The Milanese building in via Berchet was built in 1880 by the Opera Pia Borella…
It is called La Casa EcoLogica (i.e. the Green House) and it is the largest travelling exhibit in Europe devoted to green building and energy saving issues.
It has been designed and organized by the German body Energie und Umveldzentrum (i.e. Center for Energy and the Environment) in Springe, and imported to Italy by PAEA, the association that has been spreading for years in our country projects devoted to renewables, energy saving, water conservation, domestic consumption and environment.
Based on the thought of Maurizio Pallante, activist, intellectual and supporter of the happy decrease theory – PAEA’s mission is to convey virtuous ideas. At each periodical stop of this exhibit on wheels (www.paea.it), it is possible to take part to guided tours. You can also have the chance of asking to qualified technicians free consulting on tailored energy and water systems, functioning thanks to renewable energies and solutions for photovoltaic, solar thermal or micro-wind plants or for plants with heat pump, automated ventilation, condensing boiler, rainwater gathering, etc.
A wide and up-to-date selection of green building materials (e.g. insulation, paints, covering) and of green furniture, low-energy lighting, separate collection of rubbish and composting is on display. EcoLogica is not simply an exhibition, but a real example of how you can start saving energy and living adopting eco-friendly solutions, which respect weather, health and your wallet at the same time. During the show, the staff live every day in the travelling green house, proving how all the systems in it can be used without parting with comfort and life quality.
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.