Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
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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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...
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...
Director of Sustainable Construction
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
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
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...
Smith, A. (in press). Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment. Facilities. 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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...