The new 65,000-m² head office of the SMI Group is the result of a renovation project of former San Giovanni-based Cima paper mills; the project, which kicked off in late 2011 and was completed in mid 2014, involved the full refurbishment of the old factories and the office buildings, with a focus on sustainable development.
The renovation project was based on a careful study of environmental issues and impact on the territory, which focused on the “Architecture and Environment” combination, which led to the adoption of a set of innovative solutions to minimize energy consumption as well as the environmental impact of SMI's new industrial complex.
The new assembly plants are equipped with a photovoltaic roofing, capable of producing electricity for 726 MWh/year, allowing us to reduce CO2 emissions in the surrounding environment by about 320 tons per year. Among the high energy efficiency facilities installed in the new headquarters, there is also a solar thermal system for heating the water used in the company service areas (bathrooms, gardens, etc.).
There is even a hydroelectric power plant inside the building, operated by SMIENERGY company, which has a top production output of 6 GWh/year of “clean energy” derived from the Brembo River that flows nearby. The power plant was boosted through the installation of a new Kaplan turbine, which exploits the water's descending leaps and pressure.
The importance of the combination between Architecture and Environment
Refurbishments were carried out in steps, to allow for the gradual transfer of the business from the old location to the new one. SMI started moving its offices and production departments in the second half of 2013 and ended in June 2014.
In the summertime, air is conditioned through the use of heat pumps that have replaced the conventional electrical conditioners, whereas latest generation heat generators were installed for winter heating, featuring high efficiency and performance. In order to avoid losses of hot and cold air from the offices and production departments, an innovative centralized cooling system was implemented, which intakes outdoor air, filters it and then circulates it indoors.
SMI Group's new headquarters also feature a number of innovative solutions to achieve maximum energy saving: • the new floor heating system in buildings, which uses lowtemperature water from a condensation boiler (the energy efficiency of this type of boiler is higher than that of normal heat generators); • building insulation, which reduces heat loss from the building's shell and acts on floors and false ceilings, with the consequent reduction of the primary energy needed to heat the rooms; • complete renovation of the lighting systems, with the introduction of an advanced home automation control system that allows you to turn on all or just a few lights, depending on the number of people present in a certain room and the amount of natural light coming through the windows and the solar tubes installed.
Thanks to such energy-saving works and to Sansaving company's consultancy, the GME (“Gestore dei Mercati Energetici”, i.e. the Italian authority managing the electricity market) has granted SMI a certain number of “Energy Efficiency Certificates” and a precise reckoning of savings deriving from those works.
These Titles, also known as “White Tags”, are a public incentive, paid in the form of financial contributions to companies which undertake energy efficiency measures to reduce fuel consumption and achieve the best use of available resources; they are used in the United States and in many EU countries, where they are known as “Energy Savings Certificate (ESC)”, “Energy Efficiency Credit (EEC)” or simply “white tags”.
The implementation of the foregoing eco-friendly solutions will allow SMI to obtain energy savings, on a yearly basis, in the consumption of natural gas estimated at about 24,500 €, 70,000 scm (standard cubic meters) or 57 TOE (Tons of Oil Equivalent) and gain 167 EEC (Energy Efficiency Credits).
In compliance with the Italian Law no. 196 dated June 30, 2003 (Code concerning the protection of personal data), SMI S.p.A. informs you that your personal data will be used by SMI S.p.A. for purposes associated with marketing and business activity only. SMI S.p.A. will treat all the data you provided it with in the utmost secrecy and will be allowed to transmit them for the same purposes to its subsidiary or associate companies only, both in Italy and in those countries where SMI S.p.A. operates, it being understood that these subsidiary or associate companies will adopt equivalent criteria of security and secrecy.
The provision of your personal data is not compulsory; in case of denial, it will not be possible for you to send this form on-line. Moreover, you will be entitled to consult your data and to ask SMI S.p.A. to correct, update and, if applicable, to cancel or block them by writing to SMI S.p.A., Via Carlo Ceresa, 10- 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - Italy. Any communication is to be addressed to the attention of "the person in charge for the treatment of personal data".
With regard to cookies, our website uses exclusively technical cookies, whose utilization is not aimed at the collection of the user's personal data; it is limited to the transmission of session identification data. Technical cookies allow IT authentication, session monitoring and the memorization of specific information to let the user browse or get a specific service. Technical cookies allow to keep the identification of the user in the course of the session, their memorization is not enduring on the user's device and they are automatically canceled once the browser is closed.
You are kindly requested to attentively read the above mentioned information: by ticking the box below and clicking on the "send" button, you will give SMI S.p.A. your consent to use and transmit your personal data for the purposes related to the declared activity, in compliance with the Italian Law quoted hereinbefore. I have read and understood the above mentioned information and, hence, in compliance with the Italian Law quoted hereinbefore, I give my consent to the use and the transmission of my personal data for the purposes related to the declared activity.
SMI S.p.A. Sede amministrativa: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA Sede legale: Via Monte Grappa, 7 - 24121 Bergamo (BG) - ITALIA C.F. e P. IVA IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 Capitale Sociale Euro 5.000.000 i.v.
This web site uses technical cookies; for further information click here close