States and international organizations are aware of Earth environmental emergency, as well as of urban ecological and energy crisis. One causal factor among several is the dis-investment of existing old settlements and the migration of a high percentage of rural population to metropolis. A dramatic consequence is the wild urbanization of all available rural agricultural land surrounding origi-nal built areas in large cities and the increase of urban congestion which causes, among others effects, artificial mobility, private cars over-use, energy over-con-sumption, air over-pollution. Communities and territories are addressed by leading organizations to treas-ure and re-use the consolidated old settlements, not to abandon them, and there-fore to save the open and arable land surrounding cities and metropolis, by means of: revitalization of economy in historic towns and old villages; physical rehabilitation following their economic revamping. For more dense settlements already existing “Green Urban Conservation” actions are introduced and ad-dressed such as: restoration and retrofitting interventions, characterized by both bio-ecological and cultural sustainability over the wide heritage; energy rehabili-tation of buildings for dramatic consumption reduction; adoption of renewable energy sources; diffusion of zero mile decentralized energy production (with notransport) aiming to make local communities energy independent and, as much as possible, self-sufficient.

Appraisal of thermal premium in green building practice at urban scale

Domenico Enrico Massimo
Methodology
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2012

Abstract

States and international organizations are aware of Earth environmental emergency, as well as of urban ecological and energy crisis. One causal factor among several is the dis-investment of existing old settlements and the migration of a high percentage of rural population to metropolis. A dramatic consequence is the wild urbanization of all available rural agricultural land surrounding origi-nal built areas in large cities and the increase of urban congestion which causes, among others effects, artificial mobility, private cars over-use, energy over-con-sumption, air over-pollution. Communities and territories are addressed by leading organizations to treas-ure and re-use the consolidated old settlements, not to abandon them, and there-fore to save the open and arable land surrounding cities and metropolis, by means of: revitalization of economy in historic towns and old villages; physical rehabilitation following their economic revamping. For more dense settlements already existing “Green Urban Conservation” actions are introduced and ad-dressed such as: restoration and retrofitting interventions, characterized by both bio-ecological and cultural sustainability over the wide heritage; energy rehabili-tation of buildings for dramatic consumption reduction; adoption of renewable energy sources; diffusion of zero mile decentralized energy production (with notransport) aiming to make local communities energy independent and, as much as possible, self-sufficient.
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