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Score - Sustainable Construction in Rural and Fragile Areas for Energy efficiency

Guidelines for Integrated territorial Planning:

The following guidelines come from a deep analysis of case studies, norms and regulations, in relation to the local level. This analysis is summarized in a card that can be downloaded in italian language.The use of Biomass has a very wide range, from the heating of the dwelling up to the scale of the neighborhood and the city. it is the generation of electricity through combustion or gasification processes. Very popular in other regions of Italy, in Liguria has little significant applications, although there is a strong potential of material given by the extensive forests.As for the heating of small-scale (flat/apartment) there are no particular problems in their use and there is also a good spread in rural and mountainous areas (e.g. the case studies  Restructuring forestry barracks for tourism in the area of Monte Penna and the Farm holiday reorganization.

The diffusion of Biomass might increase thanks to:

As for heating and electricity systems bigger than 1-10MW, we have analysed the following case studies:

According to the experts of the field that we consulted the weaknesses are:

Particularly, is strategical for the power plant to locate a "square" as a logistics infrastructure able to realize a direct relationship between power plant and local suppliers. In this way you can select the wood for the various uses of the chain (fuel, carpentry etc.) and it is also easier to organize to obtain biomass from  maintenance works of public parks or private gardens. For the economic use of our woods is also necessary revise the national and local forest regulations. Nowadays it's usual to assimilate interventions in woods to the ones in building contexts causing many difficulties with implementations

Indication for the Bio-construction Action Plan

To further increase the right use of biomass it must:

Actually this kind of boilers are described as traditional boilers fired by renewable sources. The Celeste system does not allow the data acquisition in case of wood pellet stoves.

Possible criteria for MED bio–housing quality certificate

In the “Protocollo Itaca”, italian version of “Green Buildings Challenge”, (Itaca semplified 2004, Itaca residential 2011) the use of biomass is discussed in the B15 part; this scheme relates to the use of primary energy for heating. Criteria for the use of biomass can also be found in the C1 part, the one that relates to the CO2 emission.

In these protocols the theme of the use of biomass to produce electric and termic energy is discussed for what concerne:

The advantage of the use of biomass is strictly connected to the passive performances of buildings (thermic insulation) combined with heating systems (for radiance) and with the possibilities to use local materials (within 60 km).

Case studies

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