jul 9

3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENERGY CHALLENGES AND MECHANICS (ECM3) - TOWARDS A BIG PICTURE

The politoward team is presenting two papers in the

SESSION 1 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

Abstract: “Assessing typical and extra energy uses in multipurpose buildings", presented by Stefano Paolo Corgnati

and SESSION 3  ENERGY, DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY 

Abstract: “The relationship between energy consumption and occupant behaviour: the role of information and communication technologies in university campus experiences”, presented by Giulia Sonetti 

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6TH INTERNATIONAL BUILDING PHYSICS CONFERENCE (IBPC 2015)
Jun
14
to Jun 17

6TH INTERNATIONAL BUILDING PHYSICS CONFERENCE (IBPC 2015)

Participation of the politoward team in the International Building Physics Conference (IBPC), which takes place every 3 years and is organized by the International Association of Building Physics (IABP). The International Association of Building Physics (IABP) was founded at the first International Building Physics Conference, held in 2000 at the University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. More information on the IABP can be found on the internet site of the Association.

Accepted abstract: The role of nearly-Zero Energy Buildings in the definition of Post-Carbon Cities, C. Becchio, S. Corgnati, C. Delmastro, V.Fabi, P. Lombardi

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Deadline extended for the summer school application
Jun
12
8:00am 8:00am

Deadline extended for the summer school application

The politoward scientific board postpone the deadline for abstract submission. 12nd of June is now the term within interested PhD, Students and Researcher may send their contribution to attend the International Summer School on Sustainable University Campuses, to be held from the 14th to the 18th of September in Turin. Participation cost are free for the selected students, who will only had to arrange by themselves travels and accommodation. For more information and if you need any help, please drop us an email!

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TOWARDS NEARLY ZERO ENERGY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Apr
10
9:00am 9:00am

TOWARDS NEARLY ZERO ENERGY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

This seminar will focus on energy efficiency issues in university campus buildings. All undergraduate/graduate students dealing with case studies on energy performance gaps, building simulations, retrofit examples and eco-designs referees are warmly invited to attend both the morning lectures and the afternoon workshop session. Participants will be asked to provide their confirmation of attendance by registering via mail at politoward@polito.it, indicating a theme for their topic presentation during the workshop. That will be a unique opportunity for theses and projects to be counselled and supervised by an experts panel on the themes of energy efficiency. 

Preliminary Agenda:

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Morning Lectures:

9:00 - 9:10 Patrizia Lombardi, politoward scientific coordinator -  The politoward project

9:10 - 10:10 Keynote speaker Minna Sunikka-Blank, senior lecturer, University of Cambridge, politoward partner - The Performance Gap: Cambridge case studies on comfort and energy use

10:10 - 10:30 Gian Vincenzo Fracastoro, POLITO energy manager - POLITO on its path to NZEB

10:30 - 10:50 Gianni Carioni, POLITO Living Lab Manager - The energy data and their use

10:50 - 11:15 Coffe break

11:15 - 11:45 Stefano Corgnati, politoward scientific board - The new Energy Centre case study   

11:45 - 12:45 Fanny Carlet - Sustainable campuses: energy-saving strategies for colleges and universities

12:45 - 13:00 Romano Borchiellini, vice rector for organisation -  Conclusions  and presentation of the “sustainable path” project @siti-polito

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Afternoon session with students and experts, 14:30 - 17:30

The workshop session is meant to focus on case studies brought from students via A1 posters and/or thought PDF presentations. Selected themes will be dealing with  University’s own buildings that have energy use data for but that are performing problematically. As we will have architect and engineering students, we would form 3-4 groups incl. students both using qualitative method and more technical focus and ask them to respond to a case study question/problem from their perspective.

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What we talk about when we talk about energy in urban district planning
Mar
31
9:00am 9:00am

What we talk about when we talk about energy in urban district planning

THIS IS AN INTERNAL SEMINAR TO GIVE DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR ASPIRANT ARCHITECTS WITHIN THE II DESIGN UNIT "01QLYPQ - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN ECONOMICS".

In the "Architettura e Città" course, students should elaborate a smart high-quality design and sustainable urban development project, starting from specific knowledge and competence in four complementary fields: the architectural composition, the economic evaluation of development projects, the management of urban processes and the social awareness. The seminar will focus on tricky energy issues related to the design and the dimensioning of a thermal plant for a complex urban environment, as well as trade-offs between environmental impacts, life cycle assessments, aesthetic and economic criteria regarding building features. 

Speakers: 

Patrizia Lombardi, the politoward team, POLITO: Energy issues, urban policies and human factor: drawing from the mid-term result of the european funded project MILESECURE-2050 

Minna Sunikka-Blank, the politoward team, the University of Cambridge: The Behavioural Factor: implications for thermal retrofit programmes (Germany and the UK)

Jacopo Toniolo, the politoward team, POLITO: Urban energy demand from building to district

Giulia Sonetti, the politoward team, POLITO:  The environmental impact of some design choices (or the unexpected failing of ignorance)

Fanny Carlet, LEED AC: Disctrict scale sustainability frameworks

Andrea Moro, iiSBE ITALIA: The international initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment and the ITACA protocol

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RETE NAZIONALE DEGLI ATENEI SOSTENIBILI
Mar
4
9:00am 9:00am

RETE NAZIONALE DEGLI ATENEI SOSTENIBILI

La costituenda "Rete nazionale degli Atenei Sostenibili" si è riunita per definire gli obiettivi delle futura Rete sui quali continueremo a tenervi informati. Presenti gli Atenei di Bologna - Unibo, Torino - Polito, Milano - Polimi e Unimi, Trento Unitn, Venezia - Unive e Univiu, Verona – Univr. 

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