The paper describes teaching methodology and results of the international workshop “Sustainable Schools for Med Area” within an agreement between the University of Florence (Italy) and the University of Bojaca (Colombia). Educational buildings represent, in fact, 17% of the European stock of buildings and approximately 12% of average, non-residential, energy consumption in Europe. Furthermore, Europe’s school building stock is relatively old and has poor energy performances. The European Energy Efficiency Directive provides that, from 1 January 2018, all new public buildings, included schools and kindergartens, should be built to achieve high standard of energy efficiency, reducing their energy consumption to zero. However many barriers hamper the implementation of this prevision, in particular the lack of knowledge of new generation of architects, on environmental aspects and innovative technologies, to use in design process to achieve the nZEB targets. To overcoming this gap, the methodological approach developed during the international design workshop “Sustainable School for Med Area” organized for the students of school of architecture of Florence and University of Bojaca, was focused on following main points: 1 Improvement the building’s envelope (opaque and transparent) to avoid energy losses in wintertime and increase its performance in summer, (with solar shading and ventilation components dedicated, etc…); 2 Improvement of the indoor environment quality referring to ventilation, passive cooling, daylight, to upgrade the classrooms requirements; 3 Improvement of energy generation on site by using active renewable energy sources, beside the passive gains integrated in the school buildings. This teaching approach has allowed to the Italian and Colombian students to find new sustainable design solutions that are able to decrease the energy consumption of school buildings how required from EU legislation and, in the same time, has contributed to shaping a “Thriving Future”, by facilitating transfer of knowledge and skills from the market requirements into the design professions, how required from contemporary environmental and societal challenges.

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL FOR MED AREA: AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN COURSE OF THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE / Romano, Rosa; Gallo, Paola. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 7593-7602. ((Intervento presentato al convegno EDULEARN17 Proceedings 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies tenutosi a Barcellona nel July 3rd-5th, 2017 [10.21125/edulearn.2017].

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL FOR MED AREA: AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN COURSE OF THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE

ROMANO, ROSA;GALLO, PAOLA
2017

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The paper describes teaching methodology and results of the international workshop “Sustainable Schools for Med Area” within an agreement between the University of Florence (Italy) and the University of Bojaca (Colombia). Educational buildings represent, in fact, 17% of the European stock of buildings and approximately 12% of average, non-residential, energy consumption in Europe. Furthermore, Europe’s school building stock is relatively old and has poor energy performances. The European Energy Efficiency Directive provides that, from 1 January 2018, all new public buildings, included schools and kindergartens, should be built to achieve high standard of energy efficiency, reducing their energy consumption to zero. However many barriers hamper the implementation of this prevision, in particular the lack of knowledge of new generation of architects, on environmental aspects and innovative technologies, to use in design process to achieve the nZEB targets. To overcoming this gap, the methodological approach developed during the international design workshop “Sustainable School for Med Area” organized for the students of school of architecture of Florence and University of Bojaca, was focused on following main points: 1 Improvement the building’s envelope (opaque and transparent) to avoid energy losses in wintertime and increase its performance in summer, (with solar shading and ventilation components dedicated, etc…); 2 Improvement of the indoor environment quality referring to ventilation, passive cooling, daylight, to upgrade the classrooms requirements; 3 Improvement of energy generation on site by using active renewable energy sources, beside the passive gains integrated in the school buildings. This teaching approach has allowed to the Italian and Colombian students to find new sustainable design solutions that are able to decrease the energy consumption of school buildings how required from EU legislation and, in the same time, has contributed to shaping a “Thriving Future”, by facilitating transfer of knowledge and skills from the market requirements into the design professions, how required from contemporary environmental and societal challenges.
Proceedings of EDULEARN17 Conference
EDULEARN17 Proceedings 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Barcellona
July 3rd-5th, 2017
Romano, Rosa; Gallo, Paola
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