The organiser of Expo Milano, the six-month universal exhibition which showcases sustainable infrastructure, has implemented a new set of guidelines for the encouragement of sustainable building development.
The guidelines have been set in order for developers to meet specific standards for the building and procurement of sustainable temporary structures at the event.
Many of the 96 commissioned pavilions at the exposition generate its own source of energy. Solar panels are the most popular solutions with designers, as 35 of the structures contain sustainable amenities, such as solar water heaters.
Photovoltaic technology is also a popular method of creating clean energy at the expo, with Gloria Zavatta, an organizer for sustainability programs at the event confirming that 11 of the pavilions feature photovoltaic panels.
Once the expo finishes on 31st October, most of the pavilions will be disassembled, allowing the materials of 83 buildings to be used for other projects or recycled. Zavatta hopes that the 13 buildings will also be recycled.
Pavilion designers have the opportunity to be even greener, as the voluntary “Towards a Sustainable Expo” programme has also been put forward by the Expo Milano organisers.
Pavilions with the best sustainability programme will receive a leadership award based on the building design and whether sustainable materials were used, as well as their food and beverage services, furniture, merchandise, and event programming