Journal article

An intersectional approach to analyse gender productivity and open access: a bibliometric analysis of the Italian National Research Council

Gender and openness are key elements of responsible research and innovation. This paper represents a first exploration of the inter-linkages between gender and OA analysing the scientific production of researchers of the Italian National Research Council under a gender perspective integrated with the different OA...
Journal article

BIM, augmented and virtual reality empowering lean construction management: a project simulation game

Concepts and technologies from Industry 4.0 are mainly transforming the manufacturing industry and only few applications have been implemented to construction and its connected supply chains. This paper shows how new technologies like Building Information Modeling connected with Virtual and Augmented Reality could empower Lean...
Journal article

Optimization of green building design processes: case studies within the European union

Two case studies in Italy and two case studies in Spain are analyzed, and the effects of the project management issues are evaluated under three different points of view: Time, cost, and level of sustainability of the building. A poorly planned process for the achievement...
Report

Political trust and democracy in times of coronavirus: is Australia still the lucky country?

Public trust as a political resource is particularly important in times of coronavirus. This report presents findings from a survey of a representative sample of 1059 Australians aged between 18 and 75 years. The survey was conducted between May and June 2020 in Australia, Italy...
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.
Report

Digital identity in the migration & refugee context: Italy case study

For migrants and refugees in Italy, identity data collection processes can “exacerbate existing biases, discrimination, or power imbalances." This report analyzes the challenges arising from this digital ecosystem and identifies three major areas of concern: bureaucratic bias in identity systems; privacy and mistrusted systems; and...
Case study

Biogas and biomethane in Europe: lessons from Denmark, Germany and Italy

At a time when the European Union is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonisation of its gas sector, this case study report looks at the experiences of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production.
Report

Past and running projects on Add-ons. Challenges & opportunities (ABRACADABRA report)

Europe’s energy efficiency challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient refurbishment and investments in its existing buildings. Yet, today, only 1,2% of Europe’s existing buildings is renovated every year.
Draft report

Assistant Building’s addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation (ABRACADABRA) - toolkit regulatory

The ABRACADABRA project is developing a toolkit, targeting policy makers, with a focus on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings. For this purpose, the project will investigate regulatory issues, as well as available good practices, in the project’s target countries (Bulgaria...
Briefing paper

Policy Pathways Brief: Modernising Building Energy Codes 2017

Evidence gathered by the International Energy Agency has identified six critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings in both new and existing buildings through the modernisation of building energy codes.