Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2017). BEETLE²
BEETLE², (Built Environment Efficiency Tool for Low Environmental Externalities) is a tool aimed at promoting an efficient and effective use of resources in the built environm...
Nanaki, E. A., Koroneos, C. J., Rovas, D., Roset, J., Susca, T., Christensen, T. H., …Amparo López-Jiménez, P. (2014). Comparing emissions from 9 European cities and their bus fleets
No abstract available.
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L. & Moncaster, A. (2017, June). Bio inspired design: when sun and wind are there to help. Paper presented at 23rd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Bogota', Colombia
Colombia is increasingly acknowledging the role that bioclimatic design of buildings can play within both environmental sustainability — through reductions in energy consumpti...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
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 ...
Scottish Funding Council
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Research Fellow, Module Leader
Susca, T. (2013, February). Assessment of the Effect of the Enhancement of Urban Infrastructures on Climate Change: the Case Study of European Cities. Presented at Dahrendorf Workshop: Economics and Climate Change, Brussels
Susca, T. (2012, November). Social dimension of a multi-scale life cycle assessment: the urban heat island mitigation in New York City. Presented at SETAC Europe 18th SETAC LCA Case Study Symposium. Tools, Trends and Applications, Copenhagen, Denmark
In the next years the number of cities plagued by the urban heat island (UHI) will likely grow because of the increase in urban population. This will cause the increase in hea...
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...
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
D'Amico, B., Myers, R., Sykes, J., Voss, E., Cousins-Jenvey, B., Fawcett, W., …Pomponi, F. (2018). Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data. Structures, doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2018.11.013
Buildings are the world's largest contributors to energy demand, greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, resource consumption and waste generation. An unmissable opportunity exists ...
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2018). Briefing: BS 8001 and the built environment: a review and critique. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 1-4. doi:10.1680/jensu.17.00067
The BSI has recently published the world’s first standard on the Circular Economy. The standard is intentionally broad and inclusive to suit all types of organisations and pro...
Moncaster, A., Pomponi, F., Symons, K., & Guthrie, P. (2018). Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system. Energy and Buildings, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.039. ISSN 0378-7788
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used as an early-stage design-decision tool to support choices of structural system. However LCA modellers must first make numerous...
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2018). Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, 69, (189-193). doi:10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007. 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...
D’Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018). Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design. Energy and Buildings, 168, (236-250). doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.031. ISSN 0378-7788
Building structures often represent the element with the largest mass in a building project, with significant effects on the buildings life cycle environmental impacts. Amongs...
F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), (2018). Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation
This book provides a single-source reference for whole life embodied impacts of buildings. The comprehensive and persuasive text, written by over 50 invited experts from acros...
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...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...