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Articles 7 records found  
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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  
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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  
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Integrated life cycle assessment and thermodynamic simulation of a public building's envelope renovation: Conventional vs. Passivhaus proposal / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rodríguez Soria, Beatriz (Centro Universitario de la Defensa) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The need to improve the energy efficiency of buildings has introduced the concept of nearly zero-energy buildings into European energy policies. Moreover, a percentage of the building stock will have to be renovated annually to attain high energy performance. [...]
This paper presents and evaluates a comparison of two different proposals for a real-world building renovation. The first proposal was a conventional project for energy renovation, while the second was a low-energy building proposal (following the Passivhaus standard). [...]

2018 - 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.12.101
Applied Energy, Vol. 212 (Feb. 2018) p. 1510-1521  
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Application of life cycle thinking towards sustainable cities: a review / Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Llorach-Massana, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sanjuan Delmas, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Vinyes Guix, Elisabet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Sanyé Mengual, Esther (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambiental)
Defining sustainable cities is not straightforward. The main issues involved in urban sustainability are buildings, energy, food, green areas and landscape, mobility, urban planning, water and waste; and their improvement is promoted through different strategies. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.030
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 166 (November 2017) , p. 939-951  
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23 p, 12.5 MB Introducing eco-ideation and creativity techniques to increase and diversify the applications of eco-materials: the case of cork in the building sector / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; López-Forniés, Ignacio (Universidad de Zaragoza. Departamento de Ingeniería de Diseño y Fabricación) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Cork is an eco-material that has recently been attracting growing interest due to the expanding strategy of sustainable product design, which aims to replace non-renewable materials in the building market. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.121
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 137 (Nov. 2016) , p. 606-616  
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22 p, 8.9 MB Environmental assessment of façade-building systems and thermal insulation materials for different climatic conditions / 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) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
In the European Union, the building sector accounts for more than 40% of the total energy consumption and environmental impacts, representing the area with the greatest potential for intervention. In addition to the existing policies that promote energy efficiency in buildings, the embodied energy and the environmental impacts contained in the building materials should be considered. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.11.090
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 113 (February 2016) , p. 102-113  
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21 p, 1.1 MB Production and trade analysis in the Iberian cork sector : economic characterization of a forest industry / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rives Boschmonart, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Cork oak forest grows endemically in the coastal regions of the western Mediterranean basin, particularly in the Iberian Peninsula. The cork agro-forestry systems play a key role in ecological processes, and the outer bark, or cork, can be extracted sustainability without damaging the tree or affecting biodiversity. [...]
2015 - 10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.02.011
Resources, conservation and recycling, Vol. 98 (May 2015) , p. 55-66
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Research literature 1 records found  
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222 p, 5.0 MB The Introduction of eco-design for promoting the use of eco-materials : the cork as building material / Sierra Pérez, Jorge, autor ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier, supervisor acadèmic. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús, supervisor acadèmic (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental) ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals
El corcho es un material natural, renovable y concentrado en el área Mediterránea, principalmente en la Península Ibérica, donde también se concentra la actividad de extracción del material. El corcho se extrae de una forma sostenible de la corteza del alcornoque sin dañar al árbol ni afectando su biodiversidad. [...]
Cork is a natural, renewable material, typically concentrated in Mediterranean areas. The cork oak forests are mainly located in the Iberian Peninsula, and, therefore, where the most cork extraction activity is located. [...]

[Barcelona] : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2016  

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