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Innovative sustainable strategies in agro-food systems and in buildings for energy efficiency
Autori/Curatori: Carlo Alberto Campiotti, Carlo Bibbiani, Alberto Campiotti, Evelia Schettini, Corinna Viola, Giuliano Vox 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2016 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  18 P. 79-96 Dimensione file:  636 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2016-002008
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EU identified the energy efficiency policy as the major strategy for ensuring both the sustainability of the use of energy resources and to develop the transition towards a low-carbon and decentralized energy system in Europe. This paper presents a brief analysis on available innovative technologies to reduce the dependency of agriculture and agro-food sector from fossil energy, and comply with the international commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions and to combat climate change. A general overview is provided on the energy consumption in agriculture and agro-food sector, with particular focus on the Italian sector is taken into consideration. It is discussed the role of solid biomass in place of fossil resources and the application of solar cooling technology as new technologies for acclimatization in greenhouse agriculture. Moreover, the application of living vegetated horizontal and vertical layers on buildings is evaluated as innovative and natural technology for improving the sustainability of towns and reducing the energy consumption for air conditioning in summer and CO2 emissions in towns.

L’efficienza energetica rappresenta la policy europea di maggiore interesse per favorire la riduzione dei consumi energetici nei diversi settori produttivi e la riduzione delle emissioni di CO2. In particolare, questo lavoro è focalizzato sul settore agricoltura e industria alimentare nazionale di cui riporta un quadro generale in termini di consumi energetici delle diverse filiere produttive; inoltre il lavoro brevemente affronta le innovazioni disponibili per migliorare l’efficienza energetica ai fini della diminuzione dei consumi di energia fossile nella produzione di beni alimentari. Vengono descritte le caratteristiche tecniche relative all’impiego della biomassa solida e alla tecnologia solar cooling per la climatizzazione nel comparto dei sistemi serra. Inoltre, viene presa in considerazione la tecnologia dei tetti verdi e delle pareti vegetali per sostenere il miglioramento dell’efficienza energetica degli edifici e la diminuzione delle emissioni di CO2 nelle città. .
Keywords: Agroindustria, efficienza energetica, agricoltura, consumi energetici, tetti verdi e pareti vegetali

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Carlo Alberto Campiotti, Carlo Bibbiani, Alberto Campiotti, Evelia Schettini, Corinna Viola, Giuliano Vox, Strategie innovative sostenibili per l’efficienza energetic nel settore agro-alimentare e negli edifici in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2016, pp. 79-96, DOI:10.3280/RISS2016-002008


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