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  • Com mesurar la sostenibilitat de les nostres estructures? 

    Viñolas Prat, Bernat; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Centre per a la Sostenibilitat, 2009-07-09)
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    En el tècnic és usual que en sentir parlar de sostenibilitat, adopti una actitud|postura de certa incredulitat, en basar-se amb freqüència els arguments en aspectes qualitatius (i en certs casos especulatius) sense una ...
  • Comparative analysis of available life cycle inventories of cement in the EU 

    Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Heino, Atte; Byars, Ewan; Cardim de Carvalho Filho, Arnaldo (Elsevier, 2004)
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    Life cycle inventories are a prerequisite of life cycle assessments. This paper conducts a comparative analysis of inventories of several different types of cement produced in Europe. It considers the production of 1 kg ...
  • Comparative analysis of the life cycle impact assessment of available cement inventories in the EU 

    Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Byars, Ewan; Cardim de Carvalho Filho, Arnaldo (Elsevier, 2007-05)
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    Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) is one of basic steps in Life Cycle Assessment methodology (LCA). This paper presents a comparative study of the LCIA of different life cycle inventories (LCI) for EU cements. The analysis ...
  • Comparative LCA of sewage sludge valorisation as both fuel and raw material substitute in clinker production 

    Valderrama Angel, César Alberto; Granados, Ricard; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Martínez Gasol, Carles; Guillem, Manel; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2013-07-15)
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    A life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impact of urban sewage sludge use as alternative fuel or raw material in clinker production was carried out. In order to quantify in detail the overall environmental ...
  • Comparison of finite element and finite difference modelling results with measured performance of a reinforced soil wall 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2014)
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    The performance of a metallic reinforced soil segmental retaining wall is examined in a systematic manner using two numerical modelling approaches. Finite element modelling was carried out using the commercial program ...
  • Comportamiento térmico de un invernadero integrado en azotea en una ciudad mediterránea : resultados preliminares 

    Nadal, Ana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Cerón, Ileana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2016)
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    La agricultura urbana (AU) es considerada una actividad esencial para el desarrollo de las ciudades debido a que promueve la producción local, ayuda a reducir los impactos ambientales del transporte y del embalaje ...
  • Development of urban solar infrastructure to support low-carbon mobility 

    Mendoza, Joan Manuel F.; Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Angrill Toledo, Sara; Garcia Lozano, Raul; Feijoo Costa, Gumersindo; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-10)
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    The provision of an adequate network of urban infrastructures is essential to create clean and energy-efficient urban mobility systems. However, the urban infrastructure to support sustainable mobility can produce a ...
  • Ecological network analysis of growing tomatoes in an urban rooftop greenhouse 

    Piezer, Kayla; Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Briese, Briese; Celik, Ilke; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Apul, Defne S (Elsevier, 2019-02)
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    Urban agriculture has emerged as an alternative to conventional rural agriculture seeking to foster a sustainable circular economy in cities. When considering the feasibility of urban agriculture and planning for the future ...
  • El ciment és vida: memòria de sostenibilitat 2007 

    Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Carrascón Ortiz, Sergio; Chicharro, Laura; Palau, Joan; Casas, Josep Maria; Monllor, Carmela (Agrupació de Fabricants de Ciment de Catalunya (A. Josa coordinador), 2007-01-15)
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    El ciment és, amb tota probabilitat, el producte que més contribueix a fer habitable el planeta. Ciment és sinònim de progrés humà. Des d’infraestructures de tractament de l’aigua fins a vies de comunicació, des d’habitatges ...
  • El concepto de la sostenibilidad 

    Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Alavedra, Pere (Los Autores, 2006)
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  • Environmental analysis of building shallow foundations: The influence of prefabrication, typology, and structural design codes 

    Pujadas Gispert, Ester; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2018)
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    The design of building foundations has usually been based on tradition, local practice, experience, and structural design codes. Safety is invariably considered the main factor and environmental criteria (or, in general, ...
  • Environmental and economic assessment of a pilot stormwater infiltration system for flood prevention in Brazil 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sevigné-Itoiz, Eva; Rojas-Gutierrez1, L. A.; Paceli Barbassa, Ademir; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell, Xavier (2015-11)
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    Green and grey stormwater management infrastructures, such as the filter, swale and infiltration trench (FST), can be used to prevent flooding events. The aim of this paper was to determine the environmental and economic ...
  • Environmental and geometric optimisation of cylindrical drinking water storage tanks 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Hernando Canovas, Elena; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2015-12)
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    Purpose: Urban water cycle construction processes are an important element to consider when assessing the sustainability of urban areas. The present study focuses on a structural and environmental analysis of cylindrical ...
  • Environmental assessment of an integrated rooftop greenhouse for food production in cities 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Llorach Massana, Pere; Nadal, Ana; Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia; Muñoz, Pere; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2018-03)
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    Vertical farming is emerging as an effective measure to grow food in buildings and can increase food production in urban areas in a more sustainable manner. This study presents a comprehensive environmental assessment of ...
  • Environmental assessment of drinking water transport and distribution network use phase for small to medium-sized municipalities in Spain 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Petit Boix, Anna; Gasol, Carlos M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Suárez-Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-01)
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    Previous studies assessing the environmental impacts of drinking water supply networks have considered a bottom-up approach, analysing single case studies. This paper presents a top-down approach for the assessment of the ...
  • Environmental assessment of earth retaining wall structures 

    Puig Damians, Ivan; Bathurst, Richard; García Adroguer, Eduard; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Lloret Morancho, Antonio (2017-12)
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    Life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognised as a powerful technique to determine the environmental impact component of sustainability assessments of structures in civil engineering projects at the time of design. This paper ...
  • Environmental assessment of stormwater infrastructures built with the best management practices 

    Rojas-Gutierrez1, L. A.; Petit Boix, Anna; Barbassa, AP; Teixeira, B.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos (ABRH), 2014)
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    Although some infrastructures were built for environmental purposes, there is a growing concern about their actual environmental impacts. In the context of hydrologic risk management, Best Management Practices (BMPs) are ...
  • Environmental effects of using different construction codes applied to reinforced concrete beam designs based on Model Code 2010 and Spanish Standard EHE-08 

    Almirall, C.; Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2019-01)
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    Assuming specific behavior models, the variety of design codes currently used for the design of concrete beams inevitably results in different solutions, ensuring service during the expected lifetime with a maximum functional ...
  • Environmental impact of public charging facilities for electric two-wheelers 

    Mendoza, Joan Manuel F.; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2016-02)
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    The environmental characterization of the charging infrastructure required to operate electric vehicles (EVs) is usually overlooked in the literature. Only rudimentary life cycle inventories of EV charging facilities are ...
  • Environmental performance of rainwater harvesting strategies in Mediterranean buildings 

    Angrill Toledo, Sara; Segura Castillo, Luis; Petit Boix, Anna; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2017-03)
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    Purpose: The rapid urbanization and the constant expansion of urban areas during the last decades have locally led to increasing water shortage. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems have the potential to be an important ...