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RINA Consulting S.p.A.​ 



General Description

​​RINA Consulting, formerly D’Appolonia, is the largest fully independent Italian firm providing consulting & engineering services to clients belonging both to the public and the private sector. The company operates in the markets of Energy, Transport and Infrastructures, Industry and Investor Support. With a staff of about 1000 engineers, scientists and associated professionals located in 20 offices worldwide, Rina Consulting offers high-end services to investors, promoters, operators and contractors, as well as to insurers and public administrations, to support their initiatives. All Rina Consulting services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration ​sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.

Rina Consulting is a team of engineers, consultants, designers, planners and specialists supporting public and private clients from concept to decommissioning, through consultancy, design, management, operation and maintenance. The company provides a wide range of services covering the whole project life cycle from feasibility and specialized technical studies to conceptual and detailed design, prototyping and testing, project management, site engineering as well as operation and maintenance management. Innovation is a key element in all our projects; Rina Consulting has over twenty years’ experience (does RINA has also over 20 years’ experience?) in helping its clients in developing their new products and services as well as managing their collaborative innovation processes.

​Key Personnel and Relevant Expertise​


Daniela Reccard​o, MSc (Female): Civil Engineer specialized in Structural Engineering and Energy Efficiency in buildings, with an extensive expertise in evaluation of building energy performance and control as well as a wide experience in developing innovative solutions, products and services both at research and implementation level to improve the energy efficiency in different fields, especially in the construction sector, at building and district level. She has a long experience in National and European projects on this topic such as NEED4B where she is responsible for the development of an open methodology for designing, constructing and operating new low energy buildings integrating approaches and methods like BIM, IPD, LCA and LCC with traditional scientific, technical, energetic and economic criteria.​

Stefano Barberis, PhD (Male): he received his PhD in Turbomachinery and Energy Systems Engineering at University of Genova in 2016. He is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with expertise in renewable energy sources, project management, techno-economical feasibility studies, research activities on energy storage and renewable energy systems, due diligence, innovation and technology transfer. He is employed at D’Appolonia since September 2016 working in different European Pro​ject dealing​ with CHP, RES and energy efficiency with particular reference to innovation.​​

​​​Federico Meneghello, MSc (Male)​:​ graduated in Materials Engineering with specialization in Advanced Materials and Fibres at Politecnico di Milano. He is currently Area Manager in the Industrial Innovation  division,  involved  as  task  and  project  management  in  industrial  and  FP7  projects mainly  concerning  technical  textiles  applications  (e.g.  Nu-Wave  and  TIIWS  FP7  projects).  Mr. Meneghello has also experience in materials selection and conceptual design development for technical applications. He will be the Exploitation Manager of the P2ENDURE project.​​​​​​

Fabrizio Tavaroli, MSc (Male): he is a Civil Engineer as well as a BREEAM International Assessor. Mr Tavaroli started his co-operation with D’Appolonia in 2003, while he is BREEAM International Assessor since 2011. Since 2003 he is involved in sustainable construction activities and activities aimed at the improvement of the energy performance of buildings as well as districts, among which there are several requalification projects, including of historic buildings and districts (e.g. the requalification of the ‘Castello’ district in the historic centre of Cagliari, Italy, toward a ‘green’ district, for which he has been responsible for both technical aspects as well as cost evaluation activities). His experience also includes BREEAM (New Construction and In-Use) certification activities (e.g. his first BREEAM certification has concerned a commercial/shopping mall in Italy for which he has further provided technical assistance and the management of the requalification project team). Mr Tavaroli is furthermore experienced in the definition of sustainable and energy efficient requalification strategies for public buildings (e.g. the Prosecution Office Buidling in Riyad) and in the energetic diagnosis and definition of interventions at plant end equipment level for the improvement of the energetic performance of buildings. He has also participated in the OPEN HOUSE project, which was dedicated at the establishment of a new common certification protocol for buildings.​​​​

Paolo Basso, PhD (Male): is a civil engineer with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pavia where his research was mainly focused on Structural Optimization, Adapti​ve Structures and Smart Technologies. Since 2012, when he joined the Civil Division of D’Appolonia S.p.A., his experience has been focused on the structural design of a wide range of new built and refurbishment multi-disciplinary projects across Europe and Middle East. Besides the design activity, he actively participates to several R&D projects involving topics like BIM, SHM and Green Buildings.​

Matteo Porta, MSc (Male): He is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in renewable energy sources, project planning, techno-economic feasibility studies, research activities on biomass gasification and combustion, due diligence, innovation and technology transfer. He has experience in energy efficiency technology application and development as well as in biomass gasification and combustion power plant realization. He is also expert in authorization process monitoring and efficiency evaluation of renewable energy power plants.​​​

Michele Mililli, MSc (Male) is an environmental engineer with a specialization in RES (Renewable Energy Sources). He is cooperating with D’Appolonia since 2013. He is an expert in the evaluation of energy efficiency and comfort analysis of a building and in the design of building envelope and mechanical plants. He is involved in different national and European projects dealing with the sustainability of buildings with reference to LEED and BREEM protocols. He has experience in dynamic energy simulation of buildings aimed to the definition of the energy needs for conditioning, lighting, ventilation and indoor moisture control. He is involved in a H2020 project being responsible for the design development and maintenance of ventilated facades. Mr. Mililli performed a Dynamic Energy Simulation of a shopping centre located in Stezzano (Bergamo). The building was modelled following the legal requirements Ashrae 90.1 under the purpose of the achievement of credits for BREEAM certification.​

Carlo Macciò, MSc (Male) obtained a Postgraduate Specialisation in ''Building Design”.  He is an Architectural Engineer with expertise in energy efficiency, sustainability, techno-economic feasibility studies, energy audit, energy monitoring, innovation and technology transfer. He worked as an expert in building energy efficiency and sustainability at University of Genova in 2015. He is employed at D’Appolonia since March 2016 working on different European Project dealing with RES (Renewable Energy Sources), energy efficiency and cost effective solutions for building refurbishment, with ​particular interest in innovation.

Elenia Duce, PhD (Female): She joined D’Appolonia in 2009 as Senior Engineer in the Innovation Consulting Division and she is currently responsible for activities related to the development of market analysis and business modelling, for the benefit of several industrial customers, enabling the identification of the most suitable performances for market approach and products roll-out. Participation in several EU-funded projects, coordinating technical project activities and writing of periodical reports.

​​Alberto Musetti, MSc (Male): He graduated in Computer Science at the University of Bologna. He is expert in web semantic field, location-based resources, knowledge extraction and acquisition from Content Management Systems. Mr. Musetti has been involved in project management and coordination of European research projects dealing with ICT technologies regarding web application, ontology engineering and Geographic Information System.​​

André van Delft
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The Netherlands
T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723391.