Director of Sustainable Construction
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
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...
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 Engineered Transparency 2016: Glass in Architecture and Structural EngineerinWiley. ISBN 978-3-433-03187-2
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Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Embodied carbon mitigation and reduction in the built environment – What does the evidence say?. Journal of Environmental Management. 181, 687-700. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.036. ISSN 0301-4797
Of all industrial sectors, the built environment puts the most pressure on the natural environment, and in spite of significant efforts the International Energy Agency suggest...
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...
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Piroozfar, P., Pomponi, F. & Farr, E. R. P. (2016). Life cycle assessment of domestic hot water systems: a comparative analysis. International journal of construction management. 16(2), 109-125. doi:10.1080/15623599.2016.1146111. ISSN 1562-3599
On average, hot water is responsible for 18% of residential energy consumption and corresponding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Several domestic hot water systems (DHWSs) are...
Pomponi, F., Coccia, L. & Upadhyay, A. (2016). Drivers and Barriers in Implementing Information Management Systems in European Micro Enterprises. In Grant, D. B. (Ed.). Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management Case Study Collection, 249-261. KoganPage. ISBN 9780749475956
This fascinating case study demonstrates how the Agile approach can be utilised by European micro enterprises which need to adopt wider Information Communication Technologies....
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. A. E. & Farr, E. R. P. (2015). Double-Skin Façades for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-domestic Buildings: A Life Cycle Environmental Impact Perspective. In Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design, 59-72. Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32646-7_6. ISBN 978-3-319-32645-0; 978-3-319-32646-7
In developed countries, existing buildings have the biggest share in the building stock. Given the age of construction, the property versus land values, and their slow replace...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. A. E., Southall, R., Ashton, P. & Farr, E. R. P. (2016). Energy performance of Double-Skin Façades in temperate climates: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 54, 1525-1536. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.075. ISSN 1364-0321
Double Skin Façades (DSFs) are applied in both new and existing buildings, especially in temperate climates. Research in this area is steadily growing; however, there is a lac...
Stinson, J., Willis, A., Bros Williamson, J., Currie, J. & Smith, R. S. (2015). Visualising energy use for smart homes and informed users. Energy Procedia. 78, 579-584. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015. ISSN 1876-6102
We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the prelimina...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. A. E. & Farr, E. R. P. (2016). An Investigation into GHG and non-GHG Impacts of Double Skin Façades in Office Refurbishments: Low-Carbon Refurbishment with Double Skin Façades. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 20(2), 234-248. doi:10.1111/jiec.12368. ISSN 1088-1980
The building sector is a major contributor to energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and depletion of natural resources. In developed countries, existing building...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. A. E., Southall, R., Ashton, P. & Farr, E. R. P. (2015). Life cycle energy and carbon assessment of double skin façades for office refurbishments. Energy and Buildings. 109, 143-156. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.09.051. ISSN 0378-7788
In countries like the UK, the upkeep of existing buildings is where the greatest opportunities for achieving carbon reduction targets lie. Façades are the physical barriers be...
Pomponi, F., Farr, E. R., Piroozfar, P. & Gates, J. R. (2015). Façade refurbishment of existing office buildings: Do conventional energy-saving interventions always work?. Journal of Building Engineering. 3, 135-143. doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2015.07.003
Offices account for 40% of energy use in construction sector. Office building stock is already under-performing and dilapidating at a fast pace. With the current rate of repla...
O’Malley, C., Piroozfar, P., Farr, E. R. P. & Pomponi, F. (2015). Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigating strategies: A case-based comparative analysis. Sustainable Cities and Society. 19, 222-235. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2015.05.009. ISSN 2210-6707
Urbanisation may have been shown to have no effect on climate change, but some researchers suggest that cities are fully capable of responding to it. Urban Heat Islands (UHIs)...
Pomponi, F. & Piroozfar, P. A. (2014). Double- or Single-Skin Façades for Low-Carbon Office Refurbishments in the UK: A Comparative Case Study. In Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I, 379-389. Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17777-9_34. ISBN 978-3-319-17776-2; 978-3-319-17777-9
In the UK, 75 % of non-domestic buildings will still exist in 2050, and the reduction of their emissions represents a major challenge for the UK government to meet the greenho...
Clarke, P., Muneer, T., Davidson, A. & Kubie, J. (2008). Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 222(1), 61-67. doi:10.1243/09576509jpe474. ISSN 0957-6509
Growing concerns of global warming has spurred a rapid growth in micro-renewable technologies. Technologies, which can be integrated into building structures, such as photovol...
Smith, A., Fsadni, A. & Holt, G. (2017). Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment. Facilities. 35(9/10), 525-542. doi:10.1108/F-09-2016-0088. ISSN 0263-2772
The use of indoor living plants for enhancement of indoor relative humidity and the general environment of a large, modern, open plan office build...
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...