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Surface Albedo in Roofs’ Life Cycle Assessment: Black vs. White.

Presentation / Conference
Susca, T. (2011, June)
Surface Albedo in Roofs’ Life Cycle Assessment: Black vs. White. Presented at ELCAS 2011. 2nd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium, Nysiros, Greece
No abstract available.

The Contribution of the Albedo in LCA. Black vs. White Roofs: A Case Study in New York

Presentation / Conference
Susca, T., Gaffin, S., & Dell'Osso, G. R. (2010, June)
The Contribution of the Albedo in LCA. Black vs. White Roofs: A Case Study in New York. Presented at SEEP 2010. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, Bari, Italy
No abstract available.

Positive Effects of Vegetation: Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Green Roofs

Presentation / Conference
Susca, T., Gaffin, S. R., & Dell'Osso, G. R. (2010, June)
Positive Effects of Vegetation: Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Green Roofs. Presented at Urban Environmental Pollution 2010. Overcoming Obstacles to Sustainability and Quality of Life, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This paper attempts to evaluate the positive effects of vegetation with a multi-scale approach: an urban and a building scale. Monitoring the urban heat island in four areas o...

Development of a (Green) Roof Environmental Monitoring and Meteorological Network in New York City

Presentation / Conference
Gaffin, S., Khanbilvardi, R., Rosenzweig, C., & Susca, T. (2009, September)
Development of a (Green) Roof Environmental Monitoring and Meteorological Network in New York City. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, Berkeley, California
No abstract available.

Catching Two European Birds With One Renewable Stone Mitigating Climate Change Relieving Recession

Working Paper
Creutzig, F., Christoph Goldschmidt, J., Lehmann, P., Schmid, E., von Blücher, F., Breyer, C., …Susca, T. (2013)
Catching Two European Birds With One Renewable Stone Mitigating Climate Change Relieving Recession
The threat of climate change and other risks for ecosystems and human health require a transition of the energy system from fossil fuels towards renewable energies and higher ...

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...

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...

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...