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Bio-inspired Transparent Microfluidic Platform as Transformable Networks for Solar Modulation (2019)
Journal Article
Alston, M. E., Pottgiesser, U., & Knaack, U. (2019). Bio-inspired Transparent Microfluidic Platform as Transformable Networks for Solar Modulation. Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, 7(1), 89-100. https://doi.org/10.7480/jfde.2019.1.2785

The glazed envelopes on buildings play a major role in operational energy consumption as they define the boundary conditions between climate and thermal comfort. Such a façade is viewed as an uncontrolled load that sets the operational performance re... Read More about Bio-inspired Transparent Microfluidic Platform as Transformable Networks for Solar Modulation.

Experimental investigation of a photovoltaic thermal collector with energy storage for power generation, building heating and natural ventilation (2019)
Journal Article
Gan, G., & Xiang, Y. (2020). Experimental investigation of a photovoltaic thermal collector with energy storage for power generation, building heating and natural ventilation. Renewable Energy, 150, 12-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.12.112

A phase change material (PCM) can be used for thermal management of photovoltaics and thermal energy storage. This paper presents a photovoltaic thermal (PVT) system integrated with a PCM as a thermal storage medium for managing the photovoltaic temp... Read More about Experimental investigation of a photovoltaic thermal collector with energy storage for power generation, building heating and natural ventilation.

Learning capacity: predicting user decisions for vehicle-to-grid services (2019)
Journal Article
Shipman, R., Naylor, S., Pinchin, J., Gough, R., & Gillott, M. (2019). Learning capacity: predicting user decisions for vehicle-to-grid services. Energy Informatics, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s42162-019-0102-2

The electric vehicles (EV) market is projected to continue its rapid growth, which will profoundly impact the demand on the electricity network requiring costly network reinforcements unless EV charging is properly managed. However, as well as import... Read More about Learning capacity: predicting user decisions for vehicle-to-grid services.

Implementing User Behaviour on Dynamic Building Simulations for Energy Consumption (2019)
Journal Article
Jimenez-Bescos, C., & Oregi, X. (2019). Implementing User Behaviour on Dynamic Building Simulations for Energy Consumption. Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University. Environmental and Climate Technologies, 23(3), 308-318. https://doi.org/10.2478/rtuect-2019-0097

User behaviour influences the energy consumption of domestic properties with different range of variations and this has an effect on the results of building simulations based on default or general values, as opposed to implementing user behaviour. Th... Read More about Implementing User Behaviour on Dynamic Building Simulations for Energy Consumption.

Urban entrepeneurialism and sustainable development: a comparative analysis of Chinese eco-developments (2019)
Journal Article
Xie, L., Cheshmehzangi, A., Tan-Mullins, M., Flynn, A., & Heath, T. (2020). Urban entrepeneurialism and sustainable development: a comparative analysis of Chinese eco-developments. Journal of Urban Technology, 27(1), 3-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2019.1680940

Focusing upon the strategic entrepreneurial planning of local government, this paper presents a critical analysis of the variability of Chinese urban sustainable development projects. In recent years, state entrepreneurialism and notions of (urban) s... Read More about Urban entrepeneurialism and sustainable development: a comparative analysis of Chinese eco-developments.

A data analysis of the Chilean housing stock and the development of modelling archetypes (2019)
Journal Article
Molina, C., Kent, M., Hall, I., & Jones, B. (2020). A data analysis of the Chilean housing stock and the development of modelling archetypes. Energy and Buildings, 206, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109568

Chile is a South American country experiencing greater social and economic development than the majority of its neighbours and whose economy is transitioning from developing to developed status. It is committed to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emis... Read More about A data analysis of the Chilean housing stock and the development of modelling archetypes.

