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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). 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...
27 August 2017
Zero Hour Lecturer
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (in press). Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271
The circular economy has set out a new paradigm for a much
needed shift from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. Buildings are top contributor globally for resource use and w...
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...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework. Journal of Cleaner Production. 143(1), 710-718. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.055. ISSN 0959-6526
The built environment puts major pressure on the natural environment; its role in transitioning to a circular economy (CE) is therefore fundamental. However, current CE resear...
Gress, S. K., Huxham, M., Kairo, J. G., Mugi, L. M., & Briers, R. A. (2016). Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves. Global Change Biology, 23(1), (224-234). doi:10.1111/gcb.13438. ISSN 1354-1013
Despite covering only approximately 138,000 km2, mangroves are globally important carbon sinks with carbon density values 3 to 4 times that of terrestrial forests. A key chall...
Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., …Briers, R. A. (2015). Applying climate compatible development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Environmental Management, 157, (168-181). doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.018. ISSN 0301-4797
Mangrove forests are under global pressure. Habitat destruction and degradation persist despite longstanding recognition of the important ecological functions of mangroves. He...
Mcwhinnie, L., Briers, R. A., & Fernandes, T. F. (2014). The development and testing of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters. Ocean and Coastal Management, 103, (34-41). doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.11.004. ISSN 0964-5691
Marine Spatial Planning attempts to develop integrated planning frameworks for the management of activities within marine ecosystems and support sustainable development. This ...
Khaleel, F. & Abdullah, M. (2015). Modelling Waqf As An Agency For Time Based Donations Of Human Capital. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law. 5(2)ISSN 2047-8747
Humanitarian responses, in the wake of complex emergencies, have never been just about supply of monetary assistance and commodities, as the accessibility and availability of ...
Payne, C., Bell, C., Steen, P., Currie, J., Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J. & Muschamp, H. (2017). Fife Local Energy Masterplan. Burntisland: Fife Council
The way we generate and use energy has constantly changed. In recent decades it has become the role of the National Grid, gas network, and multinational energy companies to de...
The role of technical efficiency and product...