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Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2017)
Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143(1), 710-718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.055
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...

Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) will likely yield more accurate results than process-based LCA

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Lenzen, M. (2017)
Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) will likely yield more accurate results than process-based LCA. Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.119
We analyse the comparative investigation into truncation vs. aggregation errors of process-based and hybrid LCA by Yang et al. 2017. We analyse the validity of their findings ...

Uncertainty Analysis in Embodied Carbon Assessments: What Are the Implications of Its Omission?

Book
Mendoza Beltran, M. A., Pomponi, F., Guinée, J. B., & Heijungs, R. (2018)
Uncertainty Analysis in Embodied Carbon Assessments: What Are the Implications of Its Omission?. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings, 3-21. London: BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_1
Embodied carbon assessments of buildings are not methodologically very different from the more well-known life cycle assessments (LCAs). In particular, the two also share the ...

Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest.

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2017)
Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: the next performance gap made manifest. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.049
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...

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...

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...

The German automotive industry’s strategic sustainability management - dealing with the ongoing global carbon crisis through sustainable-value creation

Thesis
Legl, C. The German automotive industry’s strategic sustainability management - dealing with the ongoing global carbon crisis through sustainable-value creation. (Dissertation)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1878163
The importance of leading German automotive industry’s low/non-carbon transition is set upon a collaborative-undertaking approach towards sustainable-value creation. By discus...

Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment of Contemporary and Traditional Housing in Palestine

Journal Article
Piroozfar, P., Pomponi, F., & El-Alem, F. (2019)
Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment of Contemporary and Traditional Housing in Palestine. Energy and Buildings, 202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109333
Residential buildings consume a vast amount of energy throughout their whole-life cycles with the subsequent greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted in the atmosphere. This phenomenon ...

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...

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...