To achieve a substantial improvement of the project at the base of the public tender for the redevelopment of the real estate complex in Via Boglione, we have planned to use environmentally friendly materials, with low energy consumption and low waste production. The materials selected and the project choices aimed at improving the thermal and hygrometric welfare conditions, the air quality, as well as the environmental, acoustic, and luminous comfort. Moreover, additional works were planned for the areas excluded from the project at the base of the tender, and a number of interventions have been considered to improve the usability of the external areas of the building. In addition, a series of aesthetic improvements have been adopted for the façades of the buildings and the external appurtenant areas, as well as a number of concealing systems of the mechanical plants present.
Particular attention was paid to the materials choice, with the use of materials with low environmental impact both for their disposal at the end of life, and during the production phase, with low waste production and low energy consumption; consequently, with lower CO2 emissions. To also reduce transport pollution, we have chosen locally produced materials whenever possible. Our attention was therefore focused on those manufacturing companies that have developed modern production techniques, using easily available materials, that require little energy for processing and which - in any case - are not hazardous for our health.
These improvements involved almost all the materials, such as the blocks used in the masonry and plasterboard internal partition walls, the self-levelling smoothing, the mortars, the joints sealing, the plasters, the skim plasters, the false ceilings, the waterproof surfaces, the paints, etc.
All our constant efforts were made towards the following objectives: to assess the materials to be used, giving preference to natural ones; to choose construction typologies allowing a correct perspiration and ventilation of the building; to design in accordance with Legislative Decree 311/06 (and its subsequent amendments and additions), the European legislation on energy saving and the directives of the Kyoto Protocol.