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Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system

Journal Article
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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.039
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...

Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007
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...

Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.031
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...

Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Moncaster, A., & De Wolf, C. (2018)
Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project. Energy and Buildings, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.052
In order to meet the mid-century carbon reduction targets and to mitigate climate change and global warming it is imperative that embodied greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in...

Briefing: Embodied carbon dioxide assessment in buildings: guidance and gaps

Journal Article
Giesekam, J., & Pomponi, F. (2017)
Briefing: Embodied carbon dioxide assessment in buildings: guidance and gaps. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00032
The construction industry, through its activities and supply chains as well as the operation of the assets that it creates, is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emi...

Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L., & Pomponi, F. (2017)
Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In L. Brotas, S. Roaf, & F. Nicol (Eds.), PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...

Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A., & Smith, S. (2017)
Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...

Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings

Conference Proceeding
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. (2017)
Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, (361-368
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...

Bio inspired design: when sun and wind are there to help

Presentation / Conference
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...

A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Moncaster, A. M. (2017)
A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings. Energies, 10(4), 524. https://doi.org/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...