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    • A comparison of standardized calculation methods for in situ measurements of facades U-value 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2016-10-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      In recent years, a growing concern has been how to determine the actual thermal behaviour of façades in their operational stage, in order to establish appropriate energy-saving measures. This paper aims at comparing ...
    • Adaptación de las titulaciones técnicas al EEES. El caso de arquitectura técnica en la EPSEB - UPC 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan (2014)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      La armonización de los diferentes estudios universitarios en Europa y la creación del EEES ha supuesto un cambio de mentalidad en el diseño los nuevos planes de estudios y en la forma de contabilizar el proceso ¿enseñanza ...
    • Adaptation of the EHEA standards in degree programs 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula (2014-01-01)
      Article
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      In Spain, the model of education proposed by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) represents a change in teaching methodology and planning that affects all involved in a degree course. The question is where this change ...
    • Analysis of the Applicability of Non-Destructive Techniques to Determine In Situ Thermal Transmittance in Passive House Façades 

      Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-12-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Within the European framework, the passive house has become an essential constructive solution in terms of building efficiency and CO2 reduction. However, the main approaches have been focused on post-occupancy surveys, ...
    • Classifying system for façades and anomalies 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2016-02)
      Article
      Open Access
      Façades play an important role in buildings’ energy demand, and their state of conservation obviously influences thermal performance. The energy performance gap in existing residential buildings due to façade conservation ...
    • Consideraciones para el buen gobierno de una empresa: la prevención de riesgos laborales, el código ético y los valores corporativos 

      Armengou Marsans, Luis María; García Pellicer, Maria Carmen; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; López Domínguez, Mercedes; Pérez Arenas, Olga Karina; Quiñones Ruiz, José Miguel; Ventosa García-Murato, Montserrat (2007-06-09)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Sin duda la responsabilidad social en las empresas es una cuestión fundamental en lo que al buen gobierno de las organizaciones se refiere. Es por este motivo que siempre se ha tenido en cuenta en el ámbito empresarial ...
    • Creation and design of a guidelined model for the management of public urban spaces and services 

      Avellaneda López, Alina; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Gibert Armengol, Vicente; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula (Escuela Universitaria de Arquitectura Técnica . Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2009)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The objective of this project is the creation of a guidelined management model to optimize public spaces and urban services. The indicators composing the computerized Balanced Scorecard of the model provide information ...
    • Energy benchmarking of existing office stock in Spain: trends and drivers 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca (2019-11-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      Buildings play a central role in the clean energy transition, which is why it is vital to understand how energy is consumed in this sector. Energy performance certificate databases are considered a key source of information ...
    • Impact assessment of the façades' actual state on the energy performance gap of residential buildings 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-06-27)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Bridging the gap between the predicted and actual energy performance of buildings is necessary to increase the energy performance of existing buildings and achieve the European Union’s energy efficiency targets in the “2030 ...
    • In situ measurement of façades with a low U-value: avoiding deviations 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2018-04-17)
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      In situ measurements of low thermal transmittance façades are required to ensure compliance with en- ergy performance strategies for new nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and with energy policies for the transition of ...
    • Individualized sustainable and cost optimal energy retrofitting solutions for the existing office building stock 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Puig Engel, Ariadna; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (Instituto de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico para a Construção, Energia, Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, 2019)
      Conference report
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      Formulating cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy retrofitting strategies for the existing building stock is a complex task due to the heterogeneity of this sector. The aim of this paper is to present an ongoing ...
    • Influence of admission marks on the academic performance of technical architecture students 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula (Tempus Publications, 2016)
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      Traditionally, students from higher training cycle and upper secondary school education access higher technical education with a wide range of access marks in each group. The purpose of this article is to analyse how ...
    • Influence of HFM thermal contact on the accuracy of in situ measurements of façades’ U-value in operational stage 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-01-22)
      Article
      Open Access
      Accurate information on the actual thermal transmittance of walls is vital to select appropriate energy-saving measures in existing buildings to meet the commitments of the European Green Deal. To obtain accurate results ...
    • Life-cycle environmental and cost-effective energy retrofitting solutions for office stock 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Elsevier, 2020-10-01)
      Article
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      The European Green Deal establishes the need to renovate buildings in an energy efficient way, to address climate and environmental challenges. The purpose of this study was to devise a model for identifying environmental, ...
    • Office representatives for cost-optimal energy retrofitting analysis: a novel approach using cluster analysis of energy performance certificate databases 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca (2020-01-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      A large number of buildings must be evaluated to formulate energy retrofitting policies for existing building stock. In this context, it is crucial to identify reference buildings that can effectively represent the entire ...
    • Review of criteria for determining HFM minimum test duration 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2018-10-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      The actual thermal behaviour of façades is important to identify suitable energy-saving measures and in- crease the energy performance of existing buildings. However, the accuracy of in situ measurements of façades’ U-values ...
    • Summer thermal comfort in nursing homes in the Mediterranean climate 

      Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (2020-12-15)
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      The number of people living in nursing homes is increasing due to the growth of ageing population. However, existing standards on thermal comfort do not consider how occupants of nursing homes perceive their thermal ...