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PLEA 2020 – First virtual PLEA Conference

PLEA 2020 – the first virtual PLEA Conference has just finished! Thank all the participants for joining the conference online and contributing your high-quality work! Sincere thanks to the PLEA 2020 organising team led by Dr. Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez for all … Continue reading

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PLEA Associate Meeting at PLEA 2020

PLEA Associates met online at PLEA 2020. Thank you for all your participation and contribution!

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Household Waste as a Low-Tech Cool Roof Solution. A Vernacular Approach for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy

A gradual increase in earth’s temperature is becoming a reality faced nowadays. Communities in informal settlements or deprived neighbourhoods living in buildings of poor quality are the most vulnerable to indoor heat stresses. Six test cubes were constructed on the rooftop of … Continue reading

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Indoor Farming in Future Living Models

According to a UN report, by 2050, the world’s population will reach around 9.7 billion. This growth, alongside a changing climate, will strain natural resources, especially the food supply chain. There will also be issues in relation to human health, education and … Continue reading

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Analysis of urban scale factors for data center waste-heat use: Three case studies in Sweden

Data centers (DCs) bring important positive economic impacts to the cities and regions where they are established, however, in exchange of a high electricity consumption, which in the end is transformed into unused waste-heat. Only 10% of the DCs in Sweden utilize … Continue reading

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Life Cycle Cost and Carbon Appraisal for a Prefabricated Residential Development in London

This paper provides an overview of the opportunities for renewable energy generation and low-carbon solutions in a prefabricated residential development (which includes some commercial space) in London. Its objective is to identify the optimum design of mechanical and electrical (M&E) … Continue reading

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Critical Analysis on Research Trend on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Study Through Text Data Mining Technique in the Period of 2006 to 2018

As one of the leading conferences in the study area of passive and low energy architecture, the Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference has presented continuously great efforts and innovative ideas from worldwide research communities and professional society in … Continue reading

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The Environmental Performance Of Temporary Urban Interventions: Technical Assessment Of Regeneration Initiatives In The City Centre Of São Paulo, With Focus On Thermal And Acoustic Performance

Temporary urbanism is an approach to reactivate urban spaces through short-term interventions in a range of urban contexts. In central São Paulo, the Luz and Santa Ifigênia neighbourhoods, characterized by deprivation of their physical environments and social structures, were the … Continue reading

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The Effect of Increasing Vegetation Cover on Energy Demand for Heating and Cooling Buildings in a Dense Mediterranean City

The study examines the effects of adding vegetation to a Tel Aviv neighbourhood on the microclimate, and subsequently on electricity consumption for heating and cooling. Computer simulation was employed to generate modified weather files that account for urban effects in different … Continue reading

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In memory of Professor Baruch Givoni (1920-2019)

The PLEA community is sad to know that Professor Baruch Givoni has passed away on the eve of his 110th birthday. “Sorry to hear the news of Prof. Baruch Givoni! ‘Man, Climate and Architecture’ was one of the most important … Continue reading

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