Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
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...
Currie, J. & Stinson, J. (2016, August). Bridging the Building Performance Gap. Presented at The Energy Agency and Ayrshire Housing CPD event, County Hall, Ayr
Ayrshire Housing, in collaboration with the Scottish Energy Centre (SEC) at Edinburgh Napier University, have worked over the last 4 years to define the practicality of integr...
Smith, S. (2008, January). Research knowledge transfer and testing facilities ot Scottish universities. Paper presented at Scottish Construction Centre
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Scottish Funding Council
North Lands Creative is the only open access dedicated glass studio in Scotland and one of a very small number in Europe.
Sustainability, perceived environmental impact and cost prevent the facility ...
This project would facilitate a feasibility study and energy survey for 4 organisations on Orkney, to explore the possibilities of transferring to a low carbon hydrogen fuelled energy system. The over...
Director of Sustainable Construction
Research Fellow, Module Leader
Smith, S. (1998, January). Update report on additional theoretical investigations into inter-laboratory results. Paper presented at CEN TC126 WG1 AhG4, Munich
Brechin, S., & Currie, J. Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019. 31 December 2018 - 31 December 2018
Experience the best of Scotland at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the Ne...
Paterson, W., Russell, D., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J., McCafferty, D., & Thompson, D. (in press). Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems,
1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled distur...
Saint, R. M., Garnier, C., Pomponi, F., & Currie, J. (2018). Thermal Performance through Heat Retention in Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heaters: A Review. Energies, 11(6), (1615). doi:10.3390/en11061615
Solar thermal systems are a long-standing technology that is receiving increased attention, in terms of research and development, due to ambitious climate change targets and t...
Garnier, C., Muneer, T., & Currie, J. (2018). Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater. Renewable Energy, 126, (281-295). doi:10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.041. ISSN 0960-1481
Integrated collector storage is a long established simple low cost solar water heater configuration combining the solar collector with a storage tank into a single un...
Pomponi, F., & Campos, L. M. (2018). Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings, 483-503. Cham: BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_22
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art on embodied carbon and life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings in the context of Latin America. It revi...
Giesekam, J., & Pomponi, F. (2017). Briefing: Embodied carbon dioxide assessment in buildings: guidance and gaps. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, (1-8). doi:10.1680/jensu.17.00032. ISSN 1478-4629
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...
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., D'Amico, B., & Moncaster, A. M. (2017). A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings. Energies, 10(4), (524). doi: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...
Mifsud, L., Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Comparative energy and comfort analysis of façade passive strategies for cooling loads reduction in the Mediterranean region. In Engineered Transparency 2016: Glass in Architecture and Structural EngineerinWiley. ISBN 978-3-433-03187-2
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Embodied carbon mitigation and reduction in the built environment – What does the evidence say?. Journal of Environmental Management. 181, 687-700. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.036. ISSN 0301-4797
Of all industrial sectors, the built environment puts the most pressure on the natural environment, and in spite of significant efforts the International Energy Agency suggest...
Piroozfar, P., Pomponi, F. & Farr, E. R. P. (2016). Life cycle assessment of domestic hot water systems: a comparative analysis. International journal of construction management. 16(2), 109-125. doi:10.1080/15623599.2016.1146111. ISSN 1562-3599
On average, hot water is responsible for 18% of residential energy consumption and corresponding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Several domestic hot water systems (DHWSs) are...
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or operation. The intention of this study is to develop a holistic approach; which includes aspects such as availability ...
Energy Technology Partnership
The development of a 4th generation smart heating and cooling network is an emerging technology to supply low carbon heat. However, the technology relies on low-temperature flow delivery temperatures ...
Inverted hydro-electrical generation concept realisation and proof of concept evaluation.
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 ...
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Innovative energy resourcing options for a new build distillery.
The project aims to seek an optimal low-carbon design for a new-build distillery, with particular reference to local energy systems an...
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...
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
With the emerging growth of this new industry sector, this project will seek to research and compile information pertinent to craft distilling in relation to energy use. Its main aim is to identify so...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
This project aims to decarbonise the Built Environment of Mexico City through Circular Economy, which ...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...