Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco

Staff, Research Manager (2013-present)
Country Representative, Italy (2010-present)
Working Group; Research, Acad, & Postgrad., Co-Chair (2010-present)
Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2013, 2014)
Committee, Competitions (2011, 2012, 2014)

Chicago, USA

IUAV University of Venice

Dario Trabucco is a tenured researcher in Building Technology at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy.

He is involved in teaching and research activities related to tall buildings, including the LCA analysis of tall buildings, Service core design and issues pertaining the renovation/refurbishment of tall buildings.

In 2009 he obtained a PhD in building technology with a thesis entitled “The Strategic Role of the Service Core in the Energy Balance of a Tall Building”. This research examines the implications of alternative service core placement in relation to the embodied energy and the energy consumption of a tall building.

From 2010 he is CTBUH Country representative for Italy and Co-chair (with Philip Oldfield) of the CTBUH Research Academic and Postgraduate Working Group.

From March 2013 Dario is a research associate at the Illinois Institute of Technology / Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat primarily working on the funded research project “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings.”

He currently publishes in national and international periodicals and peer-reviewed journals and regularly takes part at conferences on tall building-related topics.

His published books and research papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:

TRABUCCO, D. (2012). Life Cycle Energy Analysis of Tall Buildings: Design Principles. CTBUH 9th World Congress Proceedings. Chicago, USA. pp. 447-453.

TRABUCCO, D. (2010). Historical evolution of the service core. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Journal 2010, Issue I. Chicago, USA. pp. 42-47.

OLDFIELD, P., TRABUCCO, D. & WOOD, A. (2009). Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings: A Historical Analysis of Energy Consumption in High-Rise Buildings. Journal of Architecture. Volume 14, No.5. October 2009, pp.591-613.

TRABUCCO, D. (2009) and (2010). A different view of elevator “sustainability” part 1 and part 2. Elevatori. The European Elevator Magazine, 6.2009 and 1.2010.