Fondato da Enzo Tiezzi, il gruppo di ecodinamica è un'equipe di ricercatori del Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, della Terra e dell'Ambiente, con l'obiettivo di promuovere soluzioni per uno sviluppo duraturo e sostenibile./ Founded by Enzo Tiezzi, the Ecodynamics Group is a research team in the Dept. of Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences aimed at prompting sustainable development solutions.
III edizione del corso SOSTENIBILITA' (a.a. 2015-2016)III edition of the SUSTAINABILITY teaching (academic year 2015-2016)

III edition of the SUSTAINABILITY teaching (academic year 2015-2016)

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REGES Riduzione Emissioni Gas Effetto Serra per Siena Carbon Free 2015Reduction of GHG emission for Siena Carbon Free 2015

Reduction of GHG emission for Siena Carbon Free 2015

Ecodynamics Group has developed a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory in the area of the Province of Siena and achieved an ISO14064 certification for the carbon emission-absorption balance at the territorial scale. First case in the world.
Ecodynamics Group: origine e linee di ricercaEcodynamics Group: origin and research topics

Ecodynamics Group: origin and research topics

Ecodynamics Group, established by Prof. Enzo Tiezzi, physical chemist among the first scientists dealing with sustainable development in Italy, is nowadays a multidisciplinary group of researchers directed by Porf. Nadia Marchettini and Prof. Simone Bastianoni.
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FLOURISHING WITHIN LIMITS TO GROWTH - Following nature’s way

FLOURISHING WITHIN LIMITS TO GROWTH – Following nature’s way

  FLOURISHING WITHIN LIMITS TO GROWTH – Following nature’s way   Simone Bastianoni and Federico M. Pulselli of Ecodynamics Group co-authored the volume FLOURISHING WITHIN LIMITS TO GROWTH, in cooperation with researchers from the University of  Copenhagen (DK), Aalborg (DK), Frostburg State (Maryland, USA) e Towson (Maryland, USA). The group, called “The Club of Siena”,...
BASIQ - Bottega Alimentare (grocery) for Sustainability, Identity and Quality

BASIQ – Bottega Alimentare (grocery) for Sustainability, Identity and Quality

BASIQ is a cooperation project involving enterprises and scientific partners pursuing innovation in food production chains within an Integrated Plan, namely “Mangiare Corto per Guardare Lontano” (“eat short to see far”). It is coordinated by a “zero km” food producer (Cuoco a Domicilio & Co. Snc), engaging a set of breeding and agricultural farms as...
ENEPLAN - Developing skills in the field of integrated energy planning in MED landscapes

ENEPLAN – Developing skills in the field of integrated energy planning in MED landscapes

Welfare and Sustainability in an urban system - the Genuine Progress Indicator of Rome Metropolitan area (2001-2011)

Welfare and Sustainability in an urban system – the Genuine Progress Indicator of Rome Metropolitan area (2001-2011)

The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) and the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI).

The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) and the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI).

Preamble Since a few years, a movement called “Beyond GDP”, also promoted by the European Union, exists (see http://ec.europa.eu/environment/beyond_gdp/index_en.html). It is inspired by the need of expanding our knowledge and capacity of producing right indicators beyond a mere economic dimension. The Ecodynamics Group has been developing and calculating the ISEW – Index of Sustainable Economic...
City-Zen - towards Zero Energy Cities

City-Zen – towards Zero Energy Cities

Greenhouse gas emission accounting of the integrated waste management system in Siena.

Greenhouse gas emission accounting of the integrated waste management system in Siena.

Ecodynamics Group developed a research project in collaboration with Siena AmbienteS.p.A., the waste operator in the Province ofSiena. The project includedasystematic accountingof the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissionsgeneratedby the waste treatment and disposal plants managed by Siena Ambiente S.p.A. Aim:The aim of the project is to identify actions to reduce the GHG emissionsof the integratedwaste managementsystem...
(Italiano) Hard Evidence: meat means emissions – so which countries are doing the most damage?

(Italiano) Hard Evidence: meat means emissions – so which countries are doing the most damage?

