Pro-innovation

Title

nZEBox. Product innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the construction site

DOI

https://doi.org/10.19229/978-88-5509-055-1/2132019

Keywords

construction site, constraction site cabin, energy efficiency, carbon footprint, technological innovation

Abstract

The sustainability issue in construction must take into account all the transformation processes that led to the final product. Although the construction phase is negligible in relation to the overall life cycle, it is responsible for large amounts of CO2 emissions and has a negative impact on the carbon footprint of the construction industry. The paper illustrates the results of a funded research that has addressed the issue of energy retrofit of logistics services (site cabins), since from studies conducted in the United Kingdom, this appears to be the most relevant measure that can reduce the construction site’s CO2 emissions. The nZEBox system satisfies the need to optimise not only the energy-environmental quality but also the aesthetic and communicative quality of the traditional construction site cabin.

Section

Architecture  |  Research & Experimentation

nZEBox. Product innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the construction site

pp. 185-197

Author(s)

Monica Cannaviello

 

Author(s) Biography

Monica Cannaviello, Adjunct Professor | Department of Architecture and Industrial Design (DADI) of the University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’, Italy

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