Corrao, R.. Balsamo, V.; Calabro, G.; Di Stefano, R.; Giordano, D.; Spera, O.
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The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan

The paper reports the first results of research carried out at the Department of Design and BuildingConstruction of the University of Palermo analysing the problems related to the design of sustainablebuilding envelopes in the Mediterranean Basin. The paper shows the design strategies adopted by agroup of students in their graduation thesis on the recovery of Mazara del Vallo city hall in order toinvestigate the issue of existing buildings and sustainability. It represents a useful simulation of a designexperience developed in a research context to investigate ventilation and the energy conservationproblems in contemporary buildings.