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Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings

Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (in press)
Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2024.2302416
When a building design fails to meet the end-user's needs after construction, it is considered faulty. Faulty designs often lead to renovation, demolition, and material waste....

Net zero in buildings and construction: use and misuse of carbon offsets

Book Chapter
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2024)
Net zero in buildings and construction: use and misuse of carbon offsets. In R. Azari, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003277927-5
The climate change burden associated with buildings and construction is increasingly globally recognised by the many stakeholders involved. For decades there has been an unnec...

The Extent to Which Hemp Insulation Materials Can Be Used in Canadian Residential Buildings

Journal Article
Liu, C. H. J., Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2023)
The Extent to Which Hemp Insulation Materials Can Be Used in Canadian Residential Buildings. Sustainability, 15(19), Article 14471. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151914471
The embodied carbon of building materials is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Hemp is widely acknowledged as the most used vegetal insulation in bu...

Ecological and Carbon Footprints of Cities

Book Chapter
Khaddour, L. A., Yeboah, S. K., & Dodoo, J. K. (2023)
Ecological and Carbon Footprints of Cities. In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. (2nd edn). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90386-8.00044-9
Population and urbanisation are main contributors of carbon emissions, energy demand, resource consumption, waste generation and climate change. Tackling climate change is the...

Structural Material Demand and Associated Embodied Carbon Emissions of the United States Building Stock: 2020-2100

Journal Article
Arehart, J., Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Srubar, W. (2022)
Structural Material Demand and Associated Embodied Carbon Emissions of the United States Building Stock: 2020-2100. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 186, Article 106583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106583
This study uses material flow analysis to estimate the material stocks and flows and associated upfront embodied carbon emissions for gravity building structural systems in th...

Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures

Journal Article
Hart, J., D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2021)
Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 25(2), 403-418. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13139
Buildings and the construction industry are top contributors to climate change, and structures account for the largest share of the upfront greenhouse gas emissions. Whilst a ...

Low Energy Architecture and Low Carbon Cities: Exploring Links, Scales, and Environmental Impacts

Book
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2020)
Low Energy Architecture and Low Carbon Cities: Exploring Links, Scales, and Environmental Impacts. MDPI. https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03943-816-7

Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, F., & Hart, J. (2021)
Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber. Journal of Cleaner Production, 279, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123487
The building and construction sector is a large contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and consumes the vastest amount of natural resources. Widely considered a...

Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic

Journal Article
Lenzen, M., Li, M., Malik, A., Pomponi, F., Sun, Y., Wiedmann, T., …Yousefzadeh, M. (2020)
Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic. PLOS ONE, 15(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235654
On 3 April 2020, the Director-General of the WHO stated: “[COVID-19] is much more than a health crisis. We are all aware of the profound social and economic consequences of th...

On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 31, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101426
This paper introduces a numerical study aimed at analysing and quantifying existing correlations between structural masses of the gravity frame in building structures (i.e. ex...
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Affordable and sustainable green homes for underprivileged people in Africa.

2022 - 2023
A product service innovation providing affordable, fast, modular & sustainable construction technology using a new-age construction material "Composite Paper Honeycomb Panel”. The panel has two compo...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £19,923

Stoane Lighting KTP

2022 - 2024
The overall aim of this project is to develop a world-first Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) approach focused on the lighting industry Within the Lighting sector there is a growing focus around the key them...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £170,688

Phase I: Innovation and commercialisation of homegrown wood fibre insulation

2021 - 2022
A project that seeks to outline the innovation and commercial use of natural fibre insulation products in the UK. It will be based on a gap analysis of products that are currently available from natu...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £37,961

Methane-derived carbon in upland stream food webs

2020 - 2024
The project is a SUPER-DTP funded PhD studentship. The work will focus on the understanding of the processes involved in, and the significance of, the incorporation of methane as a carbon source via m...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £56,548

SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees

2020 - 2024
This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinar...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £314,324

Research informed teaching of sustainable development in South Africa: The case of 'Local' Building Materials and their Environmental impacts

2019 - 2023
The study examines the properties and benefits of selected local materials (such as clay and recycled elements) and whether their use as construction materials enhances environmental protection. The r...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £10,000

CupClean - fast coffee cup cleaner

2019 - 2019
This project is to assist in the research of cleaning coffee cups to a standard acceptable for public use. The research will be used in the development of a product that can be installed in office sp...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,958

Circular design of emergency sheltering for Africa: a holistic approach

2018 - 2019
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £38,887

Energystore Interface Voucher

2018 - 2018
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £6,800

Informational Database for Sustainable and Energy Efficient materials in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 - 2019
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering

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