TAKING CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Sustainability has always been an irrevocable must for MiCo. Over the years MiCo has diligently
and effectively pursued the objective of sustainability by utilizing the most modern means progressively
made available by technology and by adopting the most suitable solutions in real time.
Many measures taken for the purpose are operative, with a like number in the process
of being implemented, all of which informed by a philosophy and total commitment that MiCo has made
with itself first of all, involving not just energy saving, but sustainability in all its various forms.
With regard to air-conditioning (heating/cooling), since
2014 a function for the resetting and optimization of
the systems has been in operation so as to achieve the
highest possible level of efficiency and effectiveness,
with evident and significant energy saving.
In the rooms, halls and common areas a good part of the replace-
ment has been completed of the traditional fixtures with discharge,
metal iodides, fluorescent and halogen, in favour of new-generation
Led lamps featuring DALI technology. This transformation makes it
possible to cut energy consumption by about 60% and to reduce
the manpower required for maintenance as the life of the appara-
tus is prolonged. The providers of services are actively involved in
the operation (service staff, electricians, stage hands, etc.), who
attend to the setting up of MiCo spaces on behalf of customers.
Already today the main service partner uses spectacular lighting
systems with Led technology. The process of techno-lighting upda-
ting will see further rapid acceleration which will lead to conside-
rable results with the introduction of automation systems based on
domotics (foreseen by the early months of 2017) that will allow the
management of the lights in an intelligent manner, with further
benefits in terms of consumption and the cost of staff.
About 80% of the indoor premises of MiCo are floored
with a high-tech resin that a few hours after installation
guarantees a level of volatile organic compounds (VOC)
of less than 1%. Moreover, the employment of resin with
low solvent content ensures long-lasting performance
and possible reuse as a base for staging new events. The
elimination of the cost of disposal is obvious.
The spacious new area put at the disposal of the citizenry
for events, shows, start-ups, etc. on MiCo premises; ope-
rative beginning from September 2016, it is realized with
recycled materials previously used in pavilions for the
staging of meetings and congresses, and otherwise bound
for disposal. The lighting system is with Led lights with
DALI digital control.
AGAINST FOOD WASTE
PROJECT SITICIBO (FOOD BANK)
As part of its commitment to social work, MiCo has been
engaged since May 2011 – together with Compass Group,
the world leader company that attends to the banqueting
for Portello meetings – in the redistribution free of charge
of unconsumed meals to charitable association present in