Solar Decathlon 2014, the international Olympics of the environmental friendly architecture (USA) has chosen the…
ClimAbita Foundation was born in 2012 following the will of Norbert Lantschner, the genius creator of the Casaclima Protocol and former director of the namesake Agency of the Bolzano province for over ten years. The new Foundation wants to promote a new culture for the protection of the environment and the inhabited territory.
The aim is to define international actions and systems, also by involving extra-European countries, to start strategies in energy efficiency, resources usage, recycle and recovery processes.
Great attention is paid to prefabricated wooden houses, with the collaboration of Lausanne and Zurich Institutes for the creation of new protocols for renewables energies. The Italian assets represent a particular focus: they include nearly 12 million houses to be requalified. According to Lantschner the wood sector can contribute greatly to cut costs and improve the performance. For 2014, ClimAbita launches the first sustainable building trademark for prefabricated wooden houses. Its name is Ecolife and it defines parameters related to building products lifecycle, measures for indoor air healthiness and the ethic profile of manufacturers. Main objective for the new trademark is orienting and protecting end users. One of the most qualified partners, Rubner Haus in Alto Adige, has exploited the occasion, presenting joint projects with ClimAbita in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the most important Italian wooden building company (www.climabita.it).
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.