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  • Natural ventilation potential of the Mediterranean coastal region of Catalonia 

    Pesic, Nikola; Roset Calzada, Jaime; Muros Alcojor, Adrián (2018-03-30)
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    Most of the Catalonian population and urban areas are located along the Mediterranean coastal zone and for this analysis three largest Catalonia’s cities are chosen: Barcelona, Terrassa and Tarragona. Each city is a ...
  • Ordering kinetics evaluation of FeAl powders 

    Cinca Luis, Nuria; Isalgue Buxeda, Antonio; Auguet Sangrá, Carlota E.; Concustell, Amadeu; Cano, I. G.; Guilemany Casademont, Josep Maria; Fauth, F. (2017-12-01)
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    In this study, time resolved X-ray diffraction experiments using synchrotron X-ray radiation have been performed to get insight on the time and temperature dependent atomic ordering of an intermetallic Fe-40Al (at.%) ...
  • Methodology for the study of the envelope airtightness of residential buildings in Spain: a case study 

    Feijó Muñoz, Jesús; Poza Casado, Irene; González Lezcano, Roberto Alonso; Pardal March, Cristina; Echarri, Victor; Assiego de Larriva, Rafael; Fernández-Agüera, Jesica; Dios-Viéitez, María Jesús; del Campo-Díaz, Víctor José; Montesdeoca Calderín, Manuel; Padilla-Marcos, Miguel Ángel; Meiss, Alberto (2018)
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    Air leakage and its impact on the energy performance of dwellings has been broadly studied in countries with cold climates in Europe, US, and Canada. However, there is a lack of knowledge in this field in Mediterranean ...
  • Esa escuela del Vallès 

    Paricio Ansuategui, Ignacio; Pardal March, Cristina (2018-01)
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    A través de un minucioso proceso de investigación y diseño, cada proyecto de Harquitectes busca la coherencia entre imagen y funcionamiento energético. Through a detailed process of research and design, each project by ...
  • Effects of urban compactness on the building energy performance in Mediterranean climate 

    Salvati, Agnese; Coch Roura, Helena; Morganti, Michele (2017-09)
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    This work explores the double effect of urban compactness on building energy performance in a Mediterranean climate, namely the increase of urban heat island (UHI) intensity and the decrease of solar radiation availability ...
  • 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) ...
  • De Construmat a Beyond Building Barcelona 

    Pardal March, Cristina (2017-07-31)
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  • Side-view atmospheres under outdoor midday high luminance 

    Uriarte Otazua, Urtza; Hernandez Minguillon, Rufino J.; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís; Isalgue Buxeda, Antonio (2016-12-01)
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    This work deals with daylighting for indoor quality atmospheres, considering building skins and side-views. We also tested the vision perception provided by highly glazed façades. Several Spanish restaurants were analyzed, ...
  • Environmental assessment of 9 European public bus transportation systems 

    Nanaki, Evanthia; Koroneos, Christopher; Roset Calzada, Jaime; Tiziana, Susca; Christensen, T.H.; De Gregorio Hurtado, Sonia; Rybka, Adam; Kopitovic, J.; Heidrich, Oliver; López Jiménez, P.Amparo (Elsevier, 2016-08-29)
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    The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, transportation represented approximately 25 percent of total EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Urban mobility accounts for 40% ...
  • Assessing the urban heat island and its energy impact on residential buildings in Mediterranean climate: Barcelona case study 

    Salvati, Agnese; Coch Roura, Helena; Cecere, Carlo (2017-04-14)
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    The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is particularly concerning in Mediterranean zone, as climate changeand UHI scenarios foresee a fast growth of energy consumption for next years, due to the widespread ofair conditioning ...
  • Application of the cost-optimal methodology to urban renewal projects at the territorial scale based on statistical data—A case study in Spain 

    Aguacil Moreno, Sergi; Lufkin, Sophie; Rey, Emmanuel; Cuchí Burgos, Alberto (2017-06-01)
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    As tomorrow’s cities are already largely built, many strategies stress the importance of urban renewal processes to address current energy issues. This paper focuses on the Spanish residential building stock built until ...
  • Energy renovation of buildings : the skin of a building 70's housing developments in Barcelona Montbau's housing developments renovation 

    Rieradevall Pons, Josep Maria; Avellaneda Diaz-Grande, Jaime; Roset Calzada, Jaime (2017-02)
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    This study, considering the current conditions of our planet, proposes to analyze how efficient is to renovate building skins to meet energy, economic, and CO2 emission criteria. A building envelope is the part of a ...

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