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ABITA Centro Interuniversitario di Architettura Bioecologica e Innovazione Tecnologica per l'Ambiente - Master

Bioecological Architecture and Technological Innovation for the Environment

Bioecological Architecture and Technological Innovation for the Environment

According with EU policies on energy efficiency in buildings, Master ABITA Bioecological Architecture & Technology Innovation for the Environment’, aims to promote green building design and architecture sustainability principles and methodology, providing students with innovative tools. The course trains building professionals, architects and engineers, in the use and development of competitive methods and solutions for lowering GHG emissions of the built environment in a life-cycle perspective, optimizing environment and energetic performance, and minimizing energy consumptions,  considering the overall  building design process. Throughout the two year duration of the MSc program, a practical approach is emphasized and students are continuously trained within interdisciplinary collaboration strategies for integrated design method implemention in their professional practices.

This program aims to provide  specific high-level advanced post degree training, offering a students multidisciplinary educational background, with special focus on environmental sustainability and green building design. Sustainability concept is associated with high quality built environment transformations, from the macro-scale of urban planning, to the micro-scale of technical construction details. This method is oriented to a physical, social and technical approach, going over close specialized ones. International program  involves also Workshops, Study trips ,  Summer schools and Internships.

Main objectives of Master ABITA are:

  • improve architects and engineers awareness of  green building strategies, fostering their competencies and skills on  energy efficiency and environmental conscious design;
  • adquire architectural solutions, experimenting technologies, procedures and tools to determine operational and performance modes of green building and renewables;
  • trainnig of new professionals on climatic and environmental control for use reduction of natural sources and energy consumption.


Master ABITA provides knowledge and skills required for professional energy manager qualification according to the standard UNI CEI 11339:2009 for industrial and civil sector. Students are involved in practical workshops on the use of tools and development of analytical methods, which are directly applied to a design studio project for case studies evaluation. Moreover students learn climate and microclimate analysis and fieldwork methods for measurement of environmental and energy parameters, thermal comfort surveys and post-occupancy evaluations. The EGE qualification allows students to achieve the highest level of competence in energy management.  Course students proficiency will allow students to attend certification official exam qualifications according to EGE TUV e UNI EN ISO 50000.



This module provides theoretical introduction to systematic building energy performance simulation and analysis in relation to different climatic conditions. Typical building responses are analysed under particular climate types and explore the effectiveness of climate modifiers strategies, using predictive modelling techniques. Effects of solar gain, varying ventilation rates, surface finishes, daylighting, and occupancy are analysed to establish a range of effective design strategies. Students will undertake software workshops and design application of parametric massive design, dynamic thermal modelling and day-lighting. BIM`s software will be tailored to the various design process stages and will range from climate data analysis to building form, day-lighting and thermal modeling, in order to maximizing the impact of shadows and solar control systems. These will be directly applied todesign studio projects running in parallel to workshops. Project  energy analysis will be run under Design Builder. software


The Master course starts on the 10 November 2017 and will end on the 30 April 2017. Lessons will take place three days a week. At the end of the course will follow an internship. The final thesis defence is expected within April 2019.

M1 Sustainable Architecture and buildings deep renovation 

M2 Energy management and integrated Design for nZEB  

M3 Energy modeling and simulation of buildings

M4 Building the future: Green building and smart cities

ML Projectwork Training

Brochure Master 2018-2019


Deadline for application: Ottobre 2017

Start of Master Course: 10 November 2017

Registration FEE: 4500 €

Annual Master Course: 1500 hours (70 CFU and 15 CFP)

Lessons will take place three days a week until April 2018

The Internship (3 months - 400 hours) will take place at the end of the Master Course (from May 2018 to December 2018).

Final thesis: first session November 2018, second session April 2019

last update: 09-Feb-2018
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