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Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Stinson, J., Willis, A., Williamson, J. B., Currie, J., & Smith, R. (2015). Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users. Energy Procedia, 78, 579-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015

We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the preliminary six months findings of a three year research project involving 52 new bu... Read More about Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users.

Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces. (1998)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Currie, J., & Capper, G. (1998). Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces. In G. Guarracino (Ed.), Proceedings, 2nd European conference on energy performance and indoor climate in buildings and 3rd international conference on indoor air qual

Smoking restrictions in the workplace and increased health consciousness at home have seen a sizable reduction in the number of spaces where smoking is permissible. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ventilation in public houses,... Read More about Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces..

A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Pomponi, F., Ip, K., & Oxizidis, S. (2014). A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments.

Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution for low-carbon façade retrofit of existing non-domestic buildings. Availab... Read More about A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments.

Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Pomponi, F., Ip, K., Oxizidis, S., & Piroozfar, P. (2014). Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates.

Double skin facades (DSFs) are gaining momentum in Europe as a low-energy design technique for the refurbishments of office buildings due to their potential to act as a thermal buffer in winter and maximise the use of natural ventilation in... Read More about Energy and comfort analysis of glazed double skin facades for refurbishments in temperate climates.

Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments (2008)
Journal Article
Clarke, P., Muneer, T., Davidson, A., & Kubie, J. (2008). Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 222(1), 61-

Growing concerns of global warming has spurred a rapid growth in micro-renewable technologies. Technologies, which can be integrated into building structures, such as photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, are a popular choice with clients and insta... Read More about Models for the estimation of building integrated photovoltaic systems in urban environments.

Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments (2020)
Journal Article
Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., Cai, Z., Shi, H., & Zuo, L. (2020). Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column

Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in a soil. In this study, soil column experiments were conducted to explore v... Read More about Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments.

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

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.

Models for Estimating Solar Radiation and Illuminance From Meteorological Parameters (2000)
Journal Article
Muneer, T., Gul, M. S., & Kubie, J. (2000). Models for Estimating Solar Radiation and Illuminance From Meteorological Parameters. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 122(3), 146. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1313529

Sunshine fraction, cloud amount, temperature, and global irradiation are the most commonly measured meteorological parameters. In this article five models based mainly on the abovementioned variables for the determination of irradiation and illuminan... Read More about Models for Estimating Solar Radiation and Illuminance From Meteorological Parameters.