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  • A breakdown of energy consumption in an underground station 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2014-08-01)
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    Underground transportation systems are big energy consumers and have significant impacts on energy consumption at a regional scale. The literature has revealed that the energy consumption for non-traction purposes may be ...
  • Decision support for planning sustainable energy management in underground stations 

    Giretti, Alberto; Ansuini, Roberta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Amorós Gabarrón, Francesc; Constantini, Valerio; Pescatori, Giovanni (2014)
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    This paper outlines the decision support system that is being developing for the performance and financial analysis of the SEAM4US system, concerned with the implementation of an Intelligent Energy Management system for ...
  • Effective building modelling for energy performance contracting 

    Giretti, Alberto; Lemma, Massimo; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2018)
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    Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) are contractual agreements between beneficiaries and energy service providers, where budgets are established in relation to a determined level of energy performance. Hence, the problem ...
  • Energy performance assessment of an intelligent energy management system 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2016-03-01)
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    Although energy management systems are expected to result in decreased energy consumption, it is important not to overlook the energy used until commissioning (including raw materials acquisition, manufacturing and ...
  • Environmental impacts related to the commissioning and usage phase of an intelligent energy management system 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2015-01-15)
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    This paper presents for the first time the results of a life cycle assessment study for an intelligent energy management system. We considered material acquisition, manufacturing, transportation, assembly, operation and ...
  • Estimation of a room ventilation air change rate using a stochastic grey-box modelling approach 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Giretti, Alberto (2018-08)
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    The measurement of ventilation air change rate is a difficult, expensive task in buildings. Usually, the tracer-gas mass balance equation is used to determine ventilation air change rates. This method uses an ordinary ...
  • Model predictive energy control of ventilation for underground stations 

    Vaccarini, M.; Giretti, Alberto; Tolve, L.C.; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2016-03-15)
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    Smart building systems are opening up new markets, nevertheless the implementation of these novel technologies still lacks suitable and proven whole engineering solutions in complex buildings. This paper presents a detailed ...
  • Reduced-order modeling for energy performance contracting 

    Giretti, Alberto; Vaccarini, M.; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (2018-05-15)
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    Buildings subject to Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) are usually quite complex public buildings, sometimes relatively old and usually barely documented from the technical standpoint. Gathering comprehensive and reliable ...
  • SEAM4US: an intelligent energy management system for underground stations 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto; Vaccarini, M. (2016-03-15)
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    Several previous research initiatives have highlighted the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as key enablers for decreasing energy usage in buildings. However, few advances have been achieved in ...
  • Sustainable energy management in Passeig de Gràcia Line 3 metro station in Barcelona 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Amorós Gabarrón, Francesc; Giretti, Alberto; Pellot, Michael; Pescatori, Giovanni (2014)
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    Underground transportation systems are big energy consumers, and have significant impacts on energy consumption at a regional scale. One third of a network’s energy is required for operating the subsystems of metro ...
  • U-value time series analyses: Evaluating the feasibility of in-situ short-lasting IRT tests for heavy multi-leaf walls 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2019-07-15)
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    A gap in standardization of quantitative infrared thermography (IRT) directly leads to a lack of measurement pattern for determining in-situ U-values of heavy multi-leaf walls. Three groups of causal factors might influence ...