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Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures (2021)
Journal Article
Hart, J., D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2021). Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 25(2), 403-418. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13139

Buildings and the construction industry are top contributors to climate change, and structures account for the largest share of the upfront greenhouse gas emissions. Whilst a body of research exists into such emissions, a systematic comparison of mul... Read More about Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures.

Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber (2020)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, F., & Hart, J. (2021). Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber. Journal of Cleaner Production, 279, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123487

The building and construction sector is a large contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and consumes the vastest amount of natural resources. Widely considered a hard-to-decarbonise sector, improvements in buildings and construction are... Read More about Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber.

Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
Lenzen, M., Li, M., Malik, A., Pomponi, F., Sun, Y., Wiedmann, T., …Yousefzadeh, M. (2020). Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic. PLOS ONE, 15(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235654

On 3 April 2020, the Director-General of the WHO stated: “[COVID-19] is much more than a health crisis. We are all aware of the profound social and economic consequences of the pandemic (WHO, 2020)”. Such consequences are the result of counter-measur... Read More about Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic.

On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures (2020)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2020). On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 31, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101426

This paper introduces a numerical study aimed at analysing and quantifying existing correlations between structural masses of the gravity frame in building structures (i.e. excluding lateral load resisting system) and some key basic design variables,... Read More about On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures.

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 (2020)
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 formation of pollutants worsening the urban air quality. Jointly, bad air quality... Read More about 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.

Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach (2019)
Presentation / Conference
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, L., Montaruli, M., Alshawawreh, L., Snaddon, S., Moghayedi, A., …Pomponi, F. (2019, September). Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach. Poster presented at RISE Awards 2019, Ipswich, UK

The constrained environment dominating Post-disaster Post-sheltering design solutions often results in a lack of consideration of sustainability and social dimensions. Neglecting sustainability has severe practical consequences on both people and the... Read More about Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach.

Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment of Contemporary and Traditional Housing in Palestine (2019)
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, Article 109333. 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 will only be exacerbated by projected trends in excessive urbanisation and... Read More about Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment of Contemporary and Traditional Housing in Palestine.

A compactness measure of sustainable building forms (2019)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2019). A compactness measure of sustainable building forms. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181265

Global population growth and urbanisation require countless more buildings in this century, causing an unprecedented increase in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation, and resource use. It is imperative to approach maximal ef... Read More about A compactness measure of sustainable building forms.

Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment (2019)
Journal Article
Hart, J., Adams, K., Giesekam, J., Densley Tingley, D., & Pomponi, F. (2019). Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment. Procedia CIRP, 80, 619-624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.12.015

The circular economy has moved quickly from niche conversations to mainstream attention. Reports, white papers, academic articles, and guidance are produced in rapid succession, and the world’s first standard on circular economy for organisations has... Read More about Barriers and drivers in a circular economy: the case of the built environment.

A triple-win scenario for horizontal collaboration in logistics: determining enabling and key success factors. (2019)
Journal Article
Palmieri, A., Pomponi, F., & Russo, A. (2019). A triple-win scenario for horizontal collaboration in logistics: determining enabling and key success factors. Business Strategy and the Environment, 28(6), 1166-1178. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2309

Horizontal collaborations emerged as a new strategic option in the logistics sector during the last decade. However, successful implementation of horizontal collaborations is far from a developed issue due to several barriers that exist or emerge whe... Read More about A triple-win scenario for horizontal collaboration in logistics: determining enabling and key success factors..

Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK (2019)
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 the multiple materials used, their manufacturing processes, a lifespan that... Read More about Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK.

Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers (2019)
Journal Article
Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Rye, T. (2019). Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers. Publications, 7(1), 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010015

Scientific publishing is experiencing unprecedented growth in terms of outputs across all fields. Inevitably this creates pressure throughout the system on a number of entities. One key element is represented by peer-reviewers, whose demand increases... Read More about Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers.

Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data (2018)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Myers, R., Sykes, J., Voss, E., Cousins-Jenvey, B., Fawcett, W., …Pomponi, F. (2019). Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data. Structures, 19, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2018.11.013

Buildings are the world's largest contributors to energy demand, greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, resource consumption and waste generation. An unmissable opportunity exists to tackle climate change, global warming, and resource scarcity by rethinki... Read More about Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data.

Briefing: BS 8001 and the built environment: a review and critique (2018)
Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2018). Briefing: BS 8001 and the built environment: a review and critique. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00067

The BSI has recently published the world’s first standard on the Circular Economy. The standard is intentionally broad and inclusive to suit all types of organisations and products. However, when it comes to complex products such as buildings – with... Read More about Briefing: BS 8001 and the built environment: a review and critique.

Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system (2018)
Journal Article
Moncaster, A., Pomponi, F., Symons, K., & Guthrie, P. (2018). Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system. Energy and Buildings, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.039

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used as an early-stage design-decision tool to support choices of structural system. However LCA modellers must first make numerous methodological decisions, and the resultant wide variations in approach ar... Read More about Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system.

Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2018). Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, 69, 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007

The circular economy has set out a new paradigm for a much needed shift from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. Buildings are top contributor globally for resource use and waste creation. Therefore, any improvement in an effective use of building... Read More about Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK.

Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design (2018)
Journal Article
D’Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018). Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design. Energy and Buildings, 168, 236-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.031

Building structures often represent the element with the largest mass in a building project, with significant effects on the buildings life cycle environmental impacts. Amongst structural materials, steel is characterised by its suitability to a larg... Read More about Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design.

Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation (2018)
Book
Pomponi, F., De Wolf, C., & Moncaster, A. (Eds.). (2018). Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7

This book provides a single-source reference for whole life embodied impacts of buildings. The comprehensive and persuasive text, written by over 50 invited experts from across the world, offers an indispensable resource both to newcomers and to est... Read More about Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation.