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Building Regulations Based On Sustainable Principles In Italy: State Of The Art And Trends


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C. Carletti, P. Gallo, C. Gargari & F. Sciurpi


The future of Europe regarding environmental conservation is based on the success of the energy consumption reduction policies and of the renewable energy sources development. As regarding energy and resources consumption, the building field is particularly important and economic incentives play a fundamental role to promote environment pollution reduction. All these incentives concern different technologies and strategies, such as: photovoltaic, thermal solar, biological and sustainable architecture. Recently institutions such as Government, Districts, Municipalities, issued economical incentives and money contributions in favour of those projects oriented towards environment conservation and respect. These contributions mainly regard energy saving and renewable energy use, as well as waste recycling, low emitting vehicles, biological agriculture, water saving, local fauna preservation and so on. Local actions support regional ones in different ways: co-financing, capital account, urbanization and building concession charges; while some Municipalities stress the importance of thermal solar, others point out the importance of ecological materials or energy saving policies. The aim of this work is to critically present a comprehensive survey of the Italian actions based on sustainable principles which will play an important role in the aspect of our cities. Keywords: building regulation, sustainability, incentives. 1 Introduction In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) asked for the development of new ways to measure and assess


building regulation, sustainability, incentives.