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Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019, June). Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. Presented at 7th International Co

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Multiscale Approach to Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluation of the Effect of an Increase in New York City's Rooftop Albedo on Human Health (2012)
Journal Article
Susca, T. (2012). Multiscale Approach to Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluation of the Effect of an Increase in New York City's Rooftop Albedo on Human Health. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16(6), 951-962. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00560.x

The urban environment is characterized by multiple interactions between its parts, and any change can determine a modification in its metabolism. Typically life cycle assessment (LCA) takes into account only part of the interactions. The main aim of... Read More about Multiscale Approach to Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluation of the Effect of an Increase in New York City's Rooftop Albedo on Human Health.

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

Positive effects of vegetation: Urban heat island and green roofs (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Susca, T., Gaffin, S., & Dell'Osso, G. (2011). Positive effects of vegetation: Urban heat island and green roofs. Environmental Pollution, 159(8-9), 2119-2126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.03.007

Monitoring the urban heat island in four areas of New York City, we have found an average of 2 °C difference of temperatures between the most and the least vegetated areas, ascribable to the substitution of vegetation with man-made building materials... Read More about Positive effects of vegetation: Urban heat island and green roofs.

Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs (2012)
Journal Article
Susca, T. (2012). Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs. Environmental Pollution, 163, 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.12.019

Traditionally, life cycle assessment (LCA) does not estimate a key property: surface albedo. Here an enhancement of the LCA methodology has been proposed through the development and employment of a time-dependent climatological model for including th... Read More about Enhancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to include the effect of surface albedo on climate change: Comparing black and white roofs.