The evolution of the building sector towards increasingly innovative and zero-impact construction has led to the adoption of protocols and models to establish criteria for the construction and certification of sustainability in new buildings. In a national context, the ITACA Protocol is an example of an authentic Italian green certificate. Based on the international model SBTool, by Green Building Challenge, the Protocol was developed by ITACA (Institute for Innovation and Transparency in Procurement and Environmental Compatibility) with the aim of supporting territorial policies to foster environmental sustainability in the construction industry.
The model allows the assessment of buildings’ performance in terms of consumption, energy efficiency, and impact on the environment and human health. Therefore, it promotes the construction of zero-energy and low-water consumption buildings, employing at the same time construction materials with low energy consumption and high comfort. The Protocol applies to residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as offices and schools.
Our Building Physics and Sustainability Manager, Andrea Fornasiero, obtained the qualification of ITACA Protocol Expert, with consequent registration to the National List of ITACA Professionals.
An important outcome that enriches Andrea’s profile (currently LEED Fellow, LEED AP, WELL AP, Living Future Accredited and Fitwel Ambassador) as a sustainability professional, contributing to bringing great value and culture within Manens.
Learn more about Manens’ commitment and consulting services in sustainability and green energy: https://manens.com/sustainability/