Sustainability

E-MOD: Electric MObility Development in Italy, a multidisciplinary evaluation

Climate change concerns, urban air pollution and new regulations in the transport sector are shifting the attention to Electric Mobility, recognised as the most sustainable solution to alleviate these environmental problems. However, technological and infrastructure problems are limiting its scale-up only to few countries, and Electric Vehicles in Italy still represent a niche market. The …

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ECOBikePrint: bicycling toward a sustainable design

Cycling Tourism is a new and great challenge for enhancing our territories thanks to its powerful ability to generate green jobs, economies, cultural actions involving people. In this general topic, a project named VENTO, born by DAStU – Politecnico di Milano and based on the idea to realize a green infrastructure – a cycling tourism …

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MO.MO: MOving MOzambique – from freights to passengers


What does it mean to build a national railway that can switch from freights to passengers in a developing country? Which relations and connections have to be taken into account? Is it possible to enhance the potentiality of a growing nation taking into account both needs of local population and stakeholders’ perspective? How to develop …

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E-AdaSt: Environment-driven Adaptive Structure

Thermal, acoustic and lighting comforts are fundamental aspects in the design of sustainable or resource efficient buildings. The need for low-impact structures is compelling in a world dominated by power demand and threatened by energy shortage. In order to respond to this need, our work has focused on a performative, environment-responsive structure that exploits rigid …

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ISy WiRe U: Internal Synergies for Wiser Resources Use in University Campuses

Sustainability has become an international agenda; and due to its size, complexity, and influence in society, it is important to enhance sustainability in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs). Our team divide the big and wide terms of sustainable university into six clusters: Protocols, Economic and Feasible studies, Building Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Food and Waste, and User …

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WaLi: Water for Life

Water resources are the core of any sustainable development, but they have been highly affected by unsustainable development and lack of appropriate government policies, and that brought the constantly increasing demand for fresh water. If the balance between demand and availability of a limited resource will not be restored, the world will have to cope …

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S[m]ART: Yummy it, reduce food wastage

The ASP group developed their activity working in parallel with the S [m2] art research project, winner of the MIUR Smart Cities and Social Innovation tender (SCN_00325). In particular, starting from the same concept of S [m2] art, they had the task of designing some alternative proposals, even more innovative. The member group belongs to …

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SMITh: Smart Metering with Internet of Things

The ongoing transformation of energy systems towards a decentralized production model requires a new centrality and active involvement of energy consumers (or prosumers) in electricity markets. The consumption behaviors should be adapted to market conditions providing savings to the customers and benefits to the energy system as a whole. Customer empowerment requires the adoption of …

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NRGWaste: A safe small scale thermal treatment for unsorted solid waste with recovery of energy

NRGWaste is a micro scale, turnkey, self-contained system for the treatment of unrecoverable waste at the point of arising, based on high temperature plasma pyrolysis and on downsized waste pre-treatment technology (metal extraction, shredding, pelletisation). The core of the micro treatment prototype is based on the downsizing of the technology used in large waste to …

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