Developing technologies that take the environment into account holds a particular significance in a sensitive and vulnerable ecosystem such as the Alps. This is why researchers are concentrating on solar energy to preserve the territory’s natural resources while improving the quality of life of the inhabitants.
The design of heating and cooling systems for buildings, the integration of solar energy systems into a building’s structure and the energy renovation of historical buildings are just some of the solutions that make green development possible.
Starting from the perspective of single building, the activities of the researchers expand to the realization of energy efficient districts. With a close eye on EU objectives and benchmarks, experts are engaged in the development, testing and monitoring of technologies that provide services individuals, industry and public administration.