Macro Design Studio provides sustainability consulting services
with the aim of going beyond the simple compromise between
the environmental, social and economic spheres.
Macro Design Studio was founded in 2012 with the intention to provide holistic sustainability consulting services. The objective is to go beyond the triple bottom line and to guide clients, designers and construction firms to a new idea of products, buildings and communities that have a positive impact on the environment.
Buildings and construction products have a significant impact on the environment and the compromise between the environmental, social and economic spheres of sustainability (triple bottom line) is no longer adequate. An innovative approach is needed for new buildings, while existing ones need a regenerative approach to repair the environmental damage, for the benefit of future generations.
LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, HOMES
LEED for Homes Green Rater
Qualified Energy Rater
Envelope Commissioning Agent
WELL Performance Testing Agent
BREEAM In-Use Assessor
BREEAM NC International Assessor
Living Building ChallengeTM
Living Future Accredited (LFA)
GBC HOME AP
GBC Historic Building AP
LEED® Proven Provider™
On March 16, 2021, Macro Design Studio earned the designation of LEED® Proven Provider™ for LEED BD+C rating systems from Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI).
This designation rewards companies that have demonstrated excellence and consistency in project management, allowing the team of Macro Design Studio to simplify the review process for the LEED project certification.
Macro Design Studio obtained the JUST social equity certification in 2017 and renewed it in 2019 and 2022.
The JUST program is a voluntary disclosure tool for organizations that wish to achieve social
responsibility and equity goals through a self-assessment.
Each indicator requires simple, but specific and measurable evidence in order to recognize to the organization a level, which is then simplified through the JUST label.
UNI EN ISO 9001 and UNI EN ISO 14001 certifications
Macro Design Studio has set up an integrated management system and achievedUNI EN ISO 9001 e UNI EN ISO 14001, (policy), certifications in 2022.
Erasmus for Entrepreneurs
Erasmus for Entrepreneurs is a European Union program that offers young European entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend a period of time abroad in another European firm where they can learn, enhance and acquire business management skills. The program promotes the transfer of knowledge between experienced and young entrepreneurs, it also promotes internationalization, competitiveness and creation of business relations between European entrepreneurs.
Macro Design Studio was the first company in Trentino to join this program as a hosting company sharing its expertise in the field of sustainability certifications, involving young foreign professionals in its team and making them actively involved in the working life of the company.
Naturally slow travels
Macro Design Studio believes that the knowledge of different cultures is a form of enrichment that is necessary for people’s growth. For this reason, in collaboration with Activestay La Palma travel agency, Macro Design Studio created the “Naturally slow travels”. The main goal is to propose cycling or walking journeys, in natural or urban contexts, to discover the essence of places and territories.
Macro Design Studio, through volunteer activities, gives pro bono support in sustainable social projects.
Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy. Living Building Challenge Collaboratives are groups of professionals that represent a community, regularly meet to share knowledge and create local conditions for the development of “living” buildings, places and communities. LBC Collaborative Italy was born in 2015; Paola Moschini is the founder and facilitator while Elena Leonardelli is a member of the board.
KuSaidia Onlus Group Association. The Association was born with the intent to work with the East Africa populations, respecting and promoting the local culture. Through the development of social and educational projects (schools, hospitals, water wells, …), KuSaidia Association adopts a professional collaboration with the local people through awareness and development of their capacities. Paola Moschini has actively worked with the association for about ten years and in the last year she also involved Macro Design Studio’s team to give technical and logistical support.