Elena Ledda

I enjoy the challenge of conveying complicated issues in a easy-to-understand and accurate way, as non-scientist.

My interest toward issues that have a strong social impact brought me to cover environmental related issues. In that context, I participated, in 2010, to the MY SCIENCE European Commission programme designed to provide training to young journalists in European laboratories.

I started writing a blog for youris.com on 'gender and excellence' in 2010. I have since contributed to the magazine on a regular basis.  And I also write a blog.

I speak several languages. I am a native Italian speaker, who also speaks Spanish. In addition, I studied Mandarin Chinese at University of Bologna, Italy. Besides, I also have a Master’s degree in journalism from the joint course between Barcelona and Columbia University. I now teach digital journalism and blogging to students undertaking that course. 

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Energy
Low energy district renovationLow energy district renovation

Renovations of entire districts, designed to reach near zero energy consumption, need to be replicable if they are to be widely adopted

12 Dec 2013
Energy
A new collaboration era for the building sectorA new collaboration era for the building sector

Building projects require processing and communication of large amounts of complex data. Now, software solutions make it possible to retrieve details of a given project at any time

22 Nov 2013
Energy
Silvia Demattè: Sharing information to make better decisions in building sectorSilvia Demattè: Sharing information to make better decisions in building sector

Low energy buildings can benefit from sophisticated computer platforms capable of integrating the diversity of technical information required during the building stage and beyond

14 Nov 2013
Energy
Rubén García: how to refurbish urban residential low energy districtsRubén García: how to refurbish urban residential low energy districts

Three cases studies will constitute the basis for developing an easily replicable strategy for renovating districts so that they reach near zero energy consumption

25 Oct 2013
Environment
Screening eco-innovation levelScreening eco-innovation level

Reducing the use of natural resources and lowering the amount of harmful substances across the life-cycle of a product or process has become a must for innovation. But smaller companies have yet to make it happen.

23 Aug 2013
Bioeconomy
Ton Baltissen: Optimised bloomingTon Baltissen: Optimised blooming

Dutch scientists are now tackling software based optimisation of plant growth in horticulture 

11 Jul 2013
Environment
Precision irrigation for ornamental plantPrecision irrigation for ornamental plant

A prototype of precise irrigation system tested in Italy for ornamental plants nurseries as water shortage puts pressure on growers

11 Jul 2013
Energy
Jose Luís Alfranca: Harnessing diverse climate and weather conditionsJose Luís Alfranca: Harnessing diverse climate and weather conditions

Energy efficiency in buildings needs to be tailored for to make the most of external and seasonal meteorological and climate conditions

17 Jun 2013
Energy
Turning a building green is a question of controlTurning a building green is a question of control

Managing the building’s different energy processes is key to ensure both higher energy efficiency and users’ comfort, but users hold part of the responsibility

11 Jun 2013
Energy
Carlos Bárcena: integration of energy efficiency throughout industrial buildings’ lifeCarlos Bárcena: integration of energy efficiency throughout industrial buildings’ life

The building energy efficiency challenge is different for industrial applications. Optimising energy efficiency may require greater integration of the buildings’ design, construction and maintenance

30 May 2013
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