Fabio Favoino

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Energy (DENERG)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center FULL - Future Urban Legacy Lab


Research interests

Building energy performance
Building envelope
Building insulation
Building materials
Building simulation
Green building
Insulated glazing
Intelligent buildings
Nearly zero-energy building
Responsive building elements


Dr. Fabio Favoino is Associate Professor of Building Physics at Politecnico di Torino, within the Technology Energy Building Environment research group at the Department of Energy. His research, teaching and professional activity focuses on high performance and responsive building envelope technologies and systems, and on performance based evaluation methods for the built environment. Particularly his research activity focuses in the development and evaluation of strategies, technologies and materials for building envelope integration, which are characterized by dynamic behaviour and distributed intelligence, such that to support the design and operation of buildings combining high indoor quality, energy efficiency and flexibility and low to no impact on the environment. He was one of the author and task leader of the Cost Action TU1403 – Adaptive Façade Network, and editor of one of the three open access book “Building Performance Simulation and Characterization of Adaptive Facades – Adaptive Facade Network” collecting its results, and he is currently sitting as an expert in ISO and CTI (Italian) technical committees (among the others the ISO 52016-3 Energy performance of buildings — Energy needs for heating and cooling, internal temperatures and sensible and latent heat loads — Part 3: Calculation procedures regarding adaptive building envelope elements). He published his research on high performance and dynamic building envelopes in more than 30 high ranked international scientific journal papers and 5 book chapters, and he sits in the editorial board of Building and Environment journal, Journal of Glass Design and Engineering, and Frontiers in Built Environment. Fabio’s research, teaching and professional activity has been articulating between academia and industry. After his university studies in Building Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (BSc in 2008, and MSc in 2010), with a double MSc Degree with Politecnico di Milano (Alta Scuola Politecnica), and a visiting period at TU Delft in 2010 (under LLP Erasmus program during MSc), he achieved his PhD degree in Façade Engineering at University of Cambridge (2013-2016) titled “Building performance evaluation of adaptive facades”. After his PhD he moved back to industry where he worked as a Senior Façade Consultant at Eckersley O’Callaghan in London (2016-2018), designing high performance building envelopes for offices, educational, retails, exhibition and residential buildings internationally, and leading R&D activities within the façade team. He has been leading national projects (with ENEA National Energy for Nuclear Energy, regional such as POR-FESR and trans-regional) and international research projects (FP7, H2020) on advanced building envelope system and is very active in Technology Transfer activities, holding several industrial research projects with leading industry players. He has been teaching in I and II level Master courses of different Universities internationally, among the others Politecnico di Torino (IT), University of Cambridge (UK), Universitá di Architettura IUAV di Venezia (IT), Universidad de Navarra (ES), Università la Sapieza di Roma (IT) and other professional courses (Envelope Challengers, FACE Master course at EURAC research). At Politecnico di Torino he teaches in the courses: • Atelier: the architectural sustainable design E – Building Physics (EN, Architecture) • Advanced Parametric modelling of building envelope (EN, MSc in Architecture) While collaborating on the following courses: • Building Physics (BSc in Building Engineering) • Energy Performance Design and indoor environmental quality (EN, MSc in Building Engineering)

Scientific branch

(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)


Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13: Climate action


  • Effective member - Associazione Termotecnica Italiana, Italia (2018-)
  • Effective member - CIBSE, Regno Unito (2016-)
  • Founding partner - IBPSA Italy, Italia (2012-)
  • Effective member - REHVA, Europeo (2011-)
  • Effective member - AICARR, Italia (2011-)

Editorial boards

  • BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT (2022-), Editorial board member
  • GLASS STRUCTURES & ENGINEERING (2018-), Editorial board member


  • Building Simulation 2021, Certified auditor
  • RoomVent 2020, Participation to the organizing committee
  • Building Simulation 2019, Certified auditor
  • Adaptive Facade Cost Action Conference, Program committee

Research networks


Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

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Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Supervised PhD students


PoliTO co-authors

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