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Gaffin, S. R., Rosenzweig, C., Eichenbaum-Pikser, J., Khanbilvardi, R., & Susca, T. (2010). A temperature and seasonal energy analysis of green, white, and black roofs. New York City, New York, USA: Columbia University
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Susca, T. (2013, July). Global and Local Benefits of the Increase in Albedo in European Cities. Presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: Low-Carbon Infrastructures, Co-Benefits and Land Taxation in European Cities, Berlin
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Susca, T. (2013, July). Global and Local Benefits of the Increase in Albedo in European Cities. Paper presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: Low-Carbon Infrastructures, Co-Benefits and Land Taxation in European Cities, Berlin
Royal Academy of Engineering
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Susca, T., Fernandez, B., & Lohrey, S. (2013, June). Current State and Barriers for the Development of Renewable Energy in Europe. Paper presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: A European Energiewende as a European Common Good?
Susca, T. (2013, February). Assessment of the Effect of the Enhancement of Urban Infrastructures on Climate Change: the Case Study of European Cities. Paper presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: Economics and Climate Change, Brussels
Susca, T. (2011, June). Surface Albedo in Roofs’ Life Cycle Assessment: Black vs. White. Presented at ELCAS 2011. 2nd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium, Nysiros, Greece
Susca, T., Gaffin, S., & Dell'Osso, G. R. (2010, June). The Contribution of the Albedo in LCA. Black vs. White Roofs: A Case Study in New York. Presented at SEEP 2010. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, Bari, Italy
Susca, T., Gaffin, S. R., & Dell'Osso, G. R. (2010, June). Positive Effects of Vegetation: Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Green Roofs. Presented at Urban Environmental Pollution 2010. Overcoming Obstacles to Sustainability and Quality of Life, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This paper attempts to evaluate the positive effects of vegetation with a multi-scale approach: an urban and a building scale. Monitoring the urban heat island in four areas o...
Susca, T., Gaffin, S., & Dell'Osso, G. (2010, May). The Contribution of the Albedo in LCA Evaluation of Three Roofs. Presented at CYCLE 2010. 4th Canadian Form on the Life Cycle Management of Products and Services, Montreal, Canada
Gaffin, S., Khanbilvardi, R., Rosenzweig, C., & Susca, T. (2009, September). Development of a (Green) Roof Environmental Monitoring and Meteorological Network in New York City. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, Berkeley, California
Gaffin, S., Khanbilvardi, R., Rosenzweig, C., & Susca, T. (2009, July). Development of a Green Roof Environmental Monitoring and Meteorological Network in New York City. Presented at The 17th Annual New York State ReLeaf Conference. Greening the Big Apple: Forestry from the Streets, New York City, New York, USA
Nanaki, E., Koroneos, C., Roset, J., Susca, T., Christensen, T., De Gregorio Hurtado, S., …López-Jiménez, P. A. (2017). Environmental assessment of 9 European public bus transportation systems. Sustainable Cities and Society, 28, 42-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2016.08.025
The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, transportation represented approximately 25 percent of total EU’s greenhouse...
Susca, T. (2012). Multiscale Approach to Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluation of the Effect of an Increase in New York City's Rooftop Albedo on Human Health. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16(6), 951-962. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00560.x
The urban environment is characterized by multiple interactions between its parts, and any change can determine a modification in its metabolism. Typically life cycle assessme...
Susca, T. (2012). Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs. Environmental Pollution, 163, 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.12.019
Traditionally, life cycle assessment (LCA) does not estimate a key property: surface albedo. Here an enhancement of the LCA methodology has been proposed through the developme...
Susca, T., Gaffin, S., & Dell'Osso, G. (2011). Positive effects of vegetation: Urban heat island and green roofs. Environmental Pollution, 159(8-9), 2119-2126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.03.007
Monitoring the urban heat island in four areas of New York City, we have found an average of 2 °C difference of temperatures between the most and the least vegetated areas, as...