Officinae Verdi (OV) / Green Capital Alliance (GCA)
Officinae Verdi was founded as a spin-off between UniCredit and WWF Italy, with the aim of creating a platform for renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, available to UniCredit customers and with the supervision of the WWF regarding the effective sustainability of the initiatives. Green Capital Alliance is a benefit company set up by Officinae Verdi to find, select and channel technological innovations in the area of sustainability to large public and private organizations.
Between 2013 and 2017, Studio Santi was selected by OV as a partner, first as Energy Expert, then as Engineering Partner. In this period Studio Santi supported OV in the scouting and evaluation of energy efficiency projects, as well as providing its consultancy for the development of an engineering services department (“OV Green Engineering”) and an internal Energy Service Company (ESCo).
Starting from the climate scenarios specially developed by the CMCC (Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) – using the European super-computer of the University of Lecce and exclusively dedicated to climate models – Studio Santi carried out the simulation and evaluated the impact of climate change on the energy demand and supply curves for the city of Rome and on the city electricity distribution network. This study is part of the feasibility study conducted by GCA/CMCC/Studio Santi for the implementation of a “Geo-Climatic Risk” platform in ACEA.
On behalf of GCA, Studio Santi carried out the feasibility study for the redevelopment of the properties of the Municipality of Rome present in Villa Ada, valuable but dilapidated for many years, aimed at the transformation into an international academy of ACEA, in the GCA headquarters and in an English-speaking kindergarten.
Studio Santi collaborated with GCA to define a “Smart City Concept” for the redevelopment of the Olympic Village in Rome, built for the 1960 Olympics. In particular, Studio Santi provided GCA with technical-scientific advice for identifying enabling technologies (energy, communication, mobility, services) for the transformation of the Olympic village into a “smart” neighborhood, for the energy efficiency of buildings and services and for the use of renewable energy.