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    • Assessing the cooling effect of urban textile shading devices through time-lapse thermography 

      García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit; Coch Roura, Helena (Elsevier, 2020)
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      The overheating of the street surfaces has negative impacts on pedestrian comfort and cooling energy consumption. During the past few decades, extensive research has been carried out on heat mitigation technologies. However, ...
    • Benefits of street sun sails to limit building cooling needs in a mediterranean city 

      García Nevado, Elena; Duport, Nicolas; Bugeat, Antoine; Beckers, Benoit (2021-01)
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      Sun sails are a traditional street-scale shading strategy in Mediterranean cities to improve outdoor comfort. So far, their benefits for indoor comfort remain almost unexplored. To addresses this gap, we carry out thermal ...
    • Characterization of façade fenestration for energy studies within the "Eixample" urban tissue of Barcelona 

      García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit; Coch Roura, Helena (Elsevier, 2017)
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      This paper explores the possibility of characterising the degree of fenestration of a certain city by studying a limited building sample. For the case study of the Eixample district of Barcelona, window-to-wall ratio (WWR) ...
    • Characterization of façade fenestration for energy studies within the “Eixample” urban tissue of Barcelona 

      García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit; Coch Roura, Helena (2017-09)
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      This paper explores the possibility of characterising the degree of fenestration of a certain city by studying a limited building sample. For the case study of the Eixample district of Barcelona, window-to-wall ratio (WWR) ...
    • Characterization of solar access in mediterranean cities: oriented sky factor 

      García Nevado, Elena; Pagès Ramon, Anna; Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit (Building Green Futures, 2015)
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      The link between city morphology and urban energy consumption, although proved, requires further research. In that sense, the analysis of parameters describing the urban texture may be a useful approach for energy assessment ...
    • Effects of urban morphology on shading for pedestrians : sky view factor (SVF) as an indicator of solar access 

      Masoud, Badia Ghassan; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit (2019)
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      This work deals with the particulars of urban design in hot climate cities, where direct solar radiation leads to high temperature. This paper considers old part of Jeddah city as a compact neighborhood case study. We ...
    • Façade design and energy demand: fenestration indexes from an urban Approach 

      García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit; Coch Roura, Helena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Building, 2017)
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      Façade design has significant effects on inner conditions of spaces and also on the energy needs to achieve user’s comfort. In this regard, the proportion of glazed surfaces to opaque ones plays a key role. Although the ...
    • Las escalas de la luz 

      Beckers, Benoit (Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions, 2009-06)
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      Variando con el paso del día y del año, la luz del Sol y del cielo modula, visual y energéticamente, los territorios, las ciudades y los edificios. ¿Cómo sintetizar y manejar en el proyecto estas informaciones donde se ...
    • Physically Based Simulation and Rendering of Urban Thermography 

      Aguerre, José Pedro; García Nevado, Elena; Acuña Paz y Miño, Jairo; Beckers, Benoit; Fernández, Eduardo (2020-09)
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      Urban thermography is a non-invasive measurement technique commonly used for building diagnosis and energy efficiency evaluation. The physical interpretation of thermal images is a challenging task because they do not ...
    • Procedural modeling buildings for finite element method simulation 

      Besuievsky Gkikberg, Gonzalo; García Nevado, Elena; Patow, Gustavo Ariel; Beckers, Benoit (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2021-11-01)
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      Finite element methods for heat simulation at urban scale require mesh-volume models, where the meshing process requires a special attention in order to satisfy FEM requirements. In this paper we propose a procedural volume ...
    • Radiative exchanges in the dense city 

      García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit (Springer, 2021-01-05)
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      A central question for urban sustainability is how to build cities that minimize, at the same time, the use of land and energy consumption. Future cities should be as dense as possible to meet the first requirement. However, ...
    • Sky access versus shading for pedestrian comfort in the hot tropical climate of Jeddah 

      Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit; Masoud, Badia Ghassan (United Nations Development Programme, 2016)
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      Many urban studies have been done to demonstrate that urban sprawl is not the right approach in hot climate cities. On the contrary, a compact design is recommended to enhance human thermal comfort. This research aims to ...
    • The Oasis effect concept in hot desert climate cities: densifying and compacting around metro stations to enhance pedestrian comfort 

      Masoud, Badia Ghassan; Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit (Centre de Politica de Sol i Valoracions, CPSV / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, 2019-12)
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      Hoy en día, las ciudades en las que vivimos son sistemas complejos, que consumen energía y contaminan. Se han producido cambios radicales desde el siglo pasado como resultado de la introducción del automóvil y el auge del ...
    • The use of thermography to highlight the relationship between air and surface temperatures in urban scenes 

      García Nevado, Elena; Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019-11-01)
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      The correlation between air and surface temperatures is recurrently used as a descriptor of the urban climate within built environments. The aim of this paper is to explore the possibilities of time-lapse thermography to ...