Sostenibilidad y Prevención Ambiental (Sostenipra)

El grupo de Sostenibilidad y Prevención Ambiental (Sostenipra) tiene como objectivo desarrollar y aplicar herramientas para la sostenibilidad y la prevención ambiental. En el marco de la Ecología Industrial (IE), trabaja en los ámbitos del análisis del ciclo de vida (ACV), el ecodiseño, la ecoficiencia, el análisis de flujos materiales y energéticos, aplicado a los sistemas industriales, urbanos y agrícolas, tanto para producto o proceso, como a escala local, regional y nacional. Profundiza en sectores prioritarios como la biomasa, servicios y los códigos de buenas prácticas en la agricultura, la indústria química, la valoritzación de residuos, la mejora de los sistemas urbanos, bosques y espacios naturales.
La investigación se realiza a traves del Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA) i el departamento de Ingeniería Química de la UABi de las instalaciones del Institut de Recerca en Tecnologia Agroalimentària IRTA de Cabrils , así como la spin-off Inedit Innovació . Paralelamente a la investigación, el grupo forma parte del profesorado del programa de masters en Estudios Ambientales , i del JEMES , liderando proyectos de masters i tesis doctorales.

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2019-06-21
11:44
Analysis of the consumer's perception of urban food products from a soilless system in rooftop greenhouses : a case study from the Mediterranean area of Barcelona (Spain) / Ercilla Montserrat, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sanjuan Delmas, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sanyé Mengual, Esther (Università di Bologna. Centro studi e ricerca agricoltura urbana e biodiversità) ; Calvet Mir, Laura (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Banderas, Karla (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Soilless crops are commonly used in rooftop agriculture (RA) because they easily adapt to building constraints. However, acceptance of the produce derived from this system may be controversial. This paper evaluates consumers' acceptance of food from RA in Mediterranean cities, focusing on the quality of the product, production system, and consumers' motivations. [...]
2019 - 10.1007/s10460-019-09920-7
Agriculture and human values, Vol. 36, issue 3 (Sep. 2019) , p. 375–393  
2019-06-19
11:51
Introducing ergonomics requirements in the eco-design of energy-related products from users' behaviour approach / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Oliver i Solà, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia)
Ergonomics has been a very important activity in the design process. However, ergonomics rarely includes the environmental requirements into the design of products. The article proposes and presents the Eco-Ergo model through its application to a real-world product, a washing machine, to allow designers and ergonomists to establish product design requirements in order to minimise environmental impacts related to user–product interaction during the use stage. [...]
Practitioner summary: This study provides a proposal to incorporate ergonomics into the practice of eco-design through the use of human factors in the establishment of initial eco-design requirements. [...]

2019 - 10.1080/00140139.2019.1600049
Ergonomics, Vol. 62, issue 7 (Jul. 2019) , p. 940-953  
2019-04-01
10:43
Environmental assessment at the urban level combining LCA-GIS methodologies : A case study of energy retrofits in the Barcelona metropolitan area / García Pérez, Sergio (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
This study proposes a combined life cycle assessment (LCA) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) methodology to develop complex LCA inventories for multiple applications. The study focusses on the environmental implications of buildings retrofits, especially in the European context, where the building sector is one of the largest energy consumers. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.01.041
Building and Environment, Vol. 134 (April 2018) , p. 191-204  
2019-03-26
09:41
11 p, 1.7 MB Agronomic and Environmental Assessment of a Polyculture Rooftop Soilless Urban Home Garden in a Mediterranean City / Boneta, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rufí Salís, Martí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ercilla Montserrat, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Urban planning has been focusing its attention on urban rooftop agriculture as an innovative way to produce local and reliable food in unused spaces in cities. However, there is a lack of quantitative data on soilless urban home gardens and their contribution to self-sufficiency. [...]
2019 - 10.3389/fpls.2019.00341
Frontiers in plant science, Vol. 10 (March 2019) , art. 341  
2019-02-20
12:00
30 p, 1.4 MB Transforming rooftops into productive urban spaces in the Mediterranean : an LCA comparison of agri-urban production and photovoltaic energy generation / Corcelli, F. (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope". Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia) ; Fiorentino, G. (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope". Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
A key strategy towards sustainable urban development is designing cities for increased circular metabolism. The transformation of areas underused, such as urban rooftops, into productive spaces is being increasingly implemented as a result of associated multiple benefits. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.01.040
Resources, conservation and recycling, Vol. 144 (May 2019) , p. 321-336
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2018-11-28
10:47
14 p, 1.6 MB Towards productive cities : environmental assessment of the food‐energy‐water nexus of the urban roof mosaic / Toboso‐Chavero, Susana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Nadal, Ana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Pons, Oriol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura) ; Villalba Méndez, Gara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Cities are rapidly growing and need to look for ways to optimize resource consumption. Metropolises are especially vulnerable in three main systems, often referred to as the FEW (i. e. , food, energy, and water) nexus. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/jiec.12829
Journal of industrial ecology, First published: 26 November 2018  
2018-11-27
10:12
Sustainability assessment of home-made solar cookers for use in developed countries / Mendoza, Joan Manuel F. (The University of Manchester. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science) ; Gallego-Schmid, Alejandro (The University of Manchester. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science) ; Schmidt Rivera, Ximena C. (The University of Manchester. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Azapagic, Adisa (The University of Manchester. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science)
The sustainability benefits of using solar cookers in developing countries have been analysed widely in the literature. However, the sustainability potential of solar cookers in developed economies has not been explored yet, which is the topic of this paper. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.125
Science of the total environment, Vol. 648 (Jan. 2019) , p.184-196  
2018-11-27
09:48
Environmental effects of using different construction codes applied to reinforced concrete beam designs based on Model Code 2010 and Spanish Standard EHE-08 / Almirall, Cristina (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sanjuan Delmas, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; De la Fuente, Albert (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Pujadas, Pablo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics) ; Josa, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental)
Assuming specific behavior models, the variety of design codes currently used for the design of concrete beams inevitably results in different solutions, ensuring service during the whole expected lifetime with a maximum functional quality and safety. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.11.013
Engineering structures, Vol. 179 (Jan. 2019) , p. 438-447  
2018-11-26
11:55
Carbon footprint of tourism in Barcelona / Rico, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Martínez Blanco, Julia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Montlleó, Marc (Barcelona Regional. Urban Development Agency) ; Rodríguez, Gustavo (Barcelona Regional. Urban Development Agency) ; Tavares, Nuno (Barcelona Regional. Urban Development Agency) ; Arias Sans, Albert (Barcelona City Council) ; Oliver i Solà, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
This study evaluates the carbon footprint (CF) of Barcelona tourist activity taking into account the above 30 million visitors who visit the city every year. This study analyzes the main sources of emissions considering direct (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2 and 3) as a consequence of energy use. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.09.012
Tourism management, Vol. 70 (Feb. 2019) , p. 491-504  
2018-10-26
12:50
Rainwater harvesting systems reduce detergent use / Vargas Parra, María Violeta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rovira Val, Ma. Rosa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Villalba Méndez, Gara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Purpose: Due to population growth, urban water demand is expected to increase significantly, as well as the environmental and economic costs required to supply it. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems can play a key role in helping cities meet part of their water demand as an alternative to conventional water abstraction and treatment. [...]
2019 - 10.1007/s11367-018-1535-8
International journal of life cycle assessment, Volume 24, issue 5 (May 2019) , p. 809–823