No. 27 (2024): Project and regulation
Research and Experimentation

Environmental quality between regulatory synthesis and project verification

Elisa Roncaccia
Scuola di Ateneo Architettura e Design, Università di Camerino
Roberta Cocci Grifoni
Scuola di Ateneo Architettura e Design, Università di Camerino
Maria Federica Ottone
Scuola di Ateneo Architettura e Design, Università di Camerino

Published 2024-06-10


  • Environmental criteria,
  • DNSH,
  • Housing quality,
  • Verification tool,
  • Synthesis

How to Cite

Roncaccia, E., Cocci Grifoni, R., & Ottone, M. F. (2024). Environmental quality between regulatory synthesis and project verification. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (27), 188–196.


Regulatory references governing design activities have gradually expanded, and national and EU regulations often overlap redundantly. This aspect is particularly evident in environmental obligations, where the Italian requirements about Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) have been supplemented by the constraints of the Do No Significant Harm principle (DNSH) introduced for all PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) measures. A process of rationalisation and synthesis has been conducted for the regulations to address their interpretational complexity, enabling the differentiation of overlaps and novel elements. The result is a tool to support designers, validating authorities and administrations responsible for measures. It is helpful in guiding design choices, monitoring compliance with different requirements and verifying environmental quality.


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