Annarita Ferrante

Education / Accademic Degree: PhD










Work/Project experience


2014 - present

Associate Professor in UNIBO

Author of more than 100 scientific articles

1989 - 2007

Member and responsible of architectural design and site constructions in the SME EUBIOS, architectural and engineer consultancy

1997 - 1999

Water, Green and Selected Passive Techniques to improve microclimate and reduce pollution in the urban contexts Coordinator/fellow in the framework of the Training and Mobility of researchers (Fellow).

2013 - 2015

URBAN RECREATION (fellowship) Energy efficient retrofit for carbon zero and socio-oriented urban environments; a Marie Curie Research Project funded by the European Commission in the framework of FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF Funding scheme - Marie Curie Actions — Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)- Project number 326060. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA).

2016 - 2019

ABRACADABRA_ Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation. Project funded in the Call: H2020-EE-2015-MarketUptake Coordination and support actions (Coordinator).

2017 - 2021

Pro-GET-onE_ Proactive synergy of inteGrated Efficient Technologies on buildings’ Envelopes. Project funded in the Call: H2020- EE-10-2016-IA- Innovation action. (Coordinator)


Additional information


5 Publications

Ferrante (book) Towards nearly Zero Energy. Urban Settings in the Mediterranean climate. BH, Oxford, Cambridge, 2016, Elsevier.

Ferrante, Energy retrofit to nearly zero and socio-oriented urban environments in the Mediterranean climate, Sustainable Cities and Society 13 (2014) 237–253.

Ferrante, Zero- and low-energy housing for the Mediterranean climate in Advances in Building Energy Research, ABER, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 6, No. 1, May 2012, pp. 81–118.

Ferrante, A.A.A: Adeguamento, Adattabilità, Architettura_ Teorie e metodi per la riqualificazione architettonica, energetica ed ambientale del patrimonio edilizio esistente, Bruno Mondadori Editore, Milano, 2012.

A. Ferrante, M.T. Cascella, Zero Energy balance and zero on-site CO2 emission housing development in the Mediterranean Climate, in “Journal Energy & Buildings” 43 (2011), pp. 2002-2010.


Chair and co-chair in various international conferences


Author in main international conferences (AIVC, ISUF, SDEWEDS, CESB,, EPIC,


International prices and mentions in various architectural competitions


Guest Editor in Energy and Buildings, Nearly Zero Energy in existing building

Member of scientific board of Architecture Doctorate of Bologna

Member of the international committee SDEWEDS

Member of the editorial board ARTEC Tema

Reviewer in many international journals (Building & environment, Energy &Buildings, Sustainable Cities and Society, etc.)


Associate Professor in the University of Bologna