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ABITA

Description of activities

ABITA is an Inter-University Research Centre founded by the University of Florence,the Milan Polytechnic, the Federico II University in Naples, and “La Sapienza” in Rome, and joined in 2004 by the Turin Polytechnic, the University of Genoa, the Second University of Naples, and the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria.

The Centre was designed to promote the cooperation, the exchange of information, data, methods and programmes for developing research and teaching activities concerning sustainability, energy conservation and the use of renewable energies in architecture and in environmental technologies, with the scope of raising the standards and nature of these themes in university educational activities, as well as in research and in external consultancy for both public and private entities.

The strategic objective of ABITA is to train research and technical personnel through continuing education and Master programmes while maintaining a permanent contact with public and private institutions. The results of the activities undertaken are then shared and made available through conferences, seminars and workshops, and finally through publications in the fields of Bio-ecologic Architecture and Technological Innovation for the Environment.

ABITA has established over the years a strong link with national and international institutions present in the region, providing them with consultancy as well as technical and scientific support for the undertaking of strategic planning projects aimed at revitalizing urban settlements while focusing on high quality energy and environmental objectives.

A list of the most important research projects:

Title:
ABITARE MEDITERRANEO
Source of financing:
TUSCAN REGION under POR CREO FESR 2008 - 2013
Year of undertaking:
2008/2012
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://www.abitaremediterraneo.eu/

Title:
TEENERGY SCHOOLS
Source of financing:
European Regional Developed Found, MED Program
Year of undertaking:
2008/2012
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://teenergy.commpla.com/it

Title:
REE_TROFIT
Source of financing:
European Research Fund Intelligent Energy Europe
Year of undertaking:
2008/2012
Head of research:
Prof. Arch. MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://www.reetrofit.eu/content.php

Title:
NUOVO POLO IN AMBIENTI VIRTUALI E ICT CAMERA DI COMMERCIO DI LUCCA 
Source of financing:
Municipality of Lucca
Year of undertaking:
2008/2012
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/190042-Nuovo-Centro-in-Ambienti-Virtuali-e-ICT

Title:
APEA. Linee guida per la progettazione ed il riconoscimento delle aree produttive ecologicamente attrezzate.
Source of financing:
Tuscan Region
Year of undertaking:
2007/2009
Head of research:
Professors MARCO SALA and PAOLA GALLO
Link to the site:
 

Title:
EULEB
Source of financing:
European Research Fund Intelligent Energy Europe
Year of undertaking:
2005/2006
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://www.euleb.info/

Title:
REVIVAL Proj. NO: NN5-597-2001
Source of financing:
European research fund through the VI programme Research Framework, Technological Development and Demonstration
Year of undertaking:
2003/2008
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://www.lstp.vgtu.lt/user/files/E2BA/ECTP%20Poster%20Revival.pdf

Title:
HOSITALS. Proj. NO: NN5-2001-00295
Source of financing:
European research fund through the VI programme Research Framework, Technological Development and Demonstration, Ministry of the Environment, for photo-voltaic integration
Year of undertaking:
2003/2008
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://www.eu-hospitals.net/index.asp

Title:
MUSEUM. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Retrofitted and New Museum Buildings EU Proj. NO: NN5-2001-00295
Source of financing:
European research fund through the VI programme Research Framework, Technological Development and Demonstration,
Year of undertaking:
2000/2004
Head of research:
Professors MARCO SALA and PAOLA GALLO
Link to the site:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6408783/Museums-Handbook

Title:
PV ENLARGEMENT
Source of financing:
Ministry of the Environment and Protection of  Land and Sea, European Community, University of Florence
Year of undertaking:
2003/2006
Head of research:
Architect LUCIA CECCHERINI NELLI
Link to the site:
http://www.pvenlargement.com/ 

Title:
CONTRATTI DI QUARTIERE
Source of financing:
Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Productive Activities
Year of undertaking:
2003/2006
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA
Link to the site:
http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/74972-COMUNE-DI-LIVORNO-CONTRATTO-DI-QUARTIERE-COREA-

Title:
INDOOR COMFORT LEVEL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA
Source of financing:
VELUX S.p.A.
Year of undertaking:
2005/2008
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA and Engineer GIUSEPPINA ALCAMO
Link to the site:
http://www.ediliziainrete.it/forumdesc/articoli/5velux/VELUX.pdf
 
Title:
ECOPARQUE CIENTIFICO AMBIENTAL AMAZONAS-PERÚ. Proj. NO: 0029-2005
Source of financing:
Bilateral fund for the re-conversion of the Italo-Peruvian debt
Year of undertaking:
2005/2008
Head of research:
Professor MARCO SALA

Coordinator
Prof. Marco Sala

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last update: 18-Sep-2015
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