Solar Building Systems for the Mediterranean Region: Research Outputs Between Italy and France

  • Christian CristofariEmail author
  • Andrea Giachetta
  • Chiara Piccardo
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This paper comes from previous investigations carried out by the authors, in France and Italy, and from a cross border cooperation projects based on the joint collaboration between the University of Corsica Pascal Paoli and the University of Genoa. The authors focus on the enhancement of passive solar systems and thermal solar systems, with particular attention to their operation/efficiency and their architectural integration. The exchange between Italian and French experiences, especially between regions with similar climate, can enhance solar building strategies, in accordance with the new European energy standards as well as the Mediterranean climate, the traditional construction technologies and users’ needs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Cristofari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Giachetta
    • 2
  • Chiara Piccardo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Corsica Pascal Paoli—IUT UMR CNRS 6134CorteFrance
  2. 2.Department of Sciences for ArchitectureUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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