Full Tenure Professor at the University of Florence , Faculty of Architecture. Born in Pistoia, Italy, Doctor in Architecture at the University of Florence in 1972. Since 1973 Member of Italian Architects Association. 1973/77 Member of Italian Association for Building Industrialization, Milano 1975/80 research contract for the University of Florence. 1976/82 senior partner of Unidesign ltd (architecture, restoration and interior design). Since 1980 researcher in charge at the University of Florence. Since 1982 director of “Marco Sala Associates” Architects and Planners Since 1990 appointed professor of “Architectural Technology” in the Department of Technology and Building Process and “Environmental Design” in the Post Graduate Industrial Design School of the University of Florence. Fonder & Director of A.B.I.T.A. Interuniversity Research Centre http://www.centroabita.unifi.it/ that connects eighth major Universities in Italy. Director of European Master ABITA in Sustainable Architecture, has extensive experience in European research projects, as group leader and coordinator as well in many international Cooperation Projects (Perù, Ecuador, Indonesia, Montenegro, China).Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University and Lecturer in energy topics in post-graduate Course many Italian Universities, coordinator of Abitare Mediteraneo research and new benchmark for moderate climate condition. Professor Marco Sala authored some 70 scientific papers/conference reports, produced about 20 books, proceedings volumes, in 2013 edited the Almanacco (handbook) of Sustainable Architecture with Renzo Piano, Massimo Mayoviecki and Federico Butera. His role as a teacher of Architectural Technology in the University of Florence works in tandem with the office research base and practice with many realized bioclimatic buildings and consultancies for public administrations in Italy and international companies. Marco Sala Associates, Architecture and Energy Consultants, http://www.msaassociati.it/ specializes in passive solar systems in architecture, environmental design and energy conscious building design, designed and realized residential buildings, schools, museums, hospitals, office buildings, historical buildings restoration in Italy. Among the project designed by Marco Sala: Natural Museum in Florence, Speed Train rail station in Florence, Technology Park Offices in Lucca, Multiplex and Commercial Centre in Prato, Housing in Livorno, Piombino, Arezzo, Public Winter Gardens in Padua, Le Murate and Meyer Hospital in Florence. In the last years he took part in the “Dynamic Science Association” and in the “Dynamic Architecture Movement”, and designed in association with arch. David Fisher the Rotating Tower in Dubai and in other locations. Expert in: energy conscious building design, environmental design, museum design, historical buildings restoration. Marco Sala speaks English, French, Spanish, is married with two children and lives in Florence where has his design studio.