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The Ecosystem Services: the riches of a natural park in Salento (Apulia-Italy)

The Ecosystem Services: the riches of a natural park in Salento (Apulia-Italy)

  Protected areas are fundamental providers of several goods and services, named as Ecosystem Services (ESs), which are essential for sustaining our life, as well as every economic activity. In the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005), the most important international work on ESs assessment, they are defined as “all the benefits that people obtain, directly or...
The Rampant Garden

The Rampant Garden

Select the cover above for the full PDF version.   The Rampant Garden. Let’s make building walls live. Solutions for sustainable cities (EFIFIR 2014).                   The rampant garden is a product of the GREENED research, a project by the Ecodynamics Group of the Universi- ty of Siena,...
MAB3

MAB3

  To tackle the shortage of energy and food, new renewable resources needs to be found. Among the biomass feedstock, the brown algae represent a promising resource to reduce the dependence on fossil sources. Two key features make brown algae worth exploiting: no competition with food and agriculture, wide unexploited seawater surface where algae can...
Sustainability: the transdisciplinary class of the University of Siena coordinated by Prof. Simone Bastianoni

Sustainability: the transdisciplinary class of the University of Siena coordinated by Prof. Simone Bastianoni

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ENERBIOCHEM - Eco-compatible Processes of Energy and Bio-chemicals production from renewable sources and for the land valorization

ENERBIOCHEM – Eco-compatible Processes of Energy and Bio-chemicals production from renewable sources and for the land valorization

EnerbioChem – “Integrated agro-industrial chains with high-energy efficiency for the development of eco-compatible processes of energy and biochemicals production from renewable sources and for the land valorization” is an industrial research project within ENERGY AND ENERGY SAVING section as defined by the announcement PON ‘Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013′ Decreto Direttoriale prot. N.1/Ric del 18 gennaio...
Biowaste4SP – Biowaste for Sustainable Products

Biowaste4SP – Biowaste for Sustainable Products

Biowaste4SP – Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies applicable in developing countries - (10/2012-10/2015) is a research project funded by European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and involved 16 partners from 10 different countries: Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Turkey, Malaysia and about Africa Egypt, Ghana, Kenya,...
A Rampant Garden in Siena

A Rampant Garden in Siena

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(Italiano) SHINE! Ecodynamics group alla notte dei ricercatori a Siena

(Italiano) SHINE! Ecodynamics group alla notte dei ricercatori a Siena

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GREENED Vertical Gardens for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

GREENED Vertical Gardens for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Institution: Tuscan Region Project: GREENED, Rampant Gardens for Energy Efficiency for Buildings Partners: Dipartimento Urbanistica e Pianificazione del Territorio Università di Firenze Methods: LCA, Emergy Evaluation, Air Quality Period: 2011-2013 Note: selezionato nell’ambito del bando 2009 per il sostegno a progetti di ricerca in materia di scienze socioeconomiche e umane, P.A.R.FAS REGIONE TOSCANA linea di...
SICAMOR Development of Chemical Investigations Applied for Maintenance and Restoration of Artworks

SICAMOR Development of Chemical Investigations Applied for Maintenance and Restoration of Artworks

Institution: Tuscan Region Project: SICAMOR, Development of Chemical Investigations Applied for Maintenance and Restoration of Artworks Partners: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra – Università di Siena, Dipartimento di Chimica “Ugo Schiff” – Università di Firenze Methods: ToF-SIMS, NMR unidirezionale, SEM-EDS, XRF,XRD,DTA-TGA, micro-Raman, FT-IR Period: 2011-2013 Note: selezionato nell’ambito del bando 2009 per il sostegno a...
Planet Earth. A Blue Orange in Enzo Tiezzi's mind.

Planet Earth. A Blue Orange in Enzo Tiezzi’s mind.

Partnership: Legambiente Location: Aula Magna del Rettorato, Siena (Italy) Date: 19 June 2013
(Italiano) Radio 3 scienza - Intervista a Simone Bastianoni

(Italiano) Radio 3 scienza – Intervista a Simone Bastianoni

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SUMFLOWER SUstainable Management of FLOriculture in Liguria Region

SUMFLOWER SUstainable Management of FLOriculture in Liguria Region

The project named SUstainable Management of FLOriculture in WEstern Riviera (SUMFLWER) has been founded by the European Commission through the LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance 2009 program. In particular, the sustainability evaluation of the floriculture production chain has been assigned to the Ecodynamics group. Emergy evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment and Ecological Footprint were used to...
BALLO Biofuels from Algae in the Lagoon of Lesina and Orbetello

