- Human indoor comfort and well-being conditions
Development of innovative models for the analysis and definition of human indoor comfort conditions. Researches are active in two main fields: holistic comfort (thermal, acoustic, visual, IAQ) by means of on-site monitoring and questionnaires; well-being human conditions considering perceptive-sensorial aspects within a performance-based approach.
- Eco-climatic and smart buildings
Definition of design integrated processes where the control of building performance by means of mechanical devices (envelop and systems) are coupled with (if not completely substituted by) passive technologies also combined with ICT tools (building automation) towards the NZeb model, so to optimize energy saving and environmental comfort.
- Design with eco-friendly and healthy building materials
Design of building components with eco-friendly and healthy materials with a circular perspective instead of the usual linear one, by means of rating systems and advanced evaluation methodologies such as LCA and C2C (eco-effectiveness vs eco-efficiency).
- Timber architecture
Analysis and characterization of timber building systems also for historical constructions and restoration of constructive elements; development of light building systems with “natural” materials and low energy consumption; conservation of the traditional and vernacular wooden architecture.
- Barrier free and universal design
Barrier free and Universal design for improving the quality of life and well-being of people with different abilities in the built environment.