Bio-Climatic Technologies in Mediterranean Countries [chapter]

Nicola Cardinale, Dora Francese, Francesco Ruggiero
2001 Geojournal Library  
In this paper some results of a research have been presented regarding identification of non technological barriers, which had often prevented the continuation of bioclimatic traditional devices and approaches, and limited the development of innovative bioclimatic technologies within Mediterranean countries. In particular, the study, being carried out within a trans-national project, allowed a comparison of behaviour in f our European regions representative of the Mediterranean area, such as
more » ... an area, such as Puglia in Italy, Catalonia in Spain, PACA (Provence, the Alps and the French South Coast) in France and Epirus in Greece. However the approach to bio-climatic design is not yet a common routine. Despite the different activities promoted by the European Commission within the THERMIE program and the large bibliography on the matter, nevertheless not any notable progress has been made in the application and development of the relative technologies, particularly in the European countries of the Mediterranean area, at what proper location climatic conditions look favourable. The principal aim of the research was in fact to compare different barriers, and propose a number of solutions, able to simplify and promote bioclimatic principles adoption within building construction.
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-3563-6_5 fatcat:is6p7vexj5hf5cmdbq6eugqolu