A quality experimentation in an existing urban aggregate


This project involves the refurbishment of an existing building using the international Passive House protocol. The project demonstrates that it is possible to achieve the energy performance of a Passive House not only with new, isolated constructions, but also in historical urban aggregates or the first extensions of our cities. The application of this design protocol to an urban aggregate is significant above all in Italy, where this typology is common to every city. The widespread use of innovative building technologies helps in achieving efficiency while minimising costs. The building features an efficient envelope that absorbs heat from the sun, the human body and home appliances. The house is not connected to the natural gas network and features only a controlled mechanical ventilation system that captures heat from filtered exhaust air. As the house uses no combustible energies, it produces no atmospheric emissions.

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