RESTORE Publications and Articles
RESTORE Final Book
Rethinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy
The book is structured in three parts, for a total of 22 chapters: 1) Processes, methods and tools for regenerative design; 2) Innovative approaches in professional design practice; 3) Rethinking technology towards a regenerative economy. Including preface, forewords and chapters, the book has contributions from 45 people, with affiliations from 22 different countries, even beyond Europe.
Several case studies are dealt with in the book, spanning from the application of digital tools for the built environment, to the simulation of the effects of climate adaptation strategies in urban environment, to nature-based solutions and indoor environmental quality investigations, to the use of bio-based plastics, just to mention a few. The book also presents a picture of European regulations and certification schemes in a path towards a future regenerative European landscape. The work is closed by a reading through the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Green New Deal to analyse the efforts done and the work ahead in the regenerative urban transition in a post Covid-19 urban environment.
REGENERATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
Inspirational guidelines for practitioners
Key technologies can promote a paradigmatic shift in building design from “less bad” to “more regenerative”. However, proper technologies need a dedicated evaluation framework for aware selection within a comprehensive decision-making process. The activities of Working Group Four of the COST Action RESTORE were undertaken with the aim of defining the aspects that determine a regenerative indoor environment, so that all the technologies and their characteristics that provide this “regenerativeness” may be defined. Practitioners can approach aware design of indoor regenerative environments with examples of solution-sets within the building domain and case studies.
Editors: Roberto Lollini – Responsible for the research group “Energy Efficient Buildings” within the Institute for Renewable Energy at EURAC Research in Bolzano, Italy; Wilmer Pasut – Associate Professor of Building Science at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.
Co-editors: Sergio Altomonte, Maria Beatrice Andreucci, Jelena Bleiziffer, Martin Brown, Gulben Calis, M. D. E. Elamin, Juan Pablo Fernandez Goycoolea, Marielle Ferreira Silva,Francesco Fiorito, Marco Giampaoletti, Kiril Gramatikov, Edeltraud Haselsteiner, Ezgi Kocaman, Thaleia Konstantinou, Odysseas Kontovourkis, Diana Kopeva, Zeljka Kordej-De Villa, Merve Kuru, Marija Miloshevska Janakieska,Emanuele Naboni, Elisabetta Palumbo, Lorenza Pistore, Rosa Romano, Giulia Sonetti, Nikolay Sterev, Marzia Traverso, Paola Villoria Sáez, Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster + contributions of RESTORE WG4 Members.
REGENERATIVE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Bridging the gap between design and construction, following a Life Cycle Approach consisting of practical approaches for procurement, construction, operation and future life
Editors: Giulia Peretti, Carsten K. Druhmann.
Co-Editiors: Jelena Bleiziffer, Martin Brown, Rafael Campama Pizarro, Mercedes del Río Merino, Odysseas Kontovourkis, Jonas Manuel Gremmelspacher, Suvi Nenonen, Indra Purs, Paola Villoria Sáez and Blerta Vula Rizvanolli.
REGENERATIVE DESIGN IN DIGITAL PRACTICE
A Handbook for the Built Environment
Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.
“Regenerative Design in the Digital Practice” explores how the regenerative concept is now being applied to the regenerative design of cities and buildings. A series of digital design approaches are exemplified via a series of examples drawn from leading international practitioners and researchers.
This book fills a gap in the existing literature by introducing fundamental design principles of regenerative design practice whilst acknowledging the potential and imperative of integrating science, big data and multi-discipline digital tools in the design process.
Emanuele Naboniis Associate Professor of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK)
Lisanne Havinga is a Researcher in both Building Physics and Architecture at the Department of the Built Environment of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
SUSTAINABILITY, RESTORATIVE TO REGENERATIVE
An exploration in progressing a paradigm shift in built environment thinking, from sustainability to restorative sustainability and on to regenerative sustainability
Our RESTORE Cost Action publication that records the outputs of the sustainability working group (1). This publication, with contributions from over 20 EU countries is an exploration in progressing a paradigm shift in built environment thinking, from sustainability to restorative sustainability and on to regenerative sustainability. It presents a reference document for future work of the RESTORE Action, for other Cost Actions and for built environment academia and industry organisations.
Editors: Martin Brown, Edeltraud Haselsteiner
Co-Editors: Diana Apró, Diana Kopeva, Egla Luca, Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen and Blerta Vula Rizvanolli
Further Publications from RESTORE Members:
RESTORD 2030 (RE)Imagining a Future Regenerative City
“inspired by the work of the EU Cost Action RESTORE and the publications from 5 working groups, to address the challenges that the 2020 Novel Corona virus Covid19 presented, RESTORD embraced regenerative economic thinking to shape the current city. It is now an exemplar of human, nature and built environment synergy. It is a city that is socially just, ecologically robust and culturally rich”
WG5 Human, Nature, Built Environment Nexus Sub Group.
Download: RESTORD 2030 – An introduction 3
Sustainable Development Goals and Regenerative Sustainability in Higher Education
Authors: Giulia Sonetti, Martin Brown and Emanuele Naboni
Published: Sustainability (as part of the Special Issue Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions: Acting with a purpose)
Date: January 2019
From: COST RESTORE WG2
The Reuse Of Industrial Heritage As An Approach To Restorative Sustainability And Conservation – Comparison between industrial heritage development in the Southeastern Europe and Austria
Authors: Egla Luca, Ivan Sulç, Edeltraud Haselsteiner, Diana Kopeva, Martin Brown
Date: October 2018
From: COST RESTORE WG1
Access Journal: https://we.tl/t-7Je46ztnB0
Current Status of Sustainable Construction in Europe
Research Poster at the International Conference on Technological Innovation in Building (CITE) in Madrid.
Authors: Paola Villoria Sáez, Mercedes del Río Merino, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli, Odysseas Kontovourkis, Themistoklis Tsalkatidis, Giulia Peretti, Aranzazu Galán and Daniel Friedrich
Date: 6 to 8 March 2019
From: COST RESTORE WG3
Download Congress Journal: BOOK OF ABSTRACTS CITE2019
Download Research Poster: Research Poster WG3 CITE Conference
A digital workflow to quantify regenerative urban design in the context of a changing climate
Authors: Emanuele Naboni, Jonathan Natanian, Giambattista Brizzi, Pietro Florio, Ata Chokhachian, Theodoros Galanos, Parag Rastogi
Date: October 2019
From: COST RESTORE WG2 and 5
A review of assessment methods for the urban environment and its energy sustainability to guarantee climate adaptation of future cities
Authors: Dasaraden Mauree, Emanuele Naboni, Silvia Coccolo, A.T.D. Perera, Vahid M. Nik, Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Date: September 2019
From: COST RESTORE WG2 and 5
Author: Pınar Gültekin
Date: October 2020
From: COST RESTORE ITC Conference Grant
Conference: 5th International Mediterranean Science and Engineering Congress (IMSEC 2020).
21-23 October 2020, Lonicera Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
See also Working Group Pages