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TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.218
Number of Followers: 11  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2239-0243 - ISSN (Online) 2239-0243
Published by Firenze University Press Homepage  [36 journals]
  • Amado Miguel, Poggi Francesca, Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities

    • Authors: Enza Tersigni
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14982
  • For a green energy transition

    • Authors: Mario Losasso
      Pages: 7 - 9
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14968
  • New energies for the regeneration of the built environment

    • Authors: Elena Mussinelli
      Pages: 10 - 13
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14969
  • Towards 2050: Energy Transition and Decarbonisation Policies

    • Authors: Alessandro Claudi de Saint Mihiel, Francesca Thiebat
      Pages: 14 - 17
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14970
  • Is it an energy transition'

    • Authors: Roberto Pagani
      Pages: 18 - 21
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14971
  • Net zero emissions by 2050: a technological transition or a cultural

    • Authors: Federico M. Butera
      Pages: 22 - 24
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14972
  • Climate Change and Development: a Chinese perspective

    • Authors: Zha Daojiong
      Pages: 25 - 27
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14973
  • From energy efficiency to 100% renewable energy in urban island

    • Authors: Chiel Boonstra
      Pages: 28 - 31
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14974
  • The possible role of urban centres in the transition to climate neutrality

    • Authors: Gianni Silvestrini
      Pages: 32 - 35
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14975
  • Transition or Continuity

    • Authors: Lorenzo Matteoli
      Pages: 36 - 40
      PubDate: 2023-11-01
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14976
  • The landscapes of the energy transition

    • Authors: Francesca Thiébat
      Pages: 41 - 46
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14977
  • Technological imagination to stay within planetary boundaries. Seven
           necessary transitions

    • Authors: Massimo Palme
      Pages: 47 - 52
      Abstract: Technological imagination and innovation processes have always been at the basis of economic growth and the expansion of human domination over other species. Nevertheless, something seems to have got stuck. Can the leaps in technological development that make it possible to “reset” the clock to start growing again in a sustained form really be infinite' Or are we facing something different, a limit in the structural stability of the ecosystem itself' The worsening of the polycrisis – certainly also energetic – will require drastic solutions but should also finally allow the (re)emergence of radical ideas of renewal and transformation, as well as concrete proposals for spatial organisation associated with the new lifestyles they prefigure.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14424
  • Designing for the energy transition from INtuition to INtention

    • Authors: Carmelo Leonardi, Davide Crippa, Barbara di Prete, Paolo Pasteris
      Pages: 53 - 60
      Abstract: The contemporary need for an energy transition simultaneously poses a challenge, an opportunity and an urgency. We are facing a polycrisis (Tooze, 2021) due to the international geopolitical context, the need for energy independence, increasingly widespread energy poverty, and the climate crisis. From a perspective of sustainability, the essay explores various design-oriented approaches, inviting a shift in traditional (primarily technical) focus from individual products to more systemic designs (with significantly greater social, behavioural, and economic impacts). The analysis thus ranges from the now entrenched idea of the energy community to more experimental cases that revolutionise the way energy can be consumed simply by doing more with less.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14479
  • Ethics and aesthetics of transition symbols. The architecture of place

    • Authors: Federico Di Cosmo
      Pages: 61 - 67
      Abstract: It is by now well established that the ecological transition is first and foremost a cultural transition. Like any radical change, it produces symbols, which are hard to process at the time they are created. Thus, it is not a coincidence that renewable energy facilities (solar power plants, wind farms, photovoltaic and waste-to-energy plants) generate concern and mistrust among communities and open up crucial debates about the protection and identity of the landscape. The text presents a critical viewpoint on the possibility of breaking down social barriers by opening up a field of design, which has so far been the exclusive domain of engineering to both architecture and art.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14464
  • Cultural Heritage and Energy Communities: critical issues and

    • Authors: Giovanna Franco, Marta Casanova
      Pages: 68 - 77
      Abstract: The proposed decree of the Ministry for the Environment and Energy Security (MASE) encourages spreading self-consumption forms of energy from renewable sources, including Renewable Energy Communities (RECs). The paper proposes a mapping of the CERs already active in Italy, considerations on the main barriers that, at a national and international level, have hindered their diffusion, dwelling on the problems of compatibility in safeguarded and protected areas. Recalling projects and guidelines for installing photovoltaics in sensitive contexts, a first approach for a new CER in a UNESCO site is proposed as an opportunity to directly involve the Ministry of Culture as an actor in the energy transition processes.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14457
  • Technological design for the environmental transition of the city.
           Opportunities for innovation

