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    • Integrated structural analysis and life cycle assessment of equivalent trench-pipe systems for sewerage 

      Petit Boix, Anna; Roigé Montornés, Núria; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2016-02)
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      The demand for sanitation infrastructures is increasing due to a rise in the urban population. To meet the need for wastewater collection, the construction of sewer networks must comply with a series of technical parameters ...
    • Laboratory-based spectral data acquisition of roof materials 

      Zambrano Prado, Perla; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Pérez Aragüés, Fernando; Marchán Hernández, Juan Fernando; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2020)
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      Roof characteristics such as material type and their properties information are essential to integrating urban agriculture (UA), rainwater harvesting systems (RWHS), and energy systems on roofs. Roof materials can be ...
    • Life cycle and hydrologic modeling of rainwater harvesting in urban neighborhoods: implications of urban form and water demand patterns in the US and Spain 

      Petit Boix, Anna; Devkota, Jay; Phillips, Robert; Vargas Parra, María Violeta; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Gabarrell, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Apul, Defne S (Elsevier, 2018-04)
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      Water management plays a major role in any city, but applying alternative strategies might be more or less feasible depending on the urban form and water demand. This paper aims to compare the environmental performance of ...
    • Life cycle management applied to urban fabric planning 

      Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Oliver Solà, Jordi; Fernández Mendoza, Joan-Manuel F.; Sanjuan Demás, David; Petit Boix, Anna; Sanyé-Mengual, E. (Springer, 2015)
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      Illustrates how Life Cycle Management is or can be integrated into business practice, thereby creating sustainability within organizations.
    • Rooftop greenhouses in educational centers: a sustainability assessment of urban agriculture in compact cities 

      Nadal, Ana; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2018)
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      Today, urban agriculture is one of the most widely used sustainability strategies to improve the metabolism of a city. Schools can play an important role in the implementation of sustainability master plans, due their ...
    • Social perception of urban agriculture in Latin-America. A case study in Mexican social housing 

      Nadal, Ana; Cerón Palma, Ileana; García-Gómez, Carmen; Pérez-Sánchez, María; Rodríguez-Labajos, Beatriz; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Josa, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2018-03-14)
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      Food security is at the heart of governmental agendas of developing countries. In Latin America, urban agriculture (UA) offers an interesting alternative to ensuring a sufficient, safe and nutritious food supply for urban ...
    • The ICTA-ICP Rooftop Greenhouse Lab (RTG-Lab): closing metabolic flows (energy, water, CO2) through integrated Rooftop Greenhouses 

      Sanyé-Mengual, E.; Llorach Massana, Pere; Sanjuan Demás, David; Oliver-Solà, Jordi; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Montero, Juan Ignacio; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2014)
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      The ICTA-ICP Rooftop Greenhouse Lab (RTG-Lab) is a research-oriented RTG situated in the UAB Campus (Bellaterra, Barcelona). In contrast to current RTGs, the RTG-Lab integrates energy, water and CO2 flows into the building’s ...
    • Urban agriculture in the framework of sustainable urbanism 

      Nadal, Ana; Cerón Palma, Ileana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Sanyé-Mengual, Esther (2015)
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      Agriculture represents a crucial phase in the development of mankind. Although cities initially had close ties withagriculture, which was a key element in ancient civilisations, in modern twentieth-century urban plans, ...
    • Urban planning and agriculture. Methodology for assessing rooftop greenhouse potential of non-residential areas using airborne sensors 

      Nadal, Ana; Alamús, Ramón; Pipia, Luca; Ruiz García, Antonio; Corbera, Jordi; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2017-12-01)
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      The integration of rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) in urban buildings is a practice that is becoming increasingly important in the world for their contribution to food security and sustainable development. However, the supply ...
    • Urban rainwater runoff quantity and quality: a potential endogenous resource in cities? 

      Angrill Toledo, Sara; Petit Boix, Anna; Morales Pinzon, Tito; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2017-03)
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      Rainwater harvesting might help to achieve self-sufficiency, but it must comply with health standards. We studied the runoff quantity and quality harvested from seven urban surfaces in a university campus in Barcelona ...