Sustainability for Building Renovation and Restoration (Sustainability for B)

Venue: Della Rovere Castle

Location: Vinovo-Torino, Jordan

Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 17, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 10, 2009
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International Conference on:
“Sustainability for building renovation and restoration”
April, 16-17, 2009
St. John International University Della Rovere Castle,Vinovo, Turin, Italy

In collaboration with the NH American Institute of Architects earn AIA Continuing Education Units on Sustainable Design while enjoying the sites and flavors of Torino, Italy!

How do we combine the need to renovate and restore the worldwide existing and aging building stock – most of which is of cultural and historical relevance – with the introduction of innovative energy-saving and environmentally sound technologies?

As a new environmental American university, St. John International University promotes a discussion among professionals and students in the field of architecture on an environmental and sustainable approach to architecture, as characterizes its mission. In particular this conference is focused on the issue of developing effective solutions in reducing fossil fuel dependency and related global warming effects in the building sector.

-Sustainable architectural design: an integrated approach
Presenter: Mario Cucinella
-Social and economic function of architects’ sustainability
Presenter: Isabella Goldmann
-ZED – Zero Emission Development in the UK
Presenter: Susan Roaf
-Salvaging the unexceptional past: Explorations of the potential of existing urban structures.
Presenter: Rebecca Williamson
-Case Studies and Panel Discussion: Sustainable Technologies and Materials
-Sustainable architectural remodeling: a design experience
Presenter: Pica Ciamarra
-Sustainable restoration of conservation-registered buildings: opportunities and constraints.
Presenter: Carla Bartolozzi
-Sustainable architectural preservation in the USA
Presenter: Jean Carroon
-Energy conscious approach in renovation of residential buildings in the USA
Presenter: Lisa DeStefano
-Green urban rehab programs: the case of Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood
Presenter: Jeffrey T. Tilman
-Integration of sustainable technologies in existing traditional buildings
Presenter: Daniela Bosia
-Case studies and Panel Discussion Sustainable Building Renovation and Restoration

Extra events:

Networking Event with Guest Speaker Roberto Giordano:
Mingle and network with speakers and participants while enjoying a tasting of Piedmont food and wine at a local and historical hot-spot. Enjoy a brief presentation by Robert Giordano on the environmental and urban impact of the Olympic Games in Torino – a sneak peak to Thursday’s optional tour.

Roberto Giordano served as Director for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games’ study on the environmental impact of the Olympics in Torino. He is currently a Professor of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Torino and an expert on the environmental impact of development.

Olympic Architecture in the Urban Landscape of Torino:
Led by Roberto Giordano, the tour departs directly from the Della Rovere Castle and involves an in-depth examination of the transformation in the southern part of the city, with special attention to the infrastructures and systems installed for the XX Winter Olympics, held in Torino in 2006. The tour will visit the Olympic Village, Olympic Stadium, the PalaOlimpico, the Palavela and analyze their impact on the urban landscape of Torino as well as their post-Olympic uses. Mr. Giordano will also discuss building successes and failures in integrating into Torino’s urban landscape.


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Additional Information

Conference Fee is €300/$400. Reduced student prices is €50/$75. For more information email or visit