I have just come back from KlimaHouse fair in Bolzano, one of the most important international trade fairs for energy efficient construction and sustainable architecture. Alto Adige, the German-Italian bilingual region up in the very North of Italy, has always been a forerunner regarding the themes of good building practice and eco-sustainability, with many good examples and avant-guarde regulations and incentives. ¬†There is also a KlimaHouse Umbria (21-23 October 2011) a smaller version of the main fair that aims to spread its ‘philosophy’ down to Central Italy. Every year the fair presents more and more products and building systems that allow architects, engineers and builders to achieve high efficiency, in terms of energy saving, comfort and environmentally friendly material. External wall insulation (‘cappotto’), ventilated state-of-the-art roofs, photovoltaic and thermal solar panels, high efficiency heating systems, wood constructions, natural material for finishes: these were the main categories on show this year, all extremely inspiring for a better architecture and a better future for ourselves and our planet.

2 Responses to KlimaHouse: how to build efficient and ecological architecture

  1. Saba says:

    …And geothermal energy at low Entalpia

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