The construction and building sector is responsible for a considerable part of theworld consumption of resources and contributes sensibly to the environmental pollution.The crisis of the traditional, occidental model of growth, which outbroke in theearly seventies, has revealed the need to innovate in depth the way of designing, constructingand managing buildings. In this sector, as in many others, there have beengreat technological innovations, mainly promoted by the most advanced countries,also interested in the development of potentially very rich market.Goes along with this the spreading of the way of designing buildings and conceivingtheir use which is generally called “bioclimatic architecture”. This approachderives from the construction practices of the past: in fact the traditional constructionknowledge results from the agelong refinement of balanced solutions to the requirementsof comfort, economy and respect of environment.This contribution runs through the main points of the elaboration of the sustainabledevelopment concept and its application to the building sector. Through theevolution of regulations, financing programmes, researches and innovations, it highlights(points out) how the attention has (been) extended in the building sectorfrom the energy savings (still now the most important purpose) to other themes, suchas the reuse and recycling of components, the retrofit of buildings, the healthiness ofindoor and outdoor environment, the ecology of building materials.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|