“Milan International Building Alliance has reached and exceeded the numerical goal we had set ourselves, but above all it is a successful project from the point of view of the strength it represents,” said Simona Greco, Global Exhibitions Director at Fiera Milano. “In a world in which markets and professionals are increasingly called upon to dialogue and interact with a shared design approach, we too have chosen to take part in this evolution, contributing to the development of positive synergies. Testament to the centrality of the project are the leading Italian and international companies that have chosen to be there, sharing the spirit and purpose of MIBA.”
Within the context of the European Union, 40% of polluting emissions, 50% of raw material extraction, 40-50% of total energy consumption, 30% of water consumption and 30% of waste generation are attributable to buildings. Moreover, 35% of building stock in both Italy and Europe is over 50 years old, and almost 75% is energy insufficient, while only 1% of the built heritage is renovated each year.
The data supplied by Milan Polytechnic University indicate that the drivers of development in the construction world, which currently generates around 9% of European GDP and accounts for 18 million direct jobs, will be the investments allocated to promote green evolution and achieve the Zero Emissions Building goal. SMEs, which contribute over 70% of the added value of the EU construction sector, benefit from the strengthening renovation market.
The projections specify that, starting from a heritage of around 30 billion square metres, estimates are that European building stock will increase by approximately 50% by 2050, compared with around 5 billion square metres that will be demolished to make room for new constructions. The big challenge will be the renovation market, which stands to benefit from the energy retrofit lever.
In this scenario, with more than 250 conferences, seminars and workshops dedicated to the themes of sustainability, innovation and legislation, MIBA-Milan International Building Alliance aims to provide a 360° overview of technologies, processes, solutions, material and products involved in the creation of low-impact, smart, safe and accessible buildings. Click here for further information on how to take part.