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Special Projects

The USGBC (US Green Building Council) has granted the Platinum Level LEED certification - for the restructuring of Cascina Triulza.
Another happy ending for an organization participating in Expo Milano 2015,  leaving behind a positive impression. Cascina Triulza is a sample of the historical, architectural and environmental resources that make up the farm buildings in Milan. Expo 2015 SpA has paid special attention to its restoration and its enlargement as the buildings will remain in place after the Exhibition.

A unique aspect of the project is the fact that a public building has been valued in terms of energy, paying attention to the choice of materials and the health of the surroundings for those who live and work there, creating more sustainable management of the construction site. All this also puts emphasis on the symbolic and actual best practices aimed at sustainability.

Cascina Triulza, compared to a traditional building of the same size with standard facilities and equipment saves:
  • About 50% of drinking water used for irrigation purposes
  • 70% of the wood used in the building is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), guaranteed to come from forests managed in a sustainable manner.
  • 76% of electricity
  • 50% of water for wastewater discharges;

In addition, 64% of the electricity needs of the Cascina can be potentially supplied by a photovoltaic system.
Turning Waste into a Resource

In line with its theme: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, as well as its adherence to sustainability and the circular economy, Expo Milano 2015 is implementing a waste management strategy that prioritizes all environmental and financial considerations that help:
  • minimize use of resources
  • maximize re-use, re-cycling, and re-purposing
  • minimize production of waste to be sent to land-fill
The recycling system used on the Expo Milano 2015 site is the same as that currently operating in the city of Milan.
The five recycling categories are:
  • paper and cardboard
  • glass
  • plastic and metal packaging
  • organic, to include food scraps, as well as compostable and biodegradable glasses, dishes, and cutlery
  • unsorted waste
The objective is that 70 percent of all refuse generated on the site is recycled, through the agency of the appropriate consortia and composting centers.
See what goes in which bin:
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Smartainability® is an amalgamation of "Smartness" and "Sustainability" and aims to gauge, through qualitative and quantitative indicators, how a city can be more sustainable by using "smart" technology. Smartainability® was developed by RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico S.p.a, thanks to an agreement with Expo Milano 2015 and important contribution from technology Partners.
Through Smartainability® Expo Milano 2015, over the course of the event, expects to save over 21,000 metric tons of CO2, 62 metrics tons of SO2, and 36 metric tons of NOx, reducing fossil fuel consumption by between 80,000 and 105,000 MWh and saving more than six million euros.
Further information can be found at
Download the Smartainability® document
Many small caring gestures for the environment can all add-up to change the world. Foody, the Mascot of Expo Milano 2015, and his cast of characters provide useful advice for all children.

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