Director of Sustainable Construction
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Mifsud, L., Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Comparative energy and comfort analysis of façade passive strategies for cooling loads reduction in the Mediterranean region. In Proceedings of the 2016 Engineered Transparency Conference
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Scottish Funding Council
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution
Circular economy is quickly gaining momentum across numerous research fields. The founding principles of circular economies lie in a different perspective on, and management o...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-Domestic Buildings. In Proceedings of the CESB16ISBN 978-80-271-0148-8
Nearly half of the non-domestic building stock in central Europe was constructed between 1961-1 990. Partly due to the technical lifespan of façades and building components, m...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry
One of the founding principles of the Circular Economy is to foster the focus on longer-lasting products. Arguably, extremely few products in the present days last as long as ...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values
Industrial ecology can potentially become the science of the circular economy as a recent call for papers of the Journal of Industrial Ecology demonstrates. Well known tools i...
Pomponi, F., Ip, K., Oxizidis, S. & Piroozfar, P. (2014). Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates
Double skin facades (DSFs) are gaining momentum in Europe as a low-energy design technique for the refurbishments of office buildings due to their potential to act as...
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Oxizidis, S. (2014). A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments
Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution...
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Piroozfar, P. (2013). Assessment of Double Skin Façade Technologies for Office Refurbishments in the United Kingdom
Giesekam, J. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Briefing: Embodied carbon dioxide assessment in buildings: guidance and gaps. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability. doi:10.1680/jensu.17.00032. ISSN 1478-4629
The construction industry, through its activities and supply chains as well as the operation of the assets that it creates, is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emi...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.049. ISSN 1364-0321
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is becoming increasingly mainstream as an early-stage design-decision tool for buildings. Still, there are considerable variations in how the metho...
Vedreño Santos, F., Odavic, M., Guan, Y., Azar, Z., Thomas, A., Li, G. & Zhu, Z. (2017). Design considerations for high power converters interfacing 10 MW superconducting wind power generators. IET Power Electronics. doi:10.1049/iet-pel.2016.0512. ISSN 1755-4543
The design of power electronic converters for the integration of wind generated power into the grid is more and more important due to a new class of Superconducting Generators...
Pomponi, F., D 'amico, B. & Moncaster, A. M. (2017). A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings. Energies. 10(4), 524. doi:10.3390/en10040524
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly becoming a common technique to assess the embodied energy and carbon of buildings and their components over their life cycle. Howev...
Mokhtar, M., Burns, S., Ross, D. & Hunt, I. (2017). Exploring multi-objective trade-offs in the design space of a waste heat recovery system. Applied Energy. 195, 114-124. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.030. ISSN 0306-2619
A waste heat recovery system (WHRS) is used to capture waste heat released from an industrial process, and transform the heat into reusable energy. In practice, it can be diff...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct in-situ post-occupancy energy analyses on refurbished four-in-a block dwellings that have been upgraded to high sustainability standards using: inno...
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct a suite of research and development testing on an innovative insulation product, focused around a live project. The insulation product, Retrofoam, u...
The feasibility study will provide building energy performance specifications and recommendations on suitable renewable technology designs for a portable accommodation unit in rural Perthshire. It wi...
To develop high performance floor and wall insulation products based on novel nanotechnology Aerogel materials that enhance the thermal performance of hard to treat buildings.
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry, governments and scientific community acknowledge its po...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...