ProBE Lunchtime Talk: “Energy retrofitting strategies for tackling energy poverty” by Prof Jacopo Gaspari, University of Bologna | Tuesday, July 17, 2024 at 13:00 (BST) in M612, Marylebone Campus


When: Tuesday, 17th of July 2024, 1pm-2pm (BST)

Where: AED Studio M612, Marylebone Campus, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS

You are invited to the lunchtime talk by Prof Jacopo Gaspari, visiting from the University of Bologna under the Erasmus plus agreement. The lecture will be on one of Jacopo’s research topics, which very much resonates with the work done in ProBE and in the UK.

The transition towards zero carbon is calling for more effective retrofitting solutions to maximize energy savings while reducing construction time and disruption for tenants. In the background, the rise of energy costs, the disparities in spending capacity, and the cost of living are exacerbating differences, fostering energy poverty as a more diffuse issue. A cross-scale and cross-disciplinary approach is needed to address more responsive solutions. The lecture will review examples and case studies from the Italian context and identify opportunities for future strategic solutions.

Jacopo Gaspari is an Architect and Professor of Architectural Technology at the University of Bologna where he teaches Building design for climate change and Technologies for energy efficiency, and he also runs his research activity in the field of building and district renovation; high performing building envelopes; adaptation and climate responsive strategies; LCA and service life of buildings and components. He also leads the NEXTBUILT observatory aimed to report promising facts, events, and trends that give a contribution to a future-proof built environment.