Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Current
21-22 February 2019 at 2.30 pm

Indoor environmental control and energy efficiency in livestock houses

Politecnico di Torino, Aula Magna del Lingotto, Via Nizza 230, Torino


One of the key points for optimizing intensive livestock production is the control of the indoor climate. Different mechanical systems are adopted to maintain adequate indoor climate conditions and guarantee animal welfare, entailing a considerable energy consumption and therefore a great potential for energy efficiency.

Given this picture, this seminar addresses the nexus between climate control and energy use in livestock houses and it is organized by DENERG, in cooperation with the 2nd Section of AIIA, at the completion of the SIR 2014 EPAnHaus project, funded by MiUR (2015-2018), about an innovative framework for energy performance certification of livestock houses.
The challenging aspects of indoor environmental control in livestock structures will be the focus of the opening lecture of Dr. André Aarnink from Wageningen University (NL), one of the leading experts in the field. Specific contributions from Italian scientists will lead the discussion on the latest findings on highly energy performing livestock structures. The second day, researchers from Politecnico di Torino and University of Torino that were involved in the project will illustrate and discuss the final outcomes of the EPAnHaus SIR Project. Experts from industry will have the possibility to present the latest innovations on structures and systems and share their future perspectives with academia in a final round table talk.

The seminar will provide the latest insights on:
· the current role of climate control in livestock houses;
· the advances in numerical simulation models for livestock houses;
· the innovation in HVAC for the climate control of livestock houses
· the monitoring of indoor climate conditions and the relation with animal welfare in livestock houses.

The event is free of charge.