Building For Office Use (The Efficency Route) A Case Study: Presented by Rhoss Air.
An excellent oppurtunity for CIBSE YEN London to hear from Prof. Stefano Paolo Corgnati from the Energy
Department of Politecnico di Torino and engineer Michele Vio (past president of AiCARR, the Italian equivalent of ASHRAE)
The event will start at 18:30 and drinks and nibbles will be provided with networking taking place after the event!
This famous proverb fully expresses the importance and attention that we all should put in preserving our precious planet for future generations. The ecological footprint represents the impact of human activity, in terms of production of pollution and exploitation of natural resources, in the entire planet Earth.
To date, the equivalent of 1.5 planets is used each year and the UnitedNations has forecast that, with the current population growth trends, we will largely overcome the equivalent of 2 planets by 2050. If we do not want to compromise the resources available to future generations, governments and institutions around the world must
intervene urgently to bring exploitation back within the level of sustainability imposed by the Earth.
As part of the climate conference held in Paris in 2015 (COP21), it was shown that 78% of global energy consumption and 60% of CO2 emissions are made by towns and urban centres. In this scenario, the construction of energy-efficient buildings plays a fundamental role in reversing the trend of exploitation of natural resources.
In commercial and residential buildings, often, the predominant part of consumption is represented by the energy required for summer and winter air conditioning and for the necessary air renewal and treatment. The designer's role is even more important when facing the energy challenges of the coming years and the study presented here is primarily an incentive to a systemic and comprehensive approach to the design of HVAC systems (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning).