Sustainability

F.U.S.S. – Floating Units for SeaSteading

Rising sea levels are tearing more and more coastlines from the earth, submerging cities, ecosystems and entire cultures. F.U.S.S. (Floating Units for SeaSteading) is an innovative system of artificial floating platforms designed to host life, facilitating the construction of human settlements on the water and ensuring their well-being through the creation of a closed ecosystem …

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GreenTA – Green roof Technology Assessment

The Green roof Technology Assessment (GreenTA) project investigated the cost and benefits arising from the installation of green roofs, while develop- ing a user-friendly evaluation tool to quantify said benefits. As the awareness of sustainability’s importance for humanity’s future grows, so does the inter- est in urban ecosystem services – the benefits that humans can …

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TESNIR

Nowadays, the textile industry has a massive environmental impact, involving depletion of resources in the production of garments and a very short life cycle of clothes. Indeed, there are usually produced, used and later thrown away without a proper recovery, pilling up in landfills. One of the main obstacles for an effective recycling of garments …

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ENVAO – ENergy VAO

Principal Academic Tutor: Renato Casagrandi (Politecnico di Milano) Academic Tutor:Roberto Revelli (Politecnico di Torino)Alessandro Rogora (Politecnico di Milano) External Institution: Kukula, H4O

MoBE

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Due to the increasing energy consumption of a steadily growing world population, CO2 emissions and greenhouse effect are continuously increasing. The building sector provides great potential to reduce CO2 emissions, since 30% of the total energy consumption is to maintain thermal comfort in …

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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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