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A dusty protocluster surrounding the binary galaxy HerBS-70 at z = 2.3 (2024)
Journal Article
Bakx, T. J., Berta, S., Dannerbauer, H., Cox, P., Butler, K. M., Hagimoto, M., …Young, A. J. (2024). A dusty protocluster surrounding the binary galaxy HerBS-70 at z = 2.3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 530(4), 4578-4596. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stae1155

We report on deep SCUBA-2 observations at 850 μm and NOrthern Extended Millimetre Array (NOEMA) spectroscopic measurements at 2 mm of the environment surrounding the luminous, massive (M∗ ≈ 2 × 1011 M☉) Herschel-selected source HerBS-70. This source... Read More about A dusty protocluster surrounding the binary galaxy HerBS-70 at z = 2.3.

Addressing air quality challenges: Comparative analysis of Barcelona, Venezuela, and Guayaquil, Ecuador (2024)
Journal Article
Morantes, G., Rincon, G., Chanaba, A., & Jones, B. (2024). Addressing air quality challenges: Comparative analysis of Barcelona, Venezuela, and Guayaquil, Ecuador. Heliyon, 10(8), Article e29211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e29211

This study presents a willingness-to-pay (WtP) questionnaire that was designed, validated, and applied to assess perceptions of air quality and self-reported health in two middle-income South American cities: Barcelona and its neighboring cities (Ven... Read More about Addressing air quality challenges: Comparative analysis of Barcelona, Venezuela, and Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Harm from Residential Indoor Air Contaminants (2023)
Journal Article
Morantes, G., Jones, B., Molina, C., & Sherman, M. H. (2024). Harm from Residential Indoor Air Contaminants. Environmental Science and Technology, 58(1), 242-257. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c07374

This study presents a health-centered approach to quantify and compare the chronic harm caused by indoor air contaminants using disability-adjusted life-year (DALY). The aim is to understand the chronic harm caused by airborne contaminants in dwellin... Read More about Harm from Residential Indoor Air Contaminants.

Investigating methods to quantifying uncertainty in PM2.5 emission rates from cooking by toasting bread (2023)
Journal Article
Molina, C., Jones, B., & O’Leary, C. (2024). Investigating methods to quantifying uncertainty in PM2.5 emission rates from cooking by toasting bread. Building and Environment, 248, Article 111106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111106

Exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is linked to multiple negative health effects and indoor sources are important contributors to personal exposure. Cooking is a common indoor source, but reported emission rates have high variabilit... Read More about Investigating methods to quantifying uncertainty in PM2.5 emission rates from cooking by toasting bread.

Air Quality in Latin American Buildings (2023)
Book Chapter
Molina, C., Jones, B., & Morantes, G. (2023). Air Quality in Latin American Buildings. In L. Marín-Restrepo, A. Pérez-Fargallo, M. Beatriz Piderit-Moreno, M. Trebilcock-Kelly, & P. Wegertseder-Martínez (Eds.), Removing Barriers to Environmental Comfort in the Global South (195-215). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-24208-3_14

The air people breathe has a significant impact on their health, comfort, productivity, and well-being. Indoor air is important because it is where most exposure to airborne contaminants occurs. However, it is not always possible to know the composit... Read More about Air Quality in Latin American Buildings.

A preliminary assessment of the health impacts of indoor air contaminants determined using the DALY metric (2023)
Journal Article
Morantes, G., Jones, B., Sherman, M., & Molina, C. (in press). A preliminary assessment of the health impacts of indoor air contaminants determined using the DALY metric. International Journal of Ventilation, Article 2198800. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733315.2023.2198800

Common metrics used for assessing air quality are based on guidelines and/or standards for regulating concentrations that should not be exceeded over a period. Exceeding those values would represent problematic situations. A lack of agreement on appr... Read More about A preliminary assessment of the health impacts of indoor air contaminants determined using the DALY metric.

