Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019). Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions (1403-1410)

The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investigated. Testing ranged from small strain, in resonant column apparatus, to la... Read More about Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project (2018)
Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Moncaster, A., & De Wolf, C. (2018). Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project. Energy and Buildings, 167, 177-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.052

In order to meet the mid-century carbon reduction targets and to mitigate climate change and global warming it is imperative that embodied greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in the built environment receive immediate attention from policy, industry an... Read More about Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project.

Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012 (2017)
Report
Bros Williamson, J. (2017). Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012. Edinburgh: Internal (Napier)

This document presents a review of four years of delivered energy demand of selected dwellings at the Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) developed by Kingdom Housing Association (KHA). It also includes results of the building performance bi-annual mon... Read More about Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012.

Work Package 1 - Review of construction process (2017)
Report
Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2017). Work Package 1 - Review of construction process. Edinburgh: Private, Cala Group Ltd

This report was commissioned by the Product Design Department at Cala Group Ltd (CALA) from the Scottish Energy Centre (review team) to assess current designs and construction methods. This review forms part of work package 1 (WP1) proposed as the fi... Read More about Work Package 1 - Review of construction process.

Sensing domestic energy use (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Davison, B. (2017, November). Sensing domestic energy use. Paper presented at U!REKA 2017: Towards and Education and Research Strategy, Edinburgh

Building accurate models of domestic energy use is difficult because of a lack of reliable representative data. This paper outlines a strategy for recruiting home owners to provide data from actual dwellings. Sensor networks are deployed to provide b... Read More about Sensing domestic energy use.

MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (2017). MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group. Flagship Group

The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-term management/maintenance.The report provides a detailed overview of above... Read More about MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group.

European Cities Can Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation by Changing Urban Albedo (2013)
Working Paper
Susca, T., & Creutzig, F. (2013). European Cities Can Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation by Changing Urban Albedo

The IPCC Working Group I Fourth Assessment Report found that since pre-industrial times until 2005, Land Use and Land Cover Change (LULCC) led to an increase in Earth´s albedo mainly due to the deforestation and the modification of land for agricultu... Read More about European Cities Can Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation by Changing Urban Albedo.

Panelist for the "Infrastructure and Climate Change" session. (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Susca, T. (2013, November). Panelist for the "Infrastructure and Climate Change" session. Presented at Dahrendorf Symposium 2013: Changing the European Debate: Focus on Climate Change, Berlin

No abstract available.

Albedo Modifications as Global Mitigation and Local Adaptation Strategy in (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Susca, T., & Creutzig, F. (2013, September). Albedo Modifications as Global Mitigation and Local Adaptation Strategy in. Presented at Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC)First Annual Conference. Climate change and its implications on ecosystem and society, Lecce, Italy

No abstract available.