|LEED Italy certified examples: Building 01, B01, Energy Park, Vimercate (MI)|
|Rating System: LEED NC
Rating Date: 2009
Score or Rating Result: Platinum
|In Italy, the first LEED Platinum certified building is Building 01; located in the technology park of Vimercate, in Brianza, it obtained a score of 84/110.
It is a 12,000 square meter building that includes architectural solutions that are attentive to energy saving and economic-environmental sustainability. The complex consists of five areas used for offices, warehouses, laboratories, halls and an auditorium; a central hall connects the various environments and forms the main nucleus of the structure.
|Entrance - central core of connection to the internal environments|
|The reduction of consumption, the recycling of water, the use of ecological materials and the maximum exploitation of natural lighting are just some of the characteristics that have made the building 100% sustainable.
The technological devices and architectural solutions have allowed the building to be placed in the context in a coherent and not very impactful way, making it earn various awards in the energy field.
|The materials used are mostly recycled materials and come from local companies; the wood used is certified and controlled. Furthermore, during the construction phase, some choices made it possible to reduce pollution and waste, consistently with the design model adopted, totally sustainable starting from the concept up to the executive phase.
The basis is a careful analysis of the potential energy consumption and the optimization of the same in order to improve the performance of a standard building.
The result was a 25% reduction in energy waste compared to any building.
|Let's now see the technical solutions that have contributed to achieving the results obtained:
• Water system for the collection and recycling of rainwater reused for the internal sanitary areas and for the irrigation of the surrounding green spaces
• Application of the international DALI protocol (digital addressable lighting interface) for lighting management. The light is adjusted according to the availability of the natural one, allowing the minimization of waste and economic savings
• Optimization of air quality through specific treatment systems that guarantee the environmental well-being of users
• Flexibility and simplified control of the thermal system thanks to the choice of the high efficiency centralized system that allows to meet the needs in different indoor environments
• Insertion of a large photovoltaic surface on the roof thanks to which 2.3% of the electricity needed by the building is produced
• Economic savings for surface management and maintenance thanks to the insertion of self-cleaning panels on the facade
• Use of certified energy from renewable sources
• Encouragement to use low-emission vehicles
The goal of the entire project was to minimize the ecological footprint of the building and thanks to careful analysis and intelligent technological choices, excellent results were obtained.
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