Bright extragalactic ALMA redshift survey (BEARS) III: detailed study of emission lines from 71 Herschel targets (2023)
Journal Article
Hagimoto, M., Bakx, T. J., Serjeant, S., Bendo, G. J., Urquhart, S. A., Eales, S., …Young, A. J. (2023). Bright extragalactic ALMA redshift survey (BEARS) III: detailed study of emission lines from 71 Herschel targets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 521(4), 5508-5535. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stad784

We analyse the molecular and atomic emission lines of 71 bright Herschel-selected galaxies between redshifts 1.4 and 4.6 detected by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. These lines include a total of 156 CO, [C i], and H2O emission line... Read More about Bright extragalactic ALMA redshift survey (BEARS) III: detailed study of emission lines from 71 Herschel targets.

Spatio-temporal statistical analysis of PM1 and PM2.5 concentrations and their key influencing factors at Guayaquil city, Ecuador (2022)
Journal Article
Rincon, G., Morantes, G., Roa-López, H., Cornejo-Rodriguez, M. D. P., Jones, B., & Cremades, L. V. (2023). Spatio-temporal statistical analysis of PM1 and PM2.5 concentrations and their key influencing factors at Guayaquil city, Ecuador. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 37, 1093–1117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-022-02310-2

Guayaquil, Ecuador, is in a tropical area on the equatorial Pacific Ocean coast of South America. Since 2008 the city has been increasing its population, vehicle fleet and manufacturing industries. Within the city there are various industrial and urb... Read More about Spatio-temporal statistical analysis of PM1 and PM2.5 concentrations and their key influencing factors at Guayaquil city, Ecuador.

A population framework for predicting the proportion of people infected by the far-field airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 indoors (2022)
Journal Article
Iddon, C., Jones, B., Sharpe, P., Cevik, M., & Fitzgerald, S. (2022). A population framework for predicting the proportion of people infected by the far-field airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 indoors. Building and Environment, 221, Article 109309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109309

The number of occupants in a space influences the risk of far-field airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 because the likelihood of having infectious and susceptible people both correlate with the number of occupants. This paper explores the relationsh... Read More about A population framework for predicting the proportion of people infected by the far-field airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 indoors.

PM2.5 exceedances and source appointment as inputs for an early warning system (2022)
Journal Article
Rincon, G., Morantes, G., Gonzalez, A., Buitrago, Y., Gonzalez, J. C., Molina, C., & Jones, B. (2022). PM2.5 exceedances and source appointment as inputs for an early warning system. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 44, 4569-4593. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-021-01189-2

Between June 2018 and April 2019, a sampling campaign was carried out to collect PM2.5, monitoring meteorological parameters and anthropogenic events in the Sartenejas Valley, Venezuela. We develop a logistic model for PM2.5 exceedances (≥ 12.5 µg m−... Read More about PM2.5 exceedances and source appointment as inputs for an early warning system.

Modelling uncertainty in the relative risk of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by airborne aerosol transmission in well mixed indoor air (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, B., Sharpe, P., Iddon, C., Hathway, E. A., Noakes, C. J., & Fitzgerald, S. (2021). Modelling uncertainty in the relative risk of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by airborne aerosol transmission in well mixed indoor air. Building and Environment, 191, 107617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107617

We present a mathematical model and a statistical framework to estimate uncertainty in the number of SARS-CoV-2 genome copies deposited in the respiratory tract of a susceptible person, , over time in a well mixed indoor space. By relating the pre... Read More about Modelling uncertainty in the relative risk of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by airborne aerosol transmission in well mixed indoor air.

What we think we know about the aerodynamic performance of windows (2020)
Journal Article
Sharpe, P., Jones, B., Wilson, R., & Iddon, C. (2021). What we think we know about the aerodynamic performance of windows. Energy and Buildings, 231, Article 110556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110556

© 2020 Natural ventilation is a low energy strategy used in many building types. Design approaches are mature but are dependent on variables with high uncertainty, such as the aerodynamic behaviour of purpose provided openings (PPOs), which need impr... Read More about What we think we know about the aerodynamic performance of windows.

A data analysis of the Chilean housing stock and the development of modelling archetypes (2019)
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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, Article 109568. 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.

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, Article 106417. 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.

