Towards Class A schools – Teaching sustainable renovation in Milan

On Friday 25 May, the city of Milan organised a seminar to discuss the impact of the introduction of energy classification in the building sector and in particular the upcoming steps towards the energy efficient renovation of schools in Italy.  In that framework, several school renovation projects and initiatives promoting sustainable school refurbishment towards Nearly Zero Energy Building’s standards that are currently under development in Italy have been presented by the speakers.


One of the projects introduced during the seminar is related to the kindergarten located via Feltrinelli 16 in Milan, to be retrofitted in the framework of the EU-GUGLE Smart City project. At this occasion, Sergio Aldarese, Director of the Schools’ Building Department presented the measures planned in the kindergarten, including building envelope renovation, the introduction of a passive cooling system and building management system equipment, as well as the installation of a photovoltaic power plant and the connection of the school to the district heating network.

In conclusion, Ezilda Costanzo, researcher at ENEA, the Italian Energy Agency, introduced the results of the Observatory of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings with a special focus on energy-efficient school renovation projects. Throughout its work, the observatory is providing designers with detailed figures, best practices, including the introduction of new technologies and innovative procedures to accelerate sustainable building renovation in Italy.

To learn more about the event, you can download the agenda at the following link: Scuole in classe A_25maggio