BALLO Biofuels from Algae in the Lagoon of Lesina and Orbetello

Energy crops of sunflower, soybean and rapeseed are traditionally used for the production of biodiesel, while crops of cane, sugar beet, corn and wheat are used to produce bioethanol. The production of biofuels, when it is not limited to the residual biomass from agro-food crops, is affected by an extensive use of agricultural land with...
The Road to Sustainability. GDP and the Future Generations

The Road to Sustainability. GDP and the Future Generations

Federico M. Pulselli, Simone Bastianoni, Nadia Marchettini, Enzo Tiezzi The Road to Sustainability. GDP and the Future Generations The Sustainable World, 18, WIT Press, Southampton (UK), 240 pp, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84564-140-5 “Comprehensively written – and accompanied with numerous charts, graphs, and case examples– The Road to Sustainability provides a solid introduction and argument for beginning...
The Moving City. How to explore urban kinetics

The Moving City. How to explore urban kinetics

“The Moving City” shows outcomes from a research project, namely MoTo – Mobilità Toscana, funded by the Tuscan Region, aimed at developing innovative techniques and tools to augment knowledge on dynamics and evolution of real systems in contemporary cities with through a practical application: a survey of the dynamics of mobility in the metropolitan area...
Study of regional environmental sustainability of Abruzzo (Italy)

Study of regional environmental sustainability of Abruzzo (Italy)

Institution: Province of Ravenna Project: Study of regional environmental sustainability – ten years later. Methods: Emergy Evaluation, ISEW. Period: 2009–2010
City Out of Chaos. Self Organization and Sustainability

City Out of Chaos. Self Organization and Sustainability

Riccardo M. Pulselli, Enzo Tiezzi City Out of Chaos. Self Organization and Sustainability The Sustainable World, 19, Wit Press, Southampton (UK), 120 pp, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84564-133-7 “pragmatic reading for urbanists and designers interested in gaining a general introduction to complextiy theory, as well as offering some clear examples of novel analytical tools.” Canadian Journal of...
Study of wood-energy chain for a bio-fuel production plant

Study of wood-energy chain for a bio-fuel production plant

Istituzione: MIPAAF Ministero per le Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali. Progetto: Studio di filiera legno-energia per la valutazione di fattibilità e sostenibilità di un impianto di seconda generazione per la produzione di biodiesel Metodo: Analisi Energetica/Economica, Emergy Evaluation, LCA. Periodo: 2009-2010
Footprint Forum 2010

Footprint Forum 2010

Titolo/Title: Footprint Forum 2010. The opportunity of Limits. Partnership: Global Footprint Network Luogo/Location: Colle Val d’Elsa, Siena (Italy) Data/Date: 7-11 June 2010
THE ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL OF WINE. Do we know whether the wine we drink is sustainable or not?

THE ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL OF WINE. Do we know whether the wine we drink is sustainable or not?

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Mobile Landscapes. Urban Systems Dynamics.

Mobile Landscapes. Urban Systems Dynamics.

This “Mobile Landscapes” research project, tested for the first time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004, and elaborated further by the researchers in Siena, experiments with an innovative technology for monitoring the variations of population density in real time, and observes its movements and dynamics in relation to the physical space of the...
Brainstorming events: "Emergence of Novelties" + "Thermodynamics & Life"

Brainstorming events: “Emergence of Novelties” + “Thermodynamics & Life”

Titolo/Title: Emergences of novelties. Partnership: Università di Siena Luogo/Location: Pacina (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 9-16 Ottobre 2008                                               Titolo/Title: Thermodynamics and Life. Partnership: Università di Siena Luogo/Location: Pacina (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 11-19...
The End of Time... and other books by Enzo Tiezzi

The End of Time… and other books by Enzo Tiezzi

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1992-2010

1992-2010

Istituzione/Institution: Province of Florence Progetto/Project: FISIS – Sostenibilità nella Provincia di Firenze mediante Indicatori di Sistema. Indagine sul bacino della Sieve: sintesi emergetica degli elementi naturali del bacino e dei flussi a supporto della rete acquedottistica./ Sustainability in the Province of Florence through Systemic Indicators. Investigation on the basin of the river Sieve: emergy synthesis...