Sustainable built

The activity of "build" has a significant impact on the natural environment and social life of every person.
Task for us architects is to promote sustainable construction to provide maximum comfort to the people with the lower environmental impact. Building sustainable means to drastically reduce energy consumption, promote the use of renewable energy and eco-friendly materials, carefully evaluate the microclimate of a place, apply bioclimatic principles and all active and passive technologies with low environmental impact. A building is sustainable if the whole life cycle "cradle to grave" is calculated and minimized.
This is possible only through an integrated approach to the design aimed at understanding the multiple factors involved and influence the environmental comfort and quality housing.
The “low energy buildings and even more nearly zero-energy buildings now represent a concrete solution in terms of energy, environmental and economic in response to growing environmental problems resulting from the use of fossil fuels and excessive CO2 emissions. These buildings are designed to offer high levels of comfort for all the year through innovative technologies use and design strategies. For example, an extremely efficient envelope characterized by high-insulated walls, windows, high performance thermal sized to maximize solar gains during winter and screened for control of summer overheating, thermal bridges almost absent, high air tightness can make superfluous the installation of a traditional system. Concrete example are the buildings made according to standard "passivhaus", where annual energy consumption has consistently amounted to less than 15 kWh per square meter of living space (equivalent 1,5 liter of oil or 3 m3 of gas).

Energy performance of building

Thermal bridges Analysis

Thermal bridges Analysis

In the new building or refurbishments design the analysis and calculation of thermal bridges of constructive nodes plays a fundamental role to achieve high levels of comfort and reduced energy consumption.Through modeling thermal finite element (according to UNI EN ISO 10211 and UNI EN ISO 10077), you can determine the contribution of each thermal bridge and evaluate appropriate intervention strategies...

Passive House

Passive House

Passive House buildings provide a high indoor comfort level while very low energy necessary for heating and cooling. The Passive House is built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design require an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate multiple iterations between all building subsystems...

shading solar radiation

Shadow analysis

From beginning study design qualitative and quantitative analysis can define several parameters such as the amount of overshadowing on an exterior surfaces of the buildings by the surroundings (exixting building, topography, ecc), solar radiation incident on one or more closed planar surfaces… ...

Solar shading daylight

Energy efficiency with solar shading

To reduce cooling energy consumption of buildings due to protection against verheating and maintain internal temperature of indoor spaces to comfortable levels is necessary evaluate solar systems shading,fixed and mobile to be installed either horizontally or vertically on the building’s facade...

dynamic simulation

Dynamic Building Simulation

To dynamic simulation is possible to calculate the energy some key performance indicators such as energy consumption, carbon emissions, thermal comfort, daylight availability performance of buildings and the comfort of the interior. Unlike steady-state energy balance method, dynamic simulation is used to calculate heating, cooling and ventilation loads and results of calculations can be displayed in sub-hourly or hourly formats for the whole year or for parts of the year...

infrared thermography

IR thermography

The infrared thermography is used more and more extensively in the building construction as a non-invasive diagnosis to monitor and control the energy quality of buildings or evaluate the effectiveness of renovation and energy improvements. The thermographic studies allow the detection of insulation problems, possible infiltrations of water and moisture into the housing, air infiltration, incorrect assembly of door and window frames, ...