TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 1
Research and Experimentation

The SELFIE façade system. From Smart Buildings to Smart grid

Paola Gallo
University of Florence, DIDA
Rosa Romano
University of Florence, DIDA
TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 1

Published 2018-04-09


  • Adaptive façade,
  • nZEB,
  • Renewable energy,
  • Smart building

How to Cite

Gallo, P., & Romano, R. (2018). The SELFIE façade system. From Smart Buildings to Smart grid. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (1), 166–172.


The aim of the SELFIE (Smart and Efficient Layers for Innovative Envelope) project was to develop novel adaptive envelope systems for nZEBs, within the framework of a smart city, in order to facilitate the exploitation of RES at building scale and simultaneously decrease the energy consumptions and improve indoor environmental quality in non-residential buildings. The process of designing innovative technological systems, capable of integrating smart materials and novel technologies, into the new construction and/or renovation of buildings, will be described in this paper. The objective is demonstrated how it is possible transferring know-how from different production sectors aimed to reduction of environmental impact of the built environment of our cities. 


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