Sustainability

Sprayin’ with Brain

Italian agriculture has always been recognised worldwide as an excellence; in particular, in the last year, the IV Gamma supply chain, with the use of greenhouses, has showed its increasing relevance.Being a relatively niche market, innovations tend to arrive with a certain delay, causing backwardness in the employed technologies and procedures. An example is the …

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Recourse Shangahi

The city of Shanghai is facing a process of drastic urban changes under its master plan Shanghai 2017-2035, with goals such as limiting its population to 25 million, decreasing land area designated to construction, and increasing green areas per capita. One of the main objectives of this Master plan is to turn Shanghai into an …

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HypérTracker

Energy is what moves us forward. The quest for new convenient energy sources has accompanied the human species throughout its evolution, until the great breakthrough carried by the Second Industrial Revolution, with the introduction of steam machines. However, the consumption of unrenewable sources along with questionable energy policies, soon led to critical downsides: the catastrophic …

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ENERCHAINGE

The EnerChainge project, conducted together with the partner company Edison, has the goal to investigate the properties and limitations of blockchain technology with an emphasis on the energy sector, and to design and develop a working prototype to address a specific energy related problem. The resulting solution is Virdis, an innovative, blockchain-based green energy tracker …

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DRIVE-EN

DRIVE-EN project investigates how the refurbishment of former industrial buildings can act as a driver for territorial regeneration, by taking Olivetti factory as emblematic case-study.The final goal of the project is therefore to define several guidelines of intervention on industrial built heritage, which will possibly become a model for similar works.To get this result, two …

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BiGUV – Agricultural waste valorisation process compliant with the circular economy principles

As Fossil resources are becoming a less desirable feedstock for the realization of many products, an alternative bioeconomy transforming renewable resources in valuable products could provide viable solutions to the global challenges posed by environmental, economic and societal sustainability. Globally, about 998 million tonnes of agricultural waste are produced yearly. Moreover, the composition of agricultural …

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THERMO-SMART: smart thermostat for smart cities

The Homify project provides not only the opportunity to control the objective parameters of an indoor environment to optimize the average global comfort of the users, but supplies also an efficient solution for the management of public spaces and for the reduction of the energetic consumption. Principal Academic Tutor Antonio Capone, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano …

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Light&SENSEable city: triLIGHT

The project investigates the light to help cities become smarter and more sensible. The team worked with Artemide S.p.A., a leader in light design, and with the consultancy of Deloitte. Principal Academic Tutor Maria Luisa Virginia Collina, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano Academic Tutors Venanzio Arquilla, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano Laura Daglio, …

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