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Carla Pimentel-Rodrigues

Carla Pimentel-Rodrigues
ISCIA

PhD

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Introduction
Carla Pimentel-Rodrigues currently works at ANQIP. Carla does research in Water efficiency in buildings, sustainability and green roofs.

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Publications (36)
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It has become evident that, during this century, climate change will continue, affecting all regions of the planet. The expected impacts over the next few decades may differ from region to region, with some areas becoming humid and others drier. In regions such as the Mediterranean basin, the main expected impacts of climate change will be prolonge...
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The number of existing studies on the effect of urban fires on drainage systems and treatment facilities is relatively scarce. However, as shown in this paper, the water runoff generated during an urban firefighting can impact these systems. The maximum flow capacity of sewers or other components of the drainage systems can be exceeded. Contaminate...
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Nowadays, humanity is consuming unsustainably the planet’s resources. In the scope of energy resource consumption, e.g., the intense use of fossil fuels has contributed to the acceleration of climate changes on the planet, and the overriding need to increase energy efficiency in all sectors is now widely recognized, aiming to reduce greenhouse gase...
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In the use phase, buildings are high resource consumers, especially energy, water and even nutrients. The relationship between these resources is inseparable, and the nexus energy–water–food (or energy–water–nutrients) is currently recognized as the essential connection for the sustainable development of mankind. In the current scenario of climate...
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In addition to the possible contributions of buildings to mitigating CO2 emissions, increased attention is being paid to the potential impacts of climate change on urban environments. According to the United Nations, about 54% of the planet’s population currently lives in cities, but this percentage is expected to rise to 66% in 2050, which reveals...
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Circular economy can be considered not only in relation to building construction materials, but also in relation to resources that are used in the use phase of buildings, such as water, energy or even nutrients. On the other hand, some constructive solutions are becoming increasingly important in the current scenario of climate change, taking into...
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Water is one of the most important resources for our life, the water shortage problem directly affects the entire world population, it´s a duty of human beings to guarantee the long-term availability of the vital liquid. In the buildings, a great impact is generated on the water resource, where could be observed mainly high-water supplies for human...
Conference Paper
Ecuador, is one of the countries in Latin America with the highest number of superficial and subterranean fresh water sources. However, the effects of an accelerated population growth, climate change and a scarce culture about the use of devices and services installations of high water efficiency, make this resource little by little run out. Consid...
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Nowadays it is imperative to assess the effects of climate change and develop mitigation and adaptation measures, particularly in urban environments, as cities will comprise 2/3 of the world's population by 2050, according to the UN. The use of rainwater in buildings can be a good solution to reduce flood peaks of stormwater in public areas, which...
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O "Manual de Eficiência Hídrica em Edifícios" é um livro de 120 páginas que resume todas as medidas de eficiência hídrica aplicáveis aos edifícios em Portugal, incluindo critérios de dimensionamento, especificações aplicáveis, etc.
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Five and four stars' hotels to guarantee high comfort and quality of their services lead to high energy and water consumption per user. A great part of it is for the guests´bathsguests´baths which include a great energy expenditure for hot water production, pumping and distribution. Efficient showers installation entail at the building level to the...
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Nowadays it is imperative to assess the effects of climate change and develop mitigation and adaptation measures, particularly in urban environments, as cities will comprise 2/3 of the world's population by 2050, according to the UN. The use of rainwater in buildings can be a good solution to reduce flood peaks of stormwater in public areas, which...
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Aims: Evaluate the water savings potential and financial viability of water saving measures in in higher education buildings Study Design: The study follows an observational approach to characterize the current performance of existing buildings in terms of water consumption and evaluate the potential for increasing water efficiency. Place and Dur...
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Os elevados padrões de conforto e a qualidade dos serviços prestados nos hotéis de quatro e cinco estrelas conduz a grandes consumos específicos de água e de energia por pessoa. Uma parte importante desse consumo destina-se aos banhos dos hóspedes, o que acarreta inerentes consumos de energia para aquecimento de água e para a sua bombagem até aos d...
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Green roofs (GRs) are becoming a trend in urban areas, favouring thermal performance of buildings, promoting removal of atmospheric pollutants, and acting as possible water collection spots. Rainwater harvesting systems in buildings can also contribute to the management of stormwater runoff reducing flood peaks. These technologies should be enhance...
Thesis
A presente dissertação tem como objetivo o desenvolvimento de um modelo para a avaliação da eficiência hídrica de edifícios, à semelhança do já existente noutras especialidades da construção, como é o caso da energia. O desenvolvimento deste modelo integra-se no quadro das preocupações da sociedade atual, no sentido de alargar a todos os sectores a...
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Water has become a resource of the utmost importance. Demographic growth, economic development and today's lifestyles have rendered drinking water scarce. Climate change has worsened the situation, and the forecast reduction in rainfall or the alteration of its regime could have a negative effect on situations of crisis in the short to medium term...
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Nowadays humanity uses about 50% of existing drinking-water, but in the next 15 years this percentage will reach 75%. Consequently, hydric stress risk will rise significantly across the entire planet. Accordingly, several countries will have to apply efficient hydric measures in the water-supply sector, including at the building level. These measur...
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Nowadays humanity uses about 50% of existing drinking-water, but in the next 15 years this percentage will reach 75%. Consequently, hydric stress risk will rise significantly across the entire planet. Accordingly, several countries will have to apply efficient hydric measures in the water-supply sector, including at the building level. These measur...
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The risk of hydric stress will increase significantly across the entire planet, especially in the Mediterranean basin, and some Europeans countries, such as Portugal, might experience very serious problems in a large part of their territory in the short to medium term. In addition, there are high levels of inefficiency in the water use in some of t...
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The Programa Nacional para o Uso Eficiente da Água (PNUEA) has proposed labeling plumbing components in buildings in order to provide customers with information about the device's water efficiency. The national association for quality in building installations, Associaçãa Nacional para a Qualidade nas Instalações Prediais (ANQIP) is the only large...
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This article discusses a water-efficiency certification and labeling initiative launched in Portugal in 2008 that is helping cut consumption and conserve stressed supplies. The Programa Nacional para o Uso Eficiente da Agua (PNUEA) urges labeling plumbing components in buildings (e.g., flushing systems, showers) in order to provide consumers with i...
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This paper outlines some of the actions being pursued in Portugal with a view to improving water efficiency in buildings and products. First, a demonstration project that is under development is described. This is the AveiroDOMUS House of the Future, and it will be used to study various efficiency solutions for resources' use in buildings, and to a...

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Projects (2)
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Research about grey water reuse solutions in housing.
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Green infrastructures - resilient cities. Assessment of plant species and susbstrates to be used in green roofs. Evaluation of green roofs to support stormwater management and water reuse.