Category: Applied Physics

Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment & Monitoring

The study is developed in the field of investigation that analyzes the relationships between the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and the User Global Comfort, where the Comfort is intended as the particular condition of well-being determined, on the basis of sensory perceptions of an individual in an environment, by temperature, humidity, noise level, brightness, air quality detected within the environment. The purpose of the study is to deepen the knowledge of the single factors that influence the sensory perception of different environmental conditions by an individual...

Smart cities sustainability: procedures for the evaluation of localized urban heat island phenomena and mitigation techniques.

The urban air quality is related to the wide-open spaces presence. Cities discomfort is due to air overheating and pollutions. These are connected to urban density, building geometrical and thermal characteristics, asphalt proprieties, lack of vegetation, and others. Urbanizations has led to an increase of air temperature, that means an increase of Urban Heat Island phenomena (UHI). Its basic definition is the increase in temperature of urban areas in comparison to its rural surroundings. In the mesoscale, UHI phenomena is...

Predictive Model for Evaluating Energy Performance of Building Envelope

The research is related to the buildings energy performance, investigating different construction typologies  and carrying out instrumental measurements for analyzing the energy behavior of different building elements. This activity aims to characterize buildings elements by using  appropriate tools, such as heat flow meter, surface temperature probes and thermal imaging camera. The main goal of this work is to evaluate the Standards effectiveness when they are applied to the existing buildings, in which the material thermal properties are in most cases unknown. Due to...