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  • Following the footsteps of a trip through Spain almost 100 years later 

    Moliner Nuño, Sandra; Santacreu Tudó, Isidre; Gispert Hernández, Jordi de (Springer, 2024-03-30)
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    On the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929, a group of four professionals made a series of trips through Spain, between 1927 and 1928, with the aim of collecting graphic information that would serve ...
  • Heat vulnerability digital mapping at neighbourhood level in the compact city 

    Morganti, Michele; López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; Ciardiello, Adriana (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2023)
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    This paper analyses the impact of urban form and vegetation on one of the most significant parameters that affect people’s thermal comfort and an indicator of urban heat vulnerability: the mean radiant temperature (MRT). ...
  • Urban quality at the pedestrian level in Barcelona: ground floor uses 

    Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; López Besora, Judit; López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio (Springer, 2023)
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    The quality of urban space is influenced by the characteristics of the environment that is close to people. What happens on the ground floors of buildings is directly related to this idea of proximity to pedestrians. In ...
  • Energy performance of ventilated façades: assessment of the steady-state and transient calculation approaches 

    Roig Mayoral, Oriol; Pardal March, Cristina; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Paricio Ansuátegui, Ignacio (Springer, 2023)
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    The ventilated façade is a construction system that can prevent sunny façades from overheating. It can also be used on existing buildings as an energy rehabili-tation system, which is so necessary to make the built environment ...
  • Assessing the vehicular occupation of urban space in compact cities: some urban fabrics of Barcelona 

    López Besora, Judit; Alonso Montolio, Carlos; Ugás Burranca, Luis Sebastián; Coch Roura, Helena (Springer, 2023)
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    This paper investigates the impact of vehicular occupation on Barcelona’s urban space and its implications for public life. The quality of urban space and its impact on residents is a key concern for public administrations. ...
  • Assessing the impact of climate change and urban heat island on the city-wide building cooling demand in Barcelona using the SUECM model 

    Afshari, Afshin; Salvati, Agnese (International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 2023)
    Conference lecture
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    Climate change and urban heat islands increase the use of mechanical cooling in buildings. The urban heat island (UHI) is responsible for a significant increase in the cooling load of buildings in Mediterranean cities. ...
  • La finca Sansalvador de Jujol, un proyecto en continua transformación 

    Gispert Hernández, Jordi de; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel; Moliner Nuño, Sandra (Franco Angeli, 2023)
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    La finca Sansalvador es el compendio de encuentros fortuitos y desencuentros que sufre este primer encargo que recibió Josep Maria Jujol en 1909. A modo de crónica, este escrito describe la serie de transformaciones acaecidas ...
  • Reducing CO2 : are industrialized construction systems better? 

    Pagès Ramon, Anna; París Viviana, Oriol; Cuchí Burgos, Alberto (IOS Press, 2007)
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    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the manufacture of the materials used for a standard dwelling in Spain are equivalent to those for 25 years of its use. This data shows that a significant reduction in emissions ...
  • How density affects energy demand in urban grids: the case study of the Eixample district of Barcelona 

    García Nevado, Elena; López Ordóñez, Carlos Fernando; Besuievsky Gkikberg, Gonzalo; Morganti, Michele (2022)
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    High density and compact urban morphology are usually considered prerequisites for sustainable development. This paper explores the effect of density on the air-conditioning demand of urban grids in the Mediterranean ...
  • Influence of mass and insulation in building retrofitting 

    López Besora, Judit; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Coch Roura, Helena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (2022)
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    The building envelope of old buildings is usually composed of a single layer with high mass and without thermal insulation, which characterizes its thermal behaviour. Retrofit actions tend to accomplish with thermal building ...
  • Embodied energy in passive architecture strategies: a balcony and a glazed gallery for a dwelling in a Mediterranean climate 

    Carrillo Arancibia, Pamela Ivón; Pagès Ramon, Anna (2022)
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    This paper contributes to studies with a global view of buildings environmental impact, considering the main stages of the building life cycle. The objective is to determine the energy trade-off between the operational ...
  • Sky view factor and urban heat island mapping applications in Barcelona 

    Salvati, Agnese; Casals Fernandez, Jordi; López Besora, Judit; Coch Roura, Helena (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2022)
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    This study proposes a methodology to map urban heat island intensity based on sky view factor (SVF) data, using Barcelona as a case study. We used LiDAR data to generate the SVF map of the city and empirical and simulation ...

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