    • Authors: Lidia Errante, Alberto De Capua
      Pages: 78 - 85
      Abstract: In the contemporary context of the polycrisis, ways and criteria for sustainable urban transformation are discussed that shift the needle of ecological transition from building to city, towards energy self-sufficiency and social self-determination. Alternative forms of management, containment and production of clean and accessible energy from renewable sources are explored that have feedback in terms of process, design and social innovation. The paper aims to highlight the active and adaptive dimensions of technological design in its ability to support and promote behaviour favouring sustainable environmental transition.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14484
  • Positive Energy Buildings and Districts beyond the NZEB paradigm: towards
           a whole-life approach

    • Authors: Francesca De Filippi, Carmelo Carbone
      Pages: 86 - 93
      Abstract: This paper focuses on the research topic and application of Positive Energy Buildings (PEBs) and Districts (PEDs), and explores the state-of-the-art in the use of LCA analyses on energy impact and CO2eq emissions. An analysis of the scientific literature and existing programmes, standards and regulations is carried out to understand the evolution of the debate on PEBs and PEDs and their implementation. This analysis allows to better define the scope of applicability and assessment of PEBs/PEDs through the lens of the Life Cycle Assessment to extend its definition beyond the sole usage phase. The study also highlights the main gaps and the aspects to be encouraged to promote their diffusion.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14447
  • Syn(En)ergies in neighbourhood regeneration. Al Safarat experimental
           laboratory in transition

    • Authors: Monica Moscatelli, Alessandro Raffa
      Pages: 94 - 102
      Abstract: Integrating the energy issue in the regeneration of neighbourhoods influences the entire metabolism of the urban settlement. It opens up a reflection, within the disciplines of the project, on approaches, methods, and tools to make the energy transition operational in space. The complexity of the energy transition requires a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated approach to design, capable of addressing energy transition processes at the neighbourhood scale. By adopting a method that interprets the landscape as a complex techno-natural infrastructure, the Al Safarat neighbourhood in Riyadh will be considered a possible experimental laboratory for the energy transition of the districts of the Gulf cities.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14419
  • HOUSING IN TRANSIT. Which transition for the industrialised public

    • Authors: Marina Block, Roberto Ruggiero
      Pages: 103 - 112
      Abstract: The paper reflects possible “transition” strategies for the industrialised residential building stock considering its systemic nature and current technological availability, with particular reference to digital technologies. Screening of some research on housing in the context of ecological and digital transition is proposed, starting from a critical review of interventions over the past decades, which reveal a fragmented framework of punctual solutions that cannot be codified as organic and replicable strategies. This highlights the research world’s focus on broader holistic approaches that look at energy transition as closely related to the transition of the entire building organism and the inhabiting community.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14504
  • Digital tools for informed living

    • Authors: Chiara Tonelli, Barbara Cardone, Giuliana Nardi
      Pages: 113 - 119
      Abstract: Ecological transition requires a significant change in the construction industry, which is responsible for 40% of final energy consumption. In Italy, residential buildings account for more than 27% of energy consumption, 12 out of 14 million. Their renovation is, therefore, an important objective to achieve a sustainable built environment. However, a drastic reduction in energy demand is also needed in residential buildings, as widespread ownership does not allow comprehensive control of domestic consumption. Hence the importance that dwellers understand the direct link between their actions and climate change so that efficiency efforts are not in vain. The paper identifies in artificial intelligence an educational tool on energy citizenship.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14482
  • Living Lab for the design and activation of energy communities in the
           inner areas

    • Authors: Consuelo Nava, Giuseppe Mangano
      Pages: 120 - 130
      Abstract: In order to accelerate the “green and digital” transition and the achievement of carbon neutrality objectives, the EU has launched a profound transformation of the global energy system in the regions of member countries. In this context, the research project, which addresses the reduction in impacts from climate change through mitigation and adaptation processes and strategies, has the objective of activating a demonstration (Living Lab) in the SNAI pilot area “Grecanica” (RC). It envisages developing and transfering advanced sustainable technologies for “energy self-production of communities”, with processes enabled by technologies belonging to advanced systems for customised production and distributed generation from renewable sources, smart grids and digital flow management.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14495
  • Energy Communities: energy and economic development laboratories in the
           Tortona valleys