Review of Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Techniques and Current Advancement for Adsorption Heating/Cooling Systems (2019)
Journal Article
Omer, S., Wajid, N. M., Mompuouo, B., & Riffat, S. B. (2019). Review of Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Techniques and Current Advancement for Adsorption Heating/Cooling Systems. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 14(4), 461–467. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctw010

Adsorption heating/cooling became an alternative to vapour compression system due to low ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP). However, more investigation is required due their low efficiency when compared to conventiona... Read More about Review of Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement Techniques and Current Advancement for Adsorption Heating/Cooling Systems.

Residential building energy performance evaluation for different climate zones (2019)
Journal Article
Albogami, S., & Boukhanouf, R. (2019). Residential building energy performance evaluation for different climate zones. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 329, https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/329/1/012026

The building sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accounts for a large proportion of energy consumption. This paper investigates energy consumption in residential type A villa buildings constructed by the Ministry of Housing. The study specifically... Read More about Residential building energy performance evaluation for different climate zones.

Setting the standard: The acceptability of kitchen ventilation for the English housing stock (2019)
Journal Article
O'Leary, C., Jones, B., Dimitroulopoulou, S., & Hall, I. P. (2019). Setting the standard: The acceptability of kitchen ventilation for the English housing stock. Building and Environment, 166, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106417

Exposure to particulate matter with diameter ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5) is associated with an elevated risk of adverse health effects and cooking is a primary source of PM2.5 in non-smoking households. Therefore, it is important to investigate PM2.5 concentrati... Read More about Setting the standard: The acceptability of kitchen ventilation for the English housing stock.

A new regression model to predict BIPV cell temperature for various climates using a high-resolution CFD microclimate model (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, R., Gan, Y., & Mirzaei, P. A. (2019). A new regression model to predict BIPV cell temperature for various climates using a high-resolution CFD microclimate model. Advances in Building Energy Research, doi:10.1080/17512549.2019.1654917

Understanding of cell temperature of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is essential in the calculation of their conversion efficiency, durability and installation costs. Current PV cell temperature models mainly fail to provide accurate predic... Read More about A new regression model to predict BIPV cell temperature for various climates using a high-resolution CFD microclimate model.

Preservation and reuse of reinforced concrete hyperbolic paraboloid shells in the UK (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Mendoza, M., & Chilton, J. (2019). Preservation and reuse of reinforced concrete hyperbolic paraboloid shells in the UK. In C. Lázaro, K. Bletzinger, & E. Oñate (Eds.), Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019 – Structural Membranes 2019

During the 1950s concrete shell structures, including hyperbolic paraboloid 'hypar' structures, gained a foothold in Britain's architectural and engineering realm. These structures bear witness to the technological developments in the construction se... Read More about Preservation and reuse of reinforced concrete hyperbolic paraboloid shells in the UK.

Experimental study of a membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidifier based on internal air temperature variation (2019)
Journal Article
Chu, J., Zhu, J., Bai, H., & Cui, Y. (2019). Experimental study of a membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidifier based on internal air temperature variation. Applied Thermal Engineering, 159, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.113936

A membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidifier with the separated air stream and liquid desiccant channels has the ability to solve its working fluid carryover problem in the traditional direct contact system. The sensible, latent, total effectivenes... Read More about Experimental study of a membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidifier based on internal air temperature variation.

Casa Corriere –RCS Media Group pavilion for Expo 2015 (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Beccarelli, P., Armani, M., & Maffei, R. (2019). Casa Corriere –RCS Media Group pavilion for Expo 2015. In Proceedings of the TensiNet Symposium 2019: Softening the Habitats, 505-513. doi:10.30448/ts2019.3245.24

In 2014 Rizzoli-Corriere dellaSera Media Group S.p.A. decided to have a pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 in order to promote the activity of the group in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital and satellite TV... Read More about Casa Corriere –RCS Media Group pavilion for Expo 2015.

