The Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 obtains the first sustainability certification in the history of Universal Exhibitions.
In fact, the Italian Pavilion received the first sustainability certificate ever given to a national pavilion, setting an example for future events, including Expo Roma 2030.
“I’m happy about this, it is a great lesson for future organizations too and for Expo 2030,” said the Italian minister for sustainable infrastructure and mobility, Enrico Giovannini.
After carrying out an in-depth analysis, the certification company RINA chose to award the Italian Pavilion a certification. According to a press note, the Pavilion meets the requirements of the UNI ISO 2021 norms in its “life cycle” and for what concerns the events organized there.
The aspects the Italian Pavilion was praised for include inclusiveness, integrity, transparency and responsible management.
As we wrote in this article, sustainability, innovation and made in Italy were the key values at the base of the Italian project.
At the presentation of the Pavilion, the organizers explained the project included the use of organic materials such as mycelium, recycled products such as coffee grounds. Plus, several parts of the building are completely reusable. For instance, the boat hulls that make up the roof of the pavilion will continue to sail after Expo Dubai.
“This pavilion was built with completely recyclable materials,” said Rina CEO Ugo Salerno, adding that “the events held at the Italian pavilion, too, have been certified by our company for their sustainability as they have not created any emissions“.