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    • Cool Roof Impact on Building Energy Need: The Role of Thermal Insulation with Varying Climate Conditions 

      Piselli, Cristina; Pisello, Anna Laura; Saffari Tabalvandani, Mohammad; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cotana, Franco; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2019)
      Cool roof effectiveness in improving building thermal-energy performance is affected by different variables. In particular, roof insulation level and climate conditions are key parameters influencing cool roofs benefits ...
    • Experimental testing of cooling internal loads with a radiant wall 

      Romaní Picas, Joaquim; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Pisello, Anna Laura; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de (Elsevier, 2018)
      Thermally activated building systems (TABS) consist of pipes or ducts embedded in the building structure. This is a well-known technology for its capability to reduce energy use for cooling buildings. Additionally, TABS ...
    • Multifunctional analysis of innovative PCM-filled concretes 

      Pisello, Anna Laura; D'Alessandro, Antonella; Fabiani, Claudia; Fiorelli, Alessandro Pio; Ubertini, Filippo; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Materazzi, Annibale Luigi; Cotana, Franco (Elsevier, 2017)
      This work presents the first results of the thermo-physical and mechanical performance analysis of new lightweight structural concretes with high thermal capacity including capsulated PCMs in a variety of mix designs and ...
    • Sustainable adobe bricks with seagrass fibres. Mechanical and thermal properties characterization 

      Olacia, Elena; Pisello, Anna Laura; Chiodo, Vitaliano; Maisano, Susanna; Frazzica, Andrea; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2020)
      There is an incipient necessity and interest of generating sustainable materials for application in green buildings. In this study, the capability of Posidonia Oceanica seagrass, a biomass by-product from the Mediterranean ...
    • Thermo-acoustic performance of green roof substrates in dynamic hygrothermal conditions 

      Fabiani, Claudia; Coma Arpón, Julià; Pisello, Anna Laura; Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Cotana, Franco; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2018)
      Green roofs can be considered as effective and esthetically appreciated passive tools for energy saving systems in buildings. In particular, the effect of evapotranspiration and the large thermal inertia of such solutions, ...