The assessment of environmental sustainability of industrial buildings: implementation and issues in an industrial district



The research focuses on the sustainability of industrial buildings, providing a review of the main problems in terms of energy and environmental quality, through the application of the assessment tools in force in the territorial context. The general overview of industrial buildings in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is followed by the survey of the typological and constructive aspects of buildings in one industrial district (Maniago, PN). The identified building stock is analysed according to the sustainability criteria, on the basis of the energy and environmental audit of some sample buildings.