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Building culture and sustainability in the Mediterranean region

The Mediterranean region has a unique architectural heritage. To address the challenges posed by climate change and construct increasingly sustainable buildings, we need to revisit traditional methods. Solid brick masonry and well-ventilated interiors guarantee optimal comfort in all seasons while minimising environmental impact. In-depth knowledge of Mediterranean climatic conditions has made it possible to develop even more effective solutions that optimise resources and improve living standards by blending time-honoured traditions with innovative technologies.
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WELL certification: what it is and how it is used

What is WELL certification? WELL certification is a building comfort assessment system that focuses specifically on the health and well-being of the building’s occupants. Launched in 2014 by the International...
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Ceramic tiles for mitigation of the heat island effect

The heat island effect contributes to global warming and has a significant impact on quality of life in metropolitan areas. So-called “cool materials” help reduce heat emissions by altering the solar reflectance and thermal emissivity of urban surfaces. Thanks to their intrinsic properties, ceramic surfaces fall naturally into this “cool materials” category.
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The Mediterranean house: sustainable living

The Mediterranean house serves as a model in the search for new forms of circular economy in the construction industry by responding to the challenge of climate change while drawing from the architectural tradition. This type of dwelling is closely linked to the characteristics of the local area and is traditionally constructed with extensive use of Italian ceramic products and locally sourced materials.
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Italian ceramic products meet the Minimum Environmental Criteria for public administration projects

Italian ceramic products meet the Minimum Environmental Criteria laid down by the Italian Ministry of the Environment for use in public administration building contracts.
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Italian Ceramic products meet the minimum environmental criteria

The use of Italian ceramic products helps buildings and renovation projects meet the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) set by the Italian Ministry of the Environment. These requirements are in line...
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Photovoltaic tiles

The Italian ceramic tile industry is working to integrate photovoltaic technology into ceramic tiles in order to develop a cladding material that will be capable of reducing the energy consumption of buildings and optimising the exchange of heat between the interior and exterior. The first prototypes have shown promising results for use in the most innovative green building projects.
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Ceramic products and the end of life of buildings (management and reuse of demolition waste)

This article describes the way in which Italian ceramic products meet the criteria established by the new European directives regarding the circular economy and demonstrates how they can be reclaimed and reused in new construction projects.
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Ceramic ventilated façades: cost and energy savings

Ceramic ventilated façades reduce energy consumption and cut utility bills
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A material for comfort and well-being

What is the best material for the construction of buildings? Italian ceramic products are the ideal choice for personal well-being and comfort.
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Five ways Italian tile can improve the value and safety of your home

If you’ve been working from home for the past several months, it’s likely that you’ve spent more than one lunch break and countless weekends daydreaming about (or even planning) a...
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Building envelopes: energy requalification, aesthetic improvement and saving

Within a climate of renewed attention to beauty and design in building construction, and under the spur of new fiscal incentives, one of the most interesting challenges contemporary architects are facing today is the issue of well-designed sustainable and energy saving building envelopes, be it simple coating solutions or more performing ones such as ventilated façades.
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