Investigating measurements of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions from the cooking of meals and mitigating exposure using a cooker hood (2019)
Journal Article
O 'Leary, C., Kluizenaar, Y., Jacobs, P., Borsboom, W., Hall, I., & Jones, B. (2019). Investigating measurements of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions from the cooking of meals and mitigating exposure using a cooker hood. Indoor Air, 29(3), 423-438. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12542

There is growing awareness that indoor exposure to particulate matter with diameter ≤ 2.5μm (PM2.5) is associated with an increased risk of adverse health effects. Cooking is a key indoor source of PM2.5 and an activity conducted daily in most homes.... Read More about Investigating measurements of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions from the cooking of meals and mitigating exposure using a cooker hood.

Quantifying uncertainty in thermophysical properties of walls by means of Bayesian inversion (2018)
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De Simon, L., Iglesias, M., Jones, B., & Wood, C. (2018). Quantifying uncertainty in thermophysical properties of walls by means of Bayesian inversion. Energy and Buildings, 177, 220-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.06.045

We introduce a computational framework to statistically infer thermophysical properties of any given wall from in-situ measurements of air temperature and surface heat fluxes. The proposed framework uses these measurements, within a Bayesian calibrat... Read More about Quantifying uncertainty in thermophysical properties of walls by means of Bayesian inversion.

An open-source simulation platform to support the formulation of housing stock decarbonisation strategies (2018)
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Sousa, G., Jones, B. M., Mirzaei, P. A., & Robinson, D. (2018). An open-source simulation platform to support the formulation of housing stock decarbonisation strategies. Energy and Buildings, 172, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.015

Housing Stock Energy Models (HSEMs) play a determinant role in the study of strategies to decarbonise the UK housing stock. Over the past three decades, a range of national HSEMs have been developed and deployed to estimate the energy demand of the 2... Read More about An open-source simulation platform to support the formulation of housing stock decarbonisation strategies.

A review of ventilation opening area terminology (2016)
Journal Article
Jones, B. M., Cook, M. J., Fitzgerald, S. D., & Iddon, C. R. (2016). A review of ventilation opening area terminology. Energy and Buildings, 118, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.02.053

The design of a natural ventilation strategy requires the establishment of the location and size of a series of purpose provided ventilation openings (PPOs). The success of the design is dependent on knowledge of the aerodynamic performance of the PP... Read More about A review of ventilation opening area terminology.

Assessing uncertainty in housing stock infiltration rates andassociated heat loss: English and UK case studies (2015)
Journal Article

Strategies to reduce domestic heating loads by minimizing the infiltration of cold air through adventitious openings located in the thermal envelopes of houses are highlighted by the building codes of many countries. Consequent reductions of energy d... Read More about Assessing uncertainty in housing stock infiltration rates andassociated heat loss: English and UK case studies.

The relative importance of input weather data for indoor overheating risk assessment in dwellings (2014)
Journal Article
Taylor, J., Davies, M., Mavrogianni, A., Chalabi, Z., Biddulph, P., Oikonomou, E., …Jones, B. (2014). The relative importance of input weather data for indoor overheating risk assessment in dwellings. Building and Environment, 76, 81-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.03.010

The risk of overheating in UK dwellings is predicted to increase due to anthropogenic climate change and local urban climate modification leading to an increased urban heat island effect. Dwelling geometry characteristics such as orientation, aspect,... Read More about The relative importance of input weather data for indoor overheating risk assessment in dwellings.

Home energy efficiency and radon related risk of lung cancer: Modelling study (2014)
Journal Article
Milner, J., Shrubsole, C., Das, P., Jones, B., Ridley, I., Chalabi, Z., …Wilkinson, P. (2014). Home energy efficiency and radon related risk of lung cancer: Modelling study. BMJ, 348, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7493

Objective To investigate the effect of reducing home ventilation as part of household energy efficiency measures on deaths from radon related lung cancer. Design Modelling study. Setting England. Intervention Home energy efficiency interventions, mot... Read More about Home energy efficiency and radon related risk of lung cancer: Modelling study.