Category Building Certification

The start of a new innovation network: “Venetian Green Building Cluster”

Press release

Venice, 25 September 2018

VENETIAN GREEN BUILDING CLUSTER IS BORN, THE INNOVATION NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

The new Regional Innovative Network brings together the Veneto operators in the building and construction supply chain to accelerate the green transformation of the entire sector; corporates, universities and trade associations in the Veneto region join forces to create a network dedicated to innovation in the field of sustainable construction. This is the mission of the Venetian Green Building Cluster which brings together operators in the building and construction supply chain, with the aim of accelerating the green transformation of the entire sector, supporting urban regeneration and sustainable building processes, promoting new business models connected to the development of smart cities, to Industry 4.0, to the transformation of the real estate market, to the limitation of land consumption.

For further info and to join the Network, wirte at chapter.venetofvg @ gbcitalia.org


Green Sponsor at Greenbuild Euromed – Verona – 14th – 16th October

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 will participate at the most important convention on building sustainability, Greenbuild, for the first time in the Euro-mediterranean region with the Greenbuild Euromed in Verona.

MR Energy is part of the official conference program with two speeches from its consultants, with a booth in the exhibition area (Pavilion 4, Booth C3.3), and presenting a tour of the sustainable buildings in Venice.

Greenbuild Euromed interviewed Mauro Roglieri, founder and General Manager of MR Energy SystemsClick here for the complete interview.

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MR Energy at EXPO Milano 2015

Biocasas_82Buildings in which we work and live, are responsible for 80% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. This is due to energy consumption for lighting, summer air conditioning, winter heating, but also to the use of natural resources and building materials which create additional greenhouse gas emissions while being produced and disposed at the end of their life cycle.

Welldom, with Biocasa_82, commissioned by Claudia and Enrico Moretti Polegato (President Diadora, VP Geox), demonstrated how a building, in this case a residential house, can achieve the highest standards of respect for the environment throughout its entire life cycle, resulting at the same time an extremely comfortable place to live.

Biocasa_82 is compliant with the international standard of sustainability LEED for Homes at ‘Platinum’ level, but Welldom wanted to calculate analytically the reduction of GHG emissions throughout the life cycle, compared to the construction of a traditional building in Class C. This study was commissioned to MR Energy.

On 14th September 2015, the project will be presented to the public at EXPO Milano 2015.

Following this link to the event invitation.


EED transposed into Italian Regulation

Directive 2012/27/EU was transposed into Italian Decree 102/2014.

Here follow a short review of the main news.

Renovation of public bodies’ buildings will be applied to minimum 3% of the whole area (about 400.000 m2 / year). With a public investment of 355 million euros in the period 2014-2020. The local authorities contribute to achieving the objective.

Purchasing by public bodies will follow the National Green Public Procurement Plan and other National regulations on high energy-efficiency performance of products, services and buildings.

Energy efficiency obligation schemes was set up, confirming the White Certificates as the main system to achieve  cumulative end-use energy savings target by 31 December 2020.

Large Enterprises and energy-intensive enterprises shall carry out energy audits or implement an energy management system. Public funding will be available for SME to voluntary carry out energy audits or implement an EMS.

Energy Performance Contracts are promoted and minimum items to be included are provided.

New buildings and renovation of existing buildings satisfying high energy efficiency standards can benefit from volume bonuses and derogations to urban standards.

The National Fund for Energy Efficiency was established for: a) energy efficiency in public buildings; b) the development of district heating and cooling; c) energy efficiency services and public infrastructure; d) energy efficiency of residential buildings and social housing; e) energy efficiency in the industrial sector.

With this Decree Italy finally gets in line with EED, and provides an allocation of 800 million euros from 2014 to 2020 for energy efficiency.


Energy Response at Construction21Expo!

The 14th and 15th of May 2014, do come and visit our Energy Response booth at the virtual fair ‘Construction Expo 21’, at the ‘North Sea’ pavillon.

The Energy Response team is waiting for you… or your avatar, for a virtual coffee and a real chat!

The first virtual expo for the green
building industry across Europe
WWW.CONSTRUCTION21EXPO.EU
DO BUSINESS MATCHING with real estate investors,
designers, consultants, project developers, technology,
materials and many other important stakeholders in
sustainable building.
ATTEND GREEN BUILDING DEBATES on the latest trends
and political issues of the international green building
community.
Attend livestream presentations, browse
exhibitors’ booths, swap business cards, make
Skype calls or chat with other participants, all
from your own computer with your own
avatar!


Innovation in construction sector

Given the importance of this subject, we report here entirely an article published by World Green Building Council as a report of the meeting chaired by WGBC at the European Commission in November 2013. Hope you find it interesting.

What does ‘Innovation’ mean for the construction sector?

Nov 07, 2013

The title of this article was the question posed in the opening plenary of the European Commission’s recent ‘Innovation in Construction’ conference, chaired by the Europe Regional Network.

Opening Plenary of Innovation in Construction Conference

However, this conference wasn’t about dream projects and fanciful concept stage products as the name might suggest to some. It was very much about the hard reality that has stared the sector in the face for a number of years: we need to innovate to ensure the heart of our industry can come off life support and start beating strongly once again.

Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General of DG Enterprise and Industry noted at the outset of the conference that “there is significant pressure for the construction sector to adapt and evolve in the face of high energy prices, environmental concerns and increased competition from non-EU operators”. Indeed, this year’s ‘World Green Building Trends’ report demonstrated that European enterprises are very much in a global green building race, with green building activity on the rise around the world.

Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General of DG Enterprise and Industry speaking at Innovation in Construction

The buzzword of the day was ‘competitiveness’. Pleasingly, the concept of long-term economic competitiveness is becoming increasingly synonymous with that of sustainability in EU construction dialogue. This mainstreaming of sustainability in the wider dialogue about competitiveness was consolidated last year by the Commission’s ‘Strategy for the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and it’s enterprises’.

The Strategy is a long-term policy vision for the sector released by DG Enterprise and Industry in summer 2012 that is currently being taken forward by a high level strategic forum and a number of thematic groups. This work sits alongside work by DG Environment on EU sustainable building policy, which the Network has recently responded to in its Sustainable Buildings Paper, setting out a vision for market transformation.

What is clearly agreed across the Commission is that innovating to lead on sustainability will be key to our sector’s long-term competitiveness, at home as well as in an increasingly global market. How we create an EU policy framework that will help transform the market towards sustainability is the big question now.

Another common theme from the day that emerged strongly alongside ‘competitiveness’ was ‘collaboration’, which reflects the key message in our recent report ‘A New Era in Building Partnerships’. The central importance of cross-sector collaboration in achieving more innovative, sustainable and valuable outcomes is a core principle at the heart of Green Building Councils and their whole value-chain member communities. Interestingly, one of the proposals put forwards at the conference was that supply chain collaboration ought to be more explicitly promoted by EU policy.

In conclusion, the conference evidenced a growing belief that innovative short-term thinking is not really true innovation at all, and that partnership is the new leadership when doing business.

The author James Drinkwater is Senior Policy Advisor to WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network

James Drinkwater speaking at Innovation in Construction

Stefan van Uffelen, Dutch GBC speaking at Innovation in Construction

Antonio Paparella, European Commission speaking at Innovation in Construction

Audience at Innovation in Construction

– See more at: http://www.worldgbc.org/regions/europe/ern-blogs/general/what-does-innovation-mean-construction-sector/#sthash.woLspsmf.dpuf


MR Energy Systems @ Greenbuild Expo 2013 – Philadelphia

MR Energy Systems is exibiting at GreenBuild Expo 2013, the most important Expo on Green Building worldwide, gathering venue for the international LEED community.

MR Energy Systems brings @ Greenbuild its experience in consulting engineering for sustainbale buildings including:

  • LEED – GBC Italia – consulting services
  • Energy Dynamic Symulations
  • Energy monitoring systems, Building Automation Systems, Energy Response Platform
  • Sustainbale materials consulting: LCA, Carbon Footprinting, EPD
  • Strategic consulting, policy analisys & development

Come and meet us together with the other Italian companies at the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency booth # 1011 .
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us: info@mrenergy.it


Ecomondo 2013 – “Carbon Footprint, LCA, Environmental Product Declaration – a path towards sustainable materials””

MR Energy Systems at Ecomondo 2013 presents how to reach important commercial results while abating products environmental impact.

06/11/2013 – 14:30 -17:00  Memo
Venue: Sala Girasole Hall Est lato pad.D7
CITTA´ SOSTENIBILE – Seminar

Edilizia Materiali Qualità Certificazione

A cura di GreenProducts

Ottimizzare il rapporto fra edificio, energia, ed ambiente, rientra nelle finalità dei vari protocolli di qualità e certificazione, conseguentemente i singoli materiali impiegati nella costruzione devono corrispondere a determinati requisiti di sostenibilità.

Programma
Ore 14.00 | Registrazione
Ore 14.30 | Inizio lavori
Prospettive e scenari futuri della certificazione LEED
Mario Zoccatelli – Presidente GBC Italia
Schemi di certificazione: Carbon Footprint, LCA, Environmental Product Declaration
Mauro Roglieri – MR Energy Systems srl – Consigliere GBC Italia
L´evoluzione e la scelta dei materiali nei grandi cantieri LEED
Stefano Ferri – Presidente Polistudio – Consigliere GBC Italia
Qualità Ambientale Interna: requisiti per i materiali basso-emissivi
Francesco Balducci – Responsabile di Laboratorio  Cosmob SpA
La progettazione e scelta dei materiali secondo i criteri di certicazione LEED
Fabio Betti – GreenProducts
Il portale dei materiali per l´edilizia certificata
M. Paolo Semprini . GreenProducts

Ore 17.00 Discussione e Chiusura dei lavori


Our Article on Qualenergia

Quale_Energia1Published on n.2/2013 of Magazine Qualenergia an article by Mauro Roglieri and Iris Visentin about LEED, GBC and more in general aboput the benefetis of adopting sustainability rating systems of buildings to reach CO2 reduction targets.

Full article in Italian: http://www.qualenergia.it/articoli/20130520-green-building-council-il-rating-edificio