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From SAIE-SIE the proposal for the Building Charter 4.0

Duccio Campagnoli, President of BolognaFiere: “the working group set up to establish the guidelines for the promotion of energy efficiency, proposes the extension of the incentives to include automation”

From SAIE-SIE the proposal for the Building Charter 4.0


Changing the course of the country’s history through more effective, complete and automated measures of energy efficiency. The collaboration between BolognaFiere and Senaf/Techniche Nuove, joint architects of the new project SAIE-SIE, have also created the “Building Charter 4.0”, a document backed by Duccio Campagnoli that will contain the guidelines for promoting energy efficiency through integration and incentives also for automation systems.


There should no longer be, therefore, a differentiation between passive energy efficiency (building coverings, insulation and systems) and active (automation) understood as two separate and distinct worlds, but rather a single integrated concept of energy efficiency with lower running costs, reduced emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere and a system that is simple to create. A pathway that has already been launched in recent years by the government with diverse incentive policies, which will enable the entire country system to further improve its level of energy efficiency by between 15% and 45% depending on the automation interventions selected, will provide a solid boost to economic recovery.


The latest developments relating to the proposal for the renewal of the incentives confirm the commitment made by the institutions to promote energy efficiency,” states Duccio Campagnoli, President of BolognaFiere. “The collaboration between BolognaFiere and Senaf/ Techniche Nuove created the Exhibition project SAIE –SIE, which have led to the creation of solutions to provide a genuine boost to the construction sector and the entire country system in terms of knock-on economic effects and positive effects on technological innovation”.


It is precisely on these principles of energy saving and sustainable economic growth that SAIE-SIE based the fundamentals of the Building Charter 4.0: a genuine development tool, the origins of which are founded on the recent evolution of the construction sector in recent years: from low energy consumption buildings to zero consumption and then to the concept of the +E Building, the building system that has a positive energy balance, capable of reducing its energy needs and at the same time producing active energy.


“The SAIE-SIE project,” continues Duccio Campagnoli ,” has clearly demonstrated that, in order to make buildings more efficient, comfortable and automated, it is necessary to aim to integrate the two worlds, that of construction and that of systems and to extend the incentives across the entire production chain, including the sector of automation, which has so far been excluded. In order to do this, after having listened carefully to the expert opinions from the sector that participated actively in the event, a working group was established to draw up the “Building Charter 4.0”, a document that we will present in the coming days to the institutions and which will contain the guidelines for the promotion of energy efficiency integrated with building systems”.


“For years we have been promoting a campaign to raise awareness and to create a culture and set of values within the production chain of construction and building systems,” claims Giuseppe Nardella, President of the Publishing Group Techniche Nuove and Senaf. “We are convinced that only through the cooperation of these sectors will it be possible to provide a strong boost to the energy efficiency of our country. For this we have combined the projects SAIE-SIE with the working group in order to draw up the “Building Charter 4.0” proposed by BolognaFiere. Our group has placed its full backing behind this initiative and offers to share its extensive experience in this sector”.


In order to change the course of history it is, therefore, necessary to perform a further step; to integrate and equate the European regulation UNI/TS11300-1 (determination of the thermic energy needs of buildings for climate control in winter and summer) and EN15232 (Energy performance of buildings – the impact of automation, the technical regulation and management of buildings) and to thus obtain an energy saving that is not only due to insulation and thermal coverings but also electric features. Today, in fact, all of the incentives outlined concern the regulation UNI/TS11300-1, concentrating on energy production and insulation and they do not consider EN15232, linked to automation, which remains excluded.


This is the principle reason to present to the Ministry of Economic Development the “Building Charter 4.0” in order to incorporate two regulations providing incentives also to the production chain for automation into the new legislation planned for next year. Once the institutional procedure has been launched, the role of SAIE-SIE 2016 will be to present to the market all of the innovative tools useful for the creation of efficient buildings, in line with what has been proposed in the document.