Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). A method for visualising embodied and whole life carbon of buildings. In Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart ConstructionSpringer Verlag. ISBN 978-3319503455
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De Wolf, C., Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). Measuring embodied carbon dioxide equivalent of buildings: A review and critique of current industry practice. Energy and Buildings. 140, 68-80. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.01.075. ISSN 0378-7788
Lowering the embodied carbon dioxide equivalent (embodied CO2e) of buildings is an essential response to national and global targets for carbon reduction. Globally, constructi...
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
Scottish Funding Council
This project is to assist in the research of cleaning coffee cups to a standard acceptable for public use. The research will be used in the development of a product that can be installed in office sp...
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
Research Fellow, Module Leader
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2017). Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework. Journal of Cleaner Production. 143(1), 710-718. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.055. ISSN 0959-6526
The built environment puts major pressure on the natural environment; its role in transitioning to a circular economy (CE) is therefore fundamental. However, current CE resear...
Gress, S. K., Huxham, M., Kairo, J. G., Mugi, L. M., & Briers, R. A. (2017). Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves. Global Change Biology, 23(1), 224-234. doi:10.1111/gcb.13438
Despite covering only approximately 138,000 km2, mangroves are globally important carbon sinks with carbon density values 3 to 4 times that of terrestrial forests. A key chall...
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...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. A. E., Southall, R., Ashton, P. & Farr, E. R. P. (2016). Energy performance of Double-Skin Façades in temperate climates: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 54, 1525-1536. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.075. ISSN 1364-0321
Double Skin Façades (DSFs) are applied in both new and existing buildings, especially in temperate climates. Research in this area is steadily growing; however, there is a lac...
Piroozfar, P. A., Farr, E. R., & Pomponi, F. (2016). An Investigation into GHG and non-GHG Impacts of Double Skin Façades in Office Refurbishments: Low-Carbon Refurbishment with Double Skin Façades. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 20(2), (234-248). doi:10.1111/jiec.12368. ISSN 1088-1980
The building sector is a major contributor to energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and depletion of natural resources. In developed countries, existing building...
Pomponi, F., Piroozfar, P. A. E., Southall, R., Ashton, P. & Farr, E. R. P. (2015). Life cycle energy and carbon assessment of double skin façades for office refurbishments. Energy and Buildings. 109, 143-156. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.09.051. ISSN 0378-7788
In countries like the UK, the upkeep of existing buildings is where the greatest opportunities for achieving carbon reduction targets lie. Façades are the physical barriers be...
Pomponi, F., Farr, E. R., Piroozfar, P. & Gates, J. R. (2015). Façade refurbishment of existing office buildings: Do conventional energy-saving interventions always work?. Journal of Building Engineering. 3, 135-143. doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2015.07.003
Offices account for 40% of energy use in construction sector. Office building stock is already under-performing and dilapidating at a fast pace. With the current rate of repla...
Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., …Briers, R. A. (2015). Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Environmental Management, 157, 168-181. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.018
Mangrove forests are under global pressure. Habitat destruction and degradation persist despite longstanding recognition of the important ecological functions of mangroves. He...
Pomponi, F. (2018). Building as we did in the past is not sustainable and needs to change
Pomponi, F. (2017). So much for COP23 – there’s a whole class of carbon emissions we’re totally ignoring
Article published on 'The Conversation' on embodied carbon of buildings.
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 Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
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...
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 IIIISBN N/A
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...
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...
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...
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
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 ...