The first step to build an eco-sustainable building is to design, think and plan a structure that can guarantee maximum thermal insulation, avoiding heat loss in winter and coolness in summer, thus guaranteeing a reduction in energy waste.
Current technology and modern regulations for new buildings ensure that every new construction is energy-efficient.
The group, sensitive to environmental issues, chooses to do more, dedicating time and resources to research and innovation, achieving over the years important goals in the improvement and efficiency of its buildings.
One of the most important step is the agreement signed a few years ago with LifeGate for the construction of houses with Zero Impact on the environment, the first in Italy, ensuring the offset of CO2 emissions generated by the construction of new homes and the new homes themselves, through the creation and protection of new forests in the world. To date we have contributed to the reforestation of about 2 million square meters.
In collaboration with the German Sentinel Haus Institute in Freiburg, Meraviglia certified the indoor air quality of one of its house, the first in Italy. Our buildings are built with certified materials that do not contain toxic and irritating elements for people to ensure the healthiness of the indoor air.
In 2009, after years of research on ecological wooden buildings, the group makes its knowledge available for the C.A.S.E. Project in the reconstruction for the Italian Government, in Abruzzo, L'Aquila, after the earthquake, realizing in record time 16 buildings entirely in wood, ecological, natural and earthquake-proof material and participating in the construction of another 300 housing units.
Some residences with prefabricated wooden structure are built in province of Como, reaching Energy Class A.
Our buildings guarantee very high standards of interior comfort and almost zero consumption and emissions, thanks to innovative thermal systems. An important example is the construction of a marine geothermal plant in Savona, at the Residence "La Città sul Mare", one of the first plants in Italy to exploit the constant temperature of sea water.
However, eco-sustainability does not only mean designing and constructing buildings with high energy performance, it means protecting the territory through redevelopment, recovering disused buildings or renovating historic buildings, bringing them back to their original magnificence and a new functionality in the urban area.
Building redevelopment in terms of architectural and energy recovery, represents for the present and for the future the fulcrum of the construction market, as also demonstrated by the important tax concessions implemented by the italian Government in recent years.