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Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK

Journal Article
Saint, R. M., Pomponi, F., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. I. (2019)
Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 172(3), 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00068
Passive solar systems are often designed primarily with efficiency in mind, and research efforts are concentrated towards gaining an increase in performance. However, due to t...

Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system

Journal Article
Kolhe, M., Adhikari, S., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system. Applied Energy, 233-234, 403-411. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.012
This paper explores the use of electric car roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) powered ventilation for cabin heat management/ventilation. A fully-functional Renault Zoe electric c...

Multiscale Approach to Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluation of the Effect of an Increase in New York City's Rooftop Albedo on Human Health

Journal Article
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...

Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs

Journal Article
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...

Positive effects of vegetation: Urban heat island and green roofs

Journal Article
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...

Development of a Green Roof Environmental Monitoring and Meteorological Network in New York City

Presentation / Conference
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