Bologna - Italy    23 - 27 / 09 / 2024

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Cersaie 2009: Conferences and Seminars
Energy / Environmental certification of buildings: LEED and other systems. The contribution of ceramic tiles.

Wednesday 30 September - 3.00 p.m.
Galleria dell'Architettura

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most common green building certification in the North American building market, and it is soon to be adopted also in Italy (under the auspices of GBC Italia). Other systems are also applied in other countries and in Italy. These systems set out to evaluate and certify the environmental, social and economic sustainability of buildings, from design to day-to-day management, using a system based on the allocation of a score to the building awarded as a result of the verified conformity of the building to various requirements or “credits”.
The seminar aims to identify and analyse the credits to which ceramic tiles may contribute, as well as the conditions, strategies and methods for communicating and documenting these contributions.


Mario Zoccatelli More

Mario Zoccatelli

Chairman of GBC Italia
Biographical notes:
Mario Zoccatelli has a degree in Italian language and linguistics from the University of Padua. Between 1975 and 2007 he gathered a wide range of experience in the area of public administration, working in a number of managerial positions. Since 28 January 2008 he has been President of Green Building Council Italia, a non-profit association promoted by the Distretto Tecnologico Trentino consortium, which in addition to encouraging the development of a sustainable building culture, aims to introduce the independent 
LEED® certification system into Italy.

Rossano Resca More

Rossano Resca

Biographical notes:
Rossano Resca, a graduate in Mining Engineering, is a researcher at the Ceramic Centre in Bologna.
He deals mainly with the planning and development of Environmental Management Systems, in compliance with the requirements set down by ISO 14001 and by the EMAS Regulation, and with assistance to companies seeking Environmental Product certification, in compliance with the criteria required by the European Ecolabel system. In these professional areas, he has worked with the most important companies in the sector, helping them to obtain various kinds of environmental certification. 
He works as a third-party auditor for the Evaluation of Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001 standard and EMAS Regulation), and for the Evaluation of Recycled Material Content in order to obtain LEED certification for buildings.

Francesco Sabbato More

Francesco Sabbato

Biographical notes:
Francesco Saverio Sabbato was born in Milan on 28 April 1962 and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in Civil Building Engineering, specialising in Technological Ergotechnics. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Milan.
His professional experience includes work related to the production, promotion, sale and application of products (including special products) in the area of civil engineering.
Since 2007 he has been working for Certiquality as Technical Manager for Construction Products and Head of the Building Sector.