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  • Addressing the life cycle of sewers in contrasting cities through an eco-efficiency approach 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Arnal, Carla; Marín, Desirée; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Gabarrell, Xavier; Rieradevall, J. (2018-10)
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    Evaluating the sustainability of the urban water cycle is not straightforward, although a variety of methods have been proposed. Given the lack of integrated data about sewers, we applied the eco-efficiency approach to two ...
  • Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Arahuetes, Ana; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2017-02)
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    Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing ...
  • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, C.M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba, Gara; Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-06)
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    The environmental impacts resulting from sewer networks are best analysed from a life-cycle perspective to integrate the energy requirements into the infrastructure design. The energy requirements for pumping wastewater ...
  • Assessing the energetic and environmental impacts of the operation and maintenance of Spanish sewer networks from a life-cycle perspective 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sanjuan Demás, David; Chenel, Sergio; Marin, Desiree; Gasol, Carlos M.; Farreny, Ramon; Villalba Mendez, Gara; Suárez Ojeda, María Eugenia; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan (2015-06)
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    The environmental impacts resulting from sewer networks are best analysed from a life-cycle perspective to integrate the energy requirements into the infrastructure design. The energy requirements for pumping wastewater ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 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 ...
  • Floods and consequential life cycle assessment: integrating flood damage into the environmental assessment of stormwater Best Management Practices 

    Petit Boix, Anna; Sevigné-Itoiz, Eva; Rojas Gutierrez, Lorena Avelina; Paceli Barbassa, Ademir; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2017-09)
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    Stormwater management is essential to reducing the occurrence of flooding events in urban areas and to adapting to climate change. The construction of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) entails a series of life ...
  • Improving the metabolism and sustainability of buildings and cities through integrated rooftop greenhouses (i-RTG)" 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Llorach Massana, Pere; Nadal, Ana; Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Petit Boix, Anna; Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rovira, Maria Rosa; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Muñoz, Pere; Montero, Juan Ignacio; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Pons Valladares, Oriol (Springer, 2018)
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    Food security in cities is an increasing concern due to the impact of climate change and the concentration of world population in cities. Urban agriculture (UA) aims at enhancing food production in urban areas, providing ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...