73773 - Technologies for Energy Efficiency

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  • Teacher Jacopo Gaspari

  • Credits 2

  • SSD ICAR/12

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The main goal of this module is to make the student conscious of the closed interaction which links technological choices and energy behavior of the building. Assembled construction systems will particularly investigated in relation with the increasing of performances expected for sustainable buildings. The student is asked to acquire a suitable critical judgment in order to assess the performances effect deriving from technological choices in the building life cycle.

Course contents

The Sustainable Architecture Design Studio [16 CFU – 192 hours] embeds the following teaching modules:

- Sustainable Design Technologies I [2+2 CFU – 24+24 hours]

- Sustainable Design Technologies II [4 CFU – 48 hours]

- Energy performance evaluation [4 CFU – 48 hours]

- Sustainable Design [2 CFU – 24 hours]

- Energy Savings Design [2 CFU – 24 hours]

The core contents of the studio are addressed to energy efficient and sustainable architecture, aiming to control the process as whole in relation with boundary conditions and complex contexts.

The teaching module aims at providing specific competences in the following fields: improvement of building envelope performnces - innovative materials and systems - strategies for environmental control - building enevelope and climate conditions - mitigation and adaptation action for the built environment.

Readings/Bibliography

A. Boeri, E. Antonini, D. Longo,   Edilizia sociale ad alta densità. Strumenti di analisi e strategie di rigenerazione: il quartiere Pilasto a Bologna,   Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2013.

A. Boeri, E. Antonini,   Progettare scuole sostenibili-Criteri, esempi e soluzioni per l'efficienza energetica e la qualità ambientale , EdicomEdizioni, Monfalcone (Gorizia) 2011.      

J. Rifkin,   La terza rivoluzione industriale , Edizioni Mondadori, 2011.

R. Heinberg,   La festa è finita. La scomparsa del petrolio, le nuove guerre, il futuro dell'energia,   Fazi, Milano, 2004  

Leggett, Jeremy, Fine corsa, Einaudi, Torino, 2006

Tiezzi Enzo, Marchettini Nadia,   Che cos'è lo sviluppo sostenibile?,  Donzelli Ed., Roma, 1999

E. Antonini, G. Landriscina (a cura di),   Innovazione, efficienza e sostenibilità del costruire, i risultati delle azioni di ricerca e trasferimento tecnologico del laboratorio LarCo e del centro ICOS , Ricos, Regione Emilia-Romagna, 2007

A. Boeri,   Criteri di progettazione ambientale , Editriale Delfino, Milano 2007

K. Fabbri,   Guida alla riqualificazione energetica , Edizioni Dei, Roma 2007

D. Longo,   Decostruzione e riuso. Procedure e tecniche di valorizzazione dei residui edilizi in Italia , Alinea, Firenze, 2007

J. Gaspari,   Trasformare l'involucro: la strategia dell'addizione nel progetto di recupero , EdicomEdizioni 2012

A. Boeri, D. Longo, S. Piraccini,   Il progetto dell'involucro in legno – Qualità costruttiva ed efficienza energetica , Dario Flaccovio Editore, Palermo, 2012.

C. Benedetti,   Progetto ambiente , Edizioni Kappa, Roma 2003 


P. Rava,   Tecniche costruttive per l'efficienza energetica e la sostenibilità , Maggioli, Rimini 2007

L.Tronchin,   Elementi di fisica tecnica e controllo ambientale , Editrice Esculapio, Bologna, 2006

Gauzin-Muller;   Architettura sostenibile. 29 esempi europei di edifici e insediamenti ad alta qualità ambientale ,  Edizioni Ambiente, 2003 



O. Mendler, The HOK guidebook to Sustainable design, John Wiley & Sons Canada 2000 


U. Wienke, Manuale di bioedilizia, DEI Roma 2004

Teaching methods

The activities of the studio will be scheduled according to some expected progress step (SAL), each one is specifically addressed to solve a very targeted design question. Each step foresees the student produces a synthesis of his work and a slideshow to allow discussion and further development.

Assessment methods

The exam embeds the assessment of the contents of all the modules and teaching activities included in the design studio and consists in a unique evaluation.

Seminars and reviews are envisaged in order to assess the progress of the projects. Theretical background and references are assessed during the courses according to technological choices. The projects are the results of a progressive development and the final examination is based on a presentation of the finidings and theoretical references as well as on the discussion of drawings and document produced.

Teaching tools

The studio requires the students to attend lectures and meetings for developing theri own architectural projects. The architectural library of the Department offers useful supports and documents. Slideshows and IT devices will be used as well as the equipments made avaiable by the Department.

Office hours

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