Evaluation of sustainability and energy optimization of existing buildings: the development of new technologies for Zero Energy buildings



The aim of this research is to exploit the structural paradigm “tensegrity” at the level of secondary structures, in order to respond to the natural environment by changing their mechanical and HVAC properties. According to standards of European and Italian Laws, rating systems LEED and operating principles of tensegrity, technological, functional and prestational parameters are defined in order to design innovative Smart Facade System. A tensegrity plate – designed for a particular study case – will be developed, assembled and tested by different dynamic simulation programs to evaluate potentially the effects of applying this envelope technology.