ITC-CNR is a research institute associated with the Iatlian National Research Council. With branches all over Italy (Bari, L’Aquila, Milano, Padova, Roma and San Giuliano Milanese – headquarter), the institute is committed to the development and dissemination of technologies facilitating the improvement of the built environment. Its main activities are applied research, certification and training.  Key areas of focus include new construction methods and technologies, the management of heating and cooling in buildings, sustainable building, the assessment of performance and quality of construction products and systems. Website: http://www.itc.cnr.it/home_eng.asp?idkunta=185&idutente=&paginabianca=46