As a consequence of Climate Change, during last 15 years the frequency and intensity of heatwaves increased in all EU. Many EU cities are already working on climate mitigation strategies, while renovation of existing buildings and design of new ones has a great urban adaptation potential against “heat” challenge. LIFE SUPERHERO aims to diffuse the use of the HEROTILE-based roof (“HBR”), a new building roof concept developed during a previous LIFE HEROTILE project, as a sustainable passive cooling technology by: (1) overcoming the existing legislative barriers; (2) demonstrating the impact of HBR use on occupants’ “green” behaviours; (3) providing a tool to assess HBR environmental and economic benefits. LIFE SUPERHERO promotes a synergy between climate adaptation and mitigation: the HBR allows to increase buildings thermal comfort (adaptation), while entailing a reduction of cooling energy and greenhouse gases(mitigation). To reach these goals a strong consortium has been set, including roof tiles Producers, Associations, Municipalities and Research centres working together to i) improve buildings environmental protocols considering HBR benefits; ii) monitor three buildings demonstrators where the impact of HBR on occupants’ behaviour will be shown; iii) entail the development of a free software for life cycle assessment, to facilitate the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies at local level.

Il progetto LIFE SUPERHERO sulle coperture in laterizio ventilate e traspiranti

Elisa Di Giuseppe
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Marco D'Orazio
2020

Abstract

As a consequence of Climate Change, during last 15 years the frequency and intensity of heatwaves increased in all EU. Many EU cities are already working on climate mitigation strategies, while renovation of existing buildings and design of new ones has a great urban adaptation potential against “heat” challenge. LIFE SUPERHERO aims to diffuse the use of the HEROTILE-based roof (“HBR”), a new building roof concept developed during a previous LIFE HEROTILE project, as a sustainable passive cooling technology by: (1) overcoming the existing legislative barriers; (2) demonstrating the impact of HBR use on occupants’ “green” behaviours; (3) providing a tool to assess HBR environmental and economic benefits. LIFE SUPERHERO promotes a synergy between climate adaptation and mitigation: the HBR allows to increase buildings thermal comfort (adaptation), while entailing a reduction of cooling energy and greenhouse gases(mitigation). To reach these goals a strong consortium has been set, including roof tiles Producers, Associations, Municipalities and Research centres working together to i) improve buildings environmental protocols considering HBR benefits; ii) monitor three buildings demonstrators where the impact of HBR on occupants’ behaviour will be shown; iii) entail the development of a free software for life cycle assessment, to facilitate the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies at local level.
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