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  • Study of Facility Management implementation in Spain 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Ramon Centelles, Marta (2019)
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    The Facility Management (FM) is a management discipline that has involved a change of philosophy in companies since its inception in the 80s. The objective of the study is to analyze the implementation of FM in Spain and ...
  • Water network renewal strategy: a case study of Aigües de Barcelona 

    Roigé Montornés, Núria; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Cardús González, Jaume; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2019-06)
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    This paper presents a consistent and transparent methodology for the prioritisation of the pipeline sections to be renewed in the whole Aigües de Barcelona (AB) urban water network. The prioritisation index for pipeline ...
  • Office representatives for cost-optimal energy retrofitting analysis: a novel approach using cluster analysis of energy performance certificate databases 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca (2020-01-01)
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    A large number of buildings must be evaluated to formulate energy retrofitting policies for existing building stock. In this context, it is crucial to identify reference buildings that can effectively represent the entire ...
  • Energy benchmarking of existing office stock in Spain: trends and drivers 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca (2019-11-12)
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    Buildings play a central role in the clean energy transition, which is why it is vital to understand how energy is consumed in this sector. Energy performance certificate databases are considered a key source of information ...
  • Applying nutrient dynamics to adjust the nutrient-water balance in hydroponic crops. A case study with open hydroponic tomato crops from Barcelona 

    Sanjuan Delmás, David; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Muñoz Odina, Pedro; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (2020-02-05)
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    Background:Global food production systems generate impacts such as eutrophication, caused by nutrient run-offfrom agricultural exploitations and exacerbated by climate change. Hydroponic cultivation methods arecommon in ...
  • BIM LOD for facility management tasks 

    Alavi, Yesed Hamidreza; Forcada Matheu, Núria (European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3), 2019)
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    Building information modeling (BIM) widely adopted in design and construction phase of the buildings, holds undeveloped possibilities for supporting Facility Management (FM) tasks in Operation & Maintenance (O&M) phase. ...
  • The effects of lithium sulfur battery ageing on second-life possibilities and environmental life cycle assessment studies 

    Wolff, Deidre; Canals Casals, Lluc; Benveniste Pérez, Gabriela; Corchero García, Cristina; Trilla Romero, Lluís (2019-01-01)
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    The development of Li-ion batteries has enabled the re-entry of electric vehicles into the market. As car manufacturers strive to reach higher practical specific energies (550 Wh/kg) than what is achievable for Li-ion ...
  • Shear crack pattern identification in concrete elements via distributed optical fibre grid 

    Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2019-12)
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    An experimental methodology to obtain the shear cracking pattern in concrete elements is presented. The method is based on the use of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) connected to an Optical Backscattered Reflectometer ...
  • Sustainability assessment of trenches including the new eco-trench: a multi-criteria decision-making tool 

    Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Pardo Bosch, Francesc; Blanco Álvarez, Ana; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2019-11)
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    Narrow trenches are a common technique for the installation of utility pipelines of small diameter. Theexcavated soil is not always appropriate as landfill and, in those cases, an appropriate soil from some-where else (ex. ...
  • A probabilistic-based approach to support the comfort performance assessment of existing buildings 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2019-11-10)
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    Building performance is focused on maintaining and increasing sustainability while enhancing occupants' comfort levels. Occupants' comfort depends on uncertain, interrelated personal, social and building factors. However, ...
  • Individualized sustainable and cost optimal energy retrofitting solutions for the existing office building stock 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Puig Engel, Ariadna; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (Instituto de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico para a Construção, Energia, Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, 2019)
    Conference report
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    Formulating cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy retrofitting strategies for the existing building stock is a complex task due to the heterogeneity of this sector. The aim of this paper is to present an ongoing ...
  • Respirometric study of optical brighteners in textile wastewater 

    Salas Olivares, Héctor Manuel; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; López Grimau, Víctor; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03)
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    Optical brighteners (OBs) are colorless fluorescent dyes, widely used in industry to improve whiteness in materials. Nearly 80% of all OBs in the market are derivatives of stilbene. They absorb the near-ultraviolet light ...

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