FAI - FONDO AMBIENTE ITALIANO
A journey to make Italy’s art heritage sustainable

A virtuous partnership: our commitment to the local area

Edison is working alongside the National Trust for Italy (FAI) to create value for local communities across the country. The collaboration encompasses three main areas of activity characterised by a will to engage in joint efforts to strive for sustainability and more efficient use of resources.

Energy efficiency

The partnership includes the launch of a smart audit: a digital monitoring and ongoing, predictive analysis service at five of the FAI’s assets. The aim of the smart audit is to identify action that can be taken to ensure resources are used more efficiently and to reduce the impact on the environment.

Electric mobility

We are promoting a more sustainable concept of mobility. We’ll be installing electrical charging points at four FAI sites so that visitors can recharge their electric vehicles.

Energy

We are becoming the FAI’s official electricity and gas supplier and will therefore be supplying our energy to all FAI sites in Italy.

Sites involved

The first action in improving the energy efficiency of the FAI’s assets was taken at La Cavallerizza in Milan, the headquarters of the Trust. The previous heating system at the building, which stores the historic volumes of the Braidense National Library, was replaced with a more efficient solution which uses a modern system of gas-driven heat pumps. This technology reduces CO2 emissions, cuts energy costs and means the building can safely story the library's assets by keeping the temperature and humidity constant.

The other properties concerned are Villa Panza and the Monastery of Torba in Varese, Villa dei Vescovi in Luvigliano, a small village in Torreglia, Padua, Masino Castle and grounds in Masino, a small village in Caravino, Turin and Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan.

"We’re honoured and proud to have the chance to use our expertise and services to help local communities, particularly where there is a need or an opportunity to reduce environmental impacts, This means we can ensure that the many places of historical and cultural in Italy can continue to be enjoyed"
Paolo Quaini - Energy and Environmental Services Director
"We’re honoured and proud to have the chance to use our expertise and services to help local communities, particularly where there is a need or an opportunity to reduce environmental impacts, This means we can ensure that the many places of historical and cultural in Italy can continue to be enjoyed"
Paolo Quaini - Energy and Environmental Services Director

EDISON AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Our partnership with the FAI is based on our belief that we all have a responsibility to create value for the local communities where we work on a day-to-day basis, thus making a tangible contribution towards safeguarding local areas and any places of social, cultural and touristic interest in our country. “We’re honoured and proud to have the chance to use our expertise and services to help local communities, particularly where there is a need or an opportunity to reduce environmental impacts,” says Energy and Environmental Services Director Paolo Quaini. “This means we can ensure that the many places of historical and cultural in Italy can continue to be enjoyed.”

500 to 1000

Tonnes of CO2 that can be saved per year by making all FAI assets more energy efficient

Up to 30%

Maximum possible reduction in electricity bills through energy efficiency measures

5

Smart audits undertaken at FAI sites involved in the initiative

4

Car parks equipped with electrical recharge points

FAI: protecting and enhancing Italian heritage

Launched in 1975, the National Trust for Italy is a non-profit foundation which works to take care of unique places and sites in our country, to raise awareness of Italy's historical and artistic assets and to oversee cultural protection, something set out in the Italian Constitution, as well as maintaining a focus on and a commitment to sustainability.

The FAI has taken steps to turn this commitment into concrete results by reducing its CO2 emissions by 15% over a ten-year period starting in 2015. Thanks to the new partnership with Edison, the FAI will be able to go one step further and reduce emissions by up to 30%.