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Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making

Journal Article
Susca, T., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2), 410-423. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12980
Urbanization often entails a surge in urban temperature compared to the rural surroundings: the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Such a temperature increase triggers the format...

Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution. In Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2016: Conference Proceedings
Circular economy is quickly gaining momentum across numerous research fields. The founding principles of circular economies lie in a different perspective on, and management o...

Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-Domestic Buildings

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-Domestic Buildings. In Proceedings of the CESB16
Nearly half of the non-domestic building stock in central Europe was constructed between 1961-1 990. Partly due to the technical lifespan of façades and building components, m...

Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry
One of the founding principles of the Circular Economy is to foster the focus on longer-lasting products. Arguably, extremely few products in the present days last as long as ...

Double- or Single-Skin Façades for Low-Carbon Office Refurbishments in the UK: A Comparative Case Study

Book Chapter
Pomponi, F., & Piroozfar, P. A. (2015)
Double- or Single-Skin Façades for Low-Carbon Office Refurbishments in the UK: A Comparative Case Study. In Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I (379-389). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17777-9_34
In the UK, 75% of non-domestic buildings will still exist in 2050, and the reduction of their emissions represents a major challenge for the UK government to meet the greenhou...

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...

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...

Life cycle assessment of domestic hot water systems: a comparative analysis

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2016.1146111
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...

An Investigation into GHG and non-GHG Impacts of Double Skin Façades in Office Refurbishments: Low-Carbon Refurbishment with Double Skin Façades

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12368
The building sector is a major contributor to energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and depletion of natural resources. In developed countries, existing building...