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  • Castello del Valentino, Sala Zodiaco Viale Mattioli, 39 Torino, Piemonte Italy (map)

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, 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:


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


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.