    • Authors: Alessandra Battisti, Marco Antonini, Angela Calvano, Andrea Canducci
      Pages: 131 - 141
      Abstract: Clean Energy for All Europeans, Green Deal and Fit for 55 at European level and the Piano Nazionale Integrato per l’Energia e il Clima have identified essential decarbonisation goals that are achievable by broadening the audience of actors involved and the ability to innovate in terms of the evolution of products/services and production processes. In this sense, decentralised energy production technologies together with Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and bottom-up initiatives play a strategic role in the establishment of local energy systems. The objective of the paper is to illustrate these dynamisms within the territorial system, and the characteristics of local initiatives and RECs as means of energy transition and economic development.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14454
  • The energy of internal areas: a systemic approach in Taranta Peligna

    • Authors: Rossana Gaddi, Luciana Mastrolonardo
      Pages: 142 - 150
      Abstract: If urban centres need integrated responses to today’s polycrisis, in internal territories where the demand is lower and the per-capita hectare is greater, the ecological transition can be triggered at a cultural, environmental and technological level with a climate-positive approach that distributes energy in a collaborative-community way so that the energy contribution is functional to a new socially-based development model. Alongside academic research on the marginal areas of Abruzzo, a non-binding agreement with the administration of Taranta Peligna, a municipality in the Maiella National Park with strong marginality, attempts to trace a path of growth and value enhancement of both material resources (wool and water) and immaterial ones to react to an ongoing depopulation process.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14474
  • Energy communities and architectural quality of small historical centres

    • Authors: Antonio Basti, Monica Misceo, Elena Di Giuseppe
      Pages: 151 - 162
      Abstract: The text looks at Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) as a tool for implementing strategies that favour local energy transition, with particular focus on inland areas and small historical settlements. These “sensitive” contexts, often situated in landscapes or historical-cultural areas of significant value, require policies to convert to green energy and energy self-sufficiency that evaluate the need for specific actions tied to environmental protection objectives. The study reveals the role RECs can play in urban and landscape regeneration processes in these territories, under the condition that we adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to design, oriented toward reimagining these sites with a view toward relaunching and promoting them.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14476
  • Energy independence and decarbonisation: a new approach for Mediterranean

    • Authors: Davide Astiaso Garcia, Adriana Scarlet Sferra, Elisa Pennacchia
      Pages: 163 - 172
      Abstract: The original feature of this paper is the development of a toolkit for the decarbonisation of Mediterranean islands. The defined methodology was aimed to develop framework, skills and capabilities, coordinating and tailoring predictive assessment tools, analysing three alternative scenarios for the penetration of renewable sources into the energy system by 2030, consistently with a rationale of integration between technologies, production sectors and available funds. The findings of the research cofinanced by the European Programme Interreg Med (2014-2020) support Local Authorities by developing more effective methods and databases to plan and manage interventions in favour of the energy and cultural transition also through energy communities.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14446
  • Renewable energy communities as public architectures and socio-ecological

    • Authors: Mattia Federico Leone, Roberta Amirante, Antonio Sferratore
      Pages: 173 - 183
      Abstract: Three years after their establishment in the Italian regulatory framework, the Renewable Energy Communities (CERs) can be an important resource for architectural and urban design, combining decarbonisation and climate resilience objectives with the provision of new public spaces and social services, the reduction of energy poverty and the dissemination of a new environmental culture. In such a setting, the production networks spread over buildings and elements of urban equipment are connected to the new central venues constituted by the hubs, the heart of the community. Starting from the case study of the San Giovanni a Teduccio district in Naples, the Horizon Europe KNOWING project aims to define a replicable model to support a strategic vision for 2050.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14481
  • Renewable Energy Community: an eco-social urban regeneration opportunity
           for PH districts

    • Authors: Valeria D'Ambrosio, Alessandro Sgobbo
      Pages: 184 - 194
      Abstract: The paper presents the intermediate results of the design experimentation of a Public Housing development in which the Renewable Energy Community model is an opportunity for energy transition but also for the needs of social inclusion and collaboration, which characterise the complex conditions of contemporary housing. Demonstrating the transcalar and multifunctional effectiveness of RECs incentivises their implementation, especially when a complex demanding framework is confronted with limitedly available resources. Hence, through a systemic approach, simulative methods and impact indicators, the extent of the contribution offered by the REC model was verified not only in terms of decarbonisation and climate neutrality but as an opportunity for eco-social regeneration.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14470
  • Performance optimisation of the building envelope. Case studies on
           recently constructed residential buildings in the United Kingdom