Energy performance of film membranes in the retrofitting of Architectural Heritage: an Italian case study (2019)
Conference Proceeding
De Vita, M., D'Antonio, R., Beccarelli, P., & De Berardinis, P. (2019). Energy performance of film membranes in the retrofitting of Architectural Heritage: an Italian case study. In Proceedings of the TensiNet Symposium 2019: Softening the Habitats, 624-633. doi:10.30448/ts2019.3245.23

During the last decades, the development of architectural textiles led to significant innovations in the building industry. Designers, producers and researchers have invested in the technical development of textile envelopes with the aim of improving... Read More about Energy performance of film membranes in the retrofitting of Architectural Heritage: an Italian case study.

Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation (2019)
Journal Article
Almaneea, A., Alharbi, A., & Boukhanoui, R. (2019). Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation. Energy and Buildings, 196, 61-70. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.012

The work presented in this paper investigates design, computer modelling and testing of a sub-wet bulb temperature evaporative cooling system for space air conditioning in buildings. The target application of evaporative cooling technology is particu... Read More about Integrated hollow porous ceramic cuboids-finned heat pipes evaporative cooling system: numerical modelling and experimental validation.

Wind tunnel experiments on cross-ventilation flow of a generic sheltered building in urban areas (2019)
Journal Article
Shirzadi, M., Tominaga, Y., & Mirzaei, P. A. (2019). Wind tunnel experiments on cross-ventilation flow of a generic sheltered building in urban areas. Building and Environment, 158, 60-72. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.04.057

Results of an extensive wind tunnel experimental measurements for cross-ventilation in a sheltered building are presented against different wind angles. Buildings were placed in a regular arrangement with a constant planar area ratio of 0.25. Instant... Read More about Wind tunnel experiments on cross-ventilation flow of a generic sheltered building in urban areas.

A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers (2019)
Journal Article
Gan, G. (2019). A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 11, 365-379. doi:10.1016/j.tsep.2019.04.013

Heat transfer takes place simultaneously with moisture transfer in unsaturated soil and the transport processes interact with a ground heat exchanger (GHX) installed for a ground source heat pump. This paper presents a numerical methodology to produc... Read More about A numerical methodology for comprehensive assessment of the dynamic thermal performance of horizontal ground heat exchangers.

Techno-economic assessment of the horizontal geothermal heat pump systems: a comprehensive review (2019)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., Zhu, J., Twaha, S., Chu, J., Bai, H., Huang, K., …Soleimani, Z. (2019). Techno-economic assessment of the horizontal geothermal heat pump systems: a comprehensive review. Energy Conversion and Management, 191, 208-236. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2019.04.018

Geothermal heat pump has been widely recognized as one of the promising technologies for building applications because of its high energy efficiency and low operating expense, however the high capital investment and installation costs discourage buil... Read More about Techno-economic assessment of the horizontal geothermal heat pump systems: a comprehensive review.

An experimental investigation of oxy-coal combustion in a 15 kWth pressurized fluidized bed combustor (2018)
Journal Article
Pang, L., Shao, Y., Zhong, W., Liu, H., & Jiang, P. (2018). An experimental investigation of oxy-coal combustion in a 15 kWth pressurized fluidized bed combustor. Energy and Fuels, doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02654

Pressurized oxy-coal combustion is considered as a promising carbon capture technology due to its potential of high efficiency and low cost in CO2 capture. However, experimental investigations of oxy-coal combustion under pressurized conditions are f... Read More about An experimental investigation of oxy-coal combustion in a 15 kWth pressurized fluidized bed combustor.

Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture (2018)
Journal Article
Borsi, K. (2018). Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture. Journal of Architecture, 23(7-8), 1104-1142. doi:10.1080/13602365.2018.1513418

The paper argues that Hans Scharoun’s articulation of the Siedlung Siemensstadt (1929 – 1931) and Charlottenburg Nord (1956 – 1961) exemplify a process of typological reasoning about how to house and group the urban population, hyperarticulating the... Read More about Hans Scharoun's 'dwelling cells' and the autonomy of architecture.