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Black, Green and White Roofs Evaluated Through the Use of an Implemented Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methodology

Presentation / Conference
Susca, T. (2012, December)
Black, Green and White Roofs Evaluated Through the Use of an Implemented Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methodology. Poster presented at International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy. Enabling Sustainable Space Exploration
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Numerical investigation for optimizing segmented micro-channel heat sink by Taguchi-Grey method

Journal Article
Naqiuddin, N. H., Saw, L. H., Yew, M. C., Yusof, F., Poon, H. M., Cai, Z., & Thiam, H. S. (2018)
Numerical investigation for optimizing segmented micro-channel heat sink by Taguchi-Grey method. Applied Energy, 222, 437-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.186
• Novel segmented micro-channel heat sink has been designed. • CFD models have been developed to simulate the performance of the segmented micro-channel. • Enhanced the coolin...

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...

Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments

Journal Article
Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., …Zuo, L. (2020)
Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments. Vadose Zone Journal, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20011
Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in...

Embodied carbon mitigation and reduction in the built environment – What does the evidence say?

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.036
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...

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...

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...