The cities, which foster most their inhabitants to move on foot, by bike or public…
Attention to the environment and to the health are the leading factors not only for urban transformations, but also for renovations of the buildings. This is what emerges from the research “Living green: trends and future market drivers” fulfilled in April 2013 by Nomisma and Pentapolis. The data suggest that by the end of 2015, eco-projects to upgrade the Italian building heritage will double.
Italians show more and more attention to sustainability and environmental compatibility in the construction of housing.
The “living identikit” of Italian families has been rebuilt according to some basic indicators: new generation boilers, high energetic performances of fixtures, isolation of external walls, waters recycling, the utilisation of non-toxic requisite materials. The survey underlines that the 3.2% already owns green requisites; the 12.1% is reducing the impact on the environment and, the remaining part, has only few voices linked to environmental saving and sustainability (24% none). Young families are by far the most oriented towards eco-friendly choices. Massimiliano Pontillio, president of Penatapolis, said: “Green building is becoming a reality and the Italian market can count on a fast growth in demand”. An interesting data: 14.7% of the sample pays great attention to renewable energy installations.
A biodynamic life
by Giuliana Zoppis
News, events, products and services for an innovative and conscious lifestyle:
all that can give an ecologic shift to everyday actions with responsibility, curiosity, creativity and the desire of improving us and the world we live in.
This is the section led by Giuliana Zoppis, architect, journalist and expert of ecodesign, biobuilding and socio-environmental sustainability. In 2006, together with Clara Mantica , she founded Best Up the first chain for promoting the sustainable living.