Studio Santi presented at the 5th AIEE Energy Symposium the intervention "Energy efficiency in public historical buildings: an integrated approach. The case of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome.”
The 5th AIEE Energy Symposium on Energy Security was held on 15-17 December 2020, organized by the Italian Association of Energy Economists (AIEE), an Italian affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) with the support of the SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Eng. Federico Santi was Chair of the Virtual Concurrent Session n. 1 “Energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction in buildings”, to which Studio Santi participated with the intervention “Energy efficiency in public historical buildings: an integrated approach. The case of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome” (Francesco Castellani presenter, Federico Santi, Romano Acri).
According to Eng. Francesco Castellani (certified EGE, CasaClima consultant and head of the civil sector of Studio Santi, linkedin) buildings are responsible for almost 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions: national energy strategies are focusing a lot on this sector and in fact since 2013 these emissions are slowly decreasing. The Public Administration owns many energy-inefficient buildings and can become one of the most important sectors in which to intervene in this efficiency process. Especially in Europe, even more so in Italy, very often public buildings are also historic buildings, part of the cultural and architectural heritage of nations, and this can represent a handicap in the development of efficiency processes (architectural constraints, high investment costs, etc…).
The case of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome shows how this challenge can be undertaken: with the support of Studio Santi, in 2017 (“International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” promoted by UNWTO) the museum took a integrated – still in progress – which is making the building (public and restricted) increasingly energy efficient. This approach can be replicated in similar realities all over the world, especially in Italy: making historic buildings more sustainable is possible.
The presentation can be downloaded in PDF format at this link.
Source: Studio Santi