• An exergy analysis for Milano smart city 

      Causone, Francesco; Sangalli, Andrea; Pagliano, Lorenzo; Carlucci, Salvatore (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Cities represent fundamental hubs in the world’s energy-flow network, and their role is expected to gain further relevance in the next decades, following the ongoing urbanization process. Reducing energy use and increasing ...
    • A review of indices for assessing visual comfort with a view to their use in optimization processes to support building integrated design 

      Carlucci, Salvatore; Causone, Francesco; De Rosa, Francesco; Pagliano, Lorenzo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      In the last decades, several studies aimed at assessing some specified aspects of visual comfort characterizing the relationship between the human needs and the light environment, such as an available amount of light, ...
    • Assessing energy-smartness in smart cities 

      Causone, Francesco; Sangalli, Andrea; Pagliano, Lorenzo; Carlucci, Salvatore (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The massive urbanization process registered since 1950s and projected to continue for the coming decades is posing a crucial issue for the management of existing cities and the planning of future ones. Smart cities are ...
    • Empirical validation and local sensitivity analysis of a lumped-parameter thermal model of an outdoor test cell 

      Cattarin, Giulio; Pagliano, Lorenzo; Causone, Francesco; Kindinis, Andrea; Goia, Francesco; Carlucci, Salvatore; Schlemminger, Christian (Journal article, 2018)
      This paper presents the experimental validation of a thermal model describing the ZEB Test Cells Laboratory, located at the Gløshaugen campus of NTNU and SINTEF in Trondheim, Norway. Besides, a local sensitivity analysis ...
    • Energy retrofit for a climate resilient child care centre 

      Pagliano, Lorenzo; Carlucci, Salvatore; Causone, Francesco; Moazami, Amin; Cattarin, Giulio (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Climate scientists have developed and refined climate change models on a global scale. One of the aims of these models is to predict the effects of human activities on climate, and thus the delivery of information that is ...
    • Multi-objective optimization of a nearly zero-energy building based on thermal and visual discomfort minimization using a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) 

      Carlucci, Salvatore; Cattarin, Giulio; Causone, Francesco; Pagliano, Lorenzo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-07-06)
      Multi-objective optimization methods provide a valid support to buildings’ design. They aim at identifyingthe most promising building variants on the basis of diverse and potentially contrasting needs. However,optimization ...
    • Retrofit of a Kindergarten Targeting Zero Energy Balance 

      Causone, Francesco; Carlucci, Salvatore; Moazami, Amin; Cattarin, Giulio; Pagliano, Lorenzo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-11)
      Old buildings that are severe energy wasters and provide low indoor environmental quality (IEQ) form a large fraction of the European building stock. These buildings represent nevertheless, an asset that should be re-evaluated ...
    • The assessment of the environmental quality directly perceived and experienced by the employees of 69 European offices 

      Marchenko, Alla; Carlucci, Salvatore; Pagliano, Lorenzo; Pietrobon, Marco; Karlessi, Theoni; Santamouris, Matheos; Delaere, Niels (Chapter, 2018)
      A number of scientific studies have shown that the performance capacity and employees’ satisfaction, enjoyment and health are directly affected by how building occupants perceive the environmental conditions that characterize ...
    • Zero-Energy Living Lab 

      Carlucci, Salvatore; Causone, Francesco; Pagliano, Lorenzo; Pietrobon, Marco (Chapter, 2017)
      In order to reduce the existing gap between design and as-built building performance, experimental data are required, both for single components and for whole building characterization. Real scale buildings, designed and ...