Technological Quality in Process Innovation for Renewable Energy Buildings

  • Consiglia Mocerino
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


The building sector is one of the main indicators of environmental and economic sustainability because in the European Union (EU), it is responsible for around 40% of air pollution and 36% of final consumption.

Therefore, new building processes are aimed, above all, at environmental requalification with reconversion of the built environment, focusing on technological quality to achieve a 30% improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.

The objectives are process innovation and energy efficiency in construction, in accordance with the latest European Commission (EC) regulations and decisions, with achievement of a 35% share of energy consumed in the EU being obtained from renewable sources.

The performance capacity of the systems and products, with durability of the components, is aimed at building quality in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 8402 and ecosustainable control of energy production, with incentives for companies adopting smart energy solutions.

Innovative methodologies involve the application of efficient energy systems through the use of distributed generation, cogeneration and trigeneration with consumption control by sophisticated digital systems.

This chapter highlights new projects integrating design of efficient plants and new models for building with efficient systems and self-consumption of electrical energy for consumers and participation in the renewable energy community, with use of concentrated solar photovoltaic technology for energy self-production, solar thermal systems, and more.

These projects integrate passive systems and efficient double- and triple-skin architectural envelopes; sustainable and intelligent heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; and smart materials with ecodesign. The challenges are environmental protection, reductions in CO2 emissions, and containment of global warming to 2 °C, with innovation in new building processes that highlight technological quality in architecture, using renewable energy sources.


Building quality Energy efficiency Technological innovation Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Consiglia Mocerino
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  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureSapienza University of Rome, MIURRomeItaly

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