    • Authors: Paola Ascione, Aniello Borriello
      Pages: 195 - 206
      Abstract: In the UK, the policy and practical drive for both new housing and carbon are achieving massive growth in the available stock and huge reductions in energy consumption per unit. The enormous new stock will, however, be almost immediately outdated by the arrival of the more restrictive rules under “The Future Homes Standard”. These events are a mirror image of the current and near-future ones occurring in all the nations of the European Union. The construction industries and real estate sectors of all these nations are faced with the looming obligations of retrofitting the housing just completed or even still in creation, in order to achieve the mandatory energy classes. In the light of this, the research reported addresses the adequate need for short and long-term strategies to rework our recently constructed buildings. The methodological approach is applied to the cases of two residential buildings recently built in the framework of an urban regeneration plan for northern England.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14480
  • DEC50: Building decarbonisation tools

    • Authors: Roberto Giordano, Jacopo Andreotti
      Pages: 207 - 216
      Abstract: The initiatives launched downstream of the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the work on the revision of the EPBD Directive, have as their primary objective the development of a roadmap for the energy transition and decarbonisation of the construction sector by 2050. The research “Tools for Decarbonization” was developed in this context. Green Building Council Italia has funded it and is part of the European project #BuildingLife. The study plans to define a set of indicators to account for CO2 emissions in different stages of the building’s lifecycle, and to assess the Whole Life Carbon of the building itself, i.e., its overall carbon footprint.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14435
  • Photovoltaic Thermo-Electric (PTE) panel: a low-tech approach for the
           energy transition in Architecture

    • Authors: Francesco Incelli, Massimo Rossetti
      Pages: 217 - 226
      Abstract: This paper presents the results of the “Thermo-Electric Photovoltaic Panel” research conducted by Università Iuav di Venezia in partnership with four companies. The research examined a new device that combines the photoelectric properties of photovoltaic panels with those of thermoelectric cells to increase the efficiency of energy production. This technology exploits heat exchange to produce energy in the absence of solar radiation, and marks a significant improvement in photovoltaic panel and thermoelectric cell technology. The research also verified the feasibility of the technology, and identified proposals for its use in architectural envelopes and in the transport sector.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14468
  • Resilience strategies for energy adequacy, between energy storage and
           conscious behaviours

    • Authors: Gianluca Pozzi, Giulia Vignati
      Pages: 227 - 236
      Abstract: This paper examines the technical and economic sustainability aspects of energy transition on two different scales. On the one hand, it investigates the topic of RES in the national energy system, describing structure, limits and possibilities. On the other hand, it presents the energy requalification case study of a small public building as an exemplary case of a systemic approach that adopts extraordinary solutions in terms of design process. The aim of the paper is to propose a methodological approach to improve site potential, assuming that short-term strategies must necessarily involve all the actors (including end-users) through local energy storage systems.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14422
  • BIS to optimise consumption monitoring and redevelopment interventions

    • Authors: Franco Guzzetti, Francesca Biolo
      Pages: 237 - 246
      Abstract: The research deals with a monitoring system for the residential consumption dynamics of urban centres, based on data already available to local authorities (Siatel platform – Sistema d’interscambio anagrafe tributarie enti locali). The creation of the Building Information System (BIS) provides the local body with a tool that provides informed and critical particulars about the energy trend of the city as a whole. By monitoring the city’s consumption of methane gas and electricity over the years, BIS quantifies the effects of all interventions on building envelopes, taking into account both the influence of environmental conditions (degree days) and the actual energy behaviour of residents.
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14451
  • Transizione Energetica per una Transizione Ecologica e Climatica

    • Authors: Antonella Violano
      Pages: 247 - 255
      Abstract: xxxxxx
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14978
  • Recensioni

    • Authors: Francesca Giglio
      Pages: 256 - 257
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14979
  • Aminata Fall & Reinhard Haas (Eds), Sustainable Energy Access for
           Communities. Rethinking the Energy Agenda for Cities

    • Authors: Laura Daglio
      Pages: 258 - 259
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14980
  • Livio De Santoli, Energia per la Gente: Il Futuro di un Bene Comune

    • Authors: Francesco Pastura
      Pages: 260 - 261
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14981
  • Complexity and design of intermodal places

    • Authors: Alessandro Claudi de Saint Mihiel
      Pages: 265 - 266
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14983
  • Designing sustainability. Environmental assessment methods and strategies

    • Authors: Luigi Alini, Antonello Martino
      Pages: 267 - 275
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-15289
  • Technological innovation and eco-innovative products

    • Authors: Alessandro Claudi de St. Mihiel
      Pages: 276 - 277
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-15290
  • Integrated performance of insulation systems: the experience and technical
           know-how of Totalproof

    • Authors: Giovanni Castaldo
      Pages: 278 - 280
      PubDate: 2023-10-31
      DOI: 10.36253/techne-14984
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