Lucelia Taranto Rodrigues

Lucelia Taranto Rodrigues
University of Nottingham | Notts · Department of Architecture and Built Environment

BArch DipArch MSc PhD

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Introduction
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October 2008 - January 2016
University of Nottingham
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (69)
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This article introduces a new web-based decision support system created for early-stage feasibility assessments of renewable energy technologies in England, UK. The article includes a review of energy policy and regulation in England and a critical evaluation of literature on similar decision support systems. Overall, it shows a novel solution for...
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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) has been identified as a key technology to help reduc carbon emissions from the transport and energy sectors. However, the benefits of this technology are best achieved when multiple variables are considered in the process of charging and discharging an electric vehicle. These variables include vehicle behaviour, building ener...
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In this paper, the authors examine how a community energy group in the Meadows area of Nottingham in the UK adopted a model of local energy generation and storage as a means of combatting climate change, improving energy efficiency, enhancing energy security, and reducing fuel poverty. By prioritising local needs and managing expectations, this app...
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Vehicle-to-grid services make use of the aggregated capacity available from a fleet of vehicles to participate in energy markets, help integrate renewable energy in the grid and balance energy use. In this paper, the critical components of such a service are described in the context of a commercial service that is currently under development. Key a...
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Due to the success of the energy-efficient Passivhaus building envelope and its principles in regulating indoor thermal comfort in European climates, the potential implementation of it in other climates has been subjected to much attention in recent years. In this work, we adopted the hypothesis that slightly higher U-values of walls and floors tha...
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Defining common housing characteristics such as typology, floor areas, and occupancy rates can be challenging in many countries because of the prevalence of self-built and/or self-promoted accommodation. Yet, for researchers, designers, and policy makers, an understanding of these is crucial. Although housing represents more than one-third of the e...
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In Brazil, the delivery of homes for low-inc ome households is dictated by costs rather than performance. Issues such as the impact of climate change, affordability of operational energy use, and lack of energy security are not taken into account, even though they can severely impact the occupants. In this work, the authors evaluated the thermal pe...
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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services utilise a population of electric vehicle batteries to provide the aggregated capacity required to participate in power and energy markets. Such participation relies on the prediction of available capacity to support the reliable delivery of agreed reserves at a future time. In this work real historical trip data from...
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In this chapter we examined three temporary urban interventions in Luz and Santa Ifigênia in São Paulo, Brazil, which were driven by local challenges. These neighbourhoods are centrally located with bustling commercial centres; however, they also experience endemic drug use and trafficking, trading of stolen goods, and widespread illegal occupation...
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Airtightness refers to the amount of air leakage that paths through a building’s envelope. This uncontrolled exchange of air between inside and outside, either infiltration or exfiltration, may lead to thermal discomfort. Nevertheless, little or no attention has been given to airtightness in some countries including Brazil. Brazil has different cli...
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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 ABSTRACT: Temporary urbanism is an approach to reactivate urban spaces through short-term interventions in a range of urban contexts. In central São Paulo, t...
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Despite Myanmar's alarming Climate Change Risk Index, no regard is given to the possible impacts of climate change in vernacular housing. Using empirical and simulated data sets, this paper investigates whether free-running dwellings in Myanmar can provide thermal comfort in the present and future climate scenarios based on wet-bulb and heat-index...
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The integration of vernacular strategies in Myanmar housing seems to have remained remarkably resilient and is still the norm even in modern dwellings. However, no regard is given to the possible impact of climate change. Using one-year monitored indoor and outdoor thermal environment data, typical and a morphed weather data representing future cli...
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Myanmar’s territory mostly experiences tropical monsoon climate, where temperatures are normally not extreme, but humidity can increase discomfort. In response, vernacular architecture strategies have evolved to deal with excess heat and humidity. One of the most prominent of these strategies is the use of high multistage roofs with ventilation. Ov...
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‘Community Energy’ refers to people working together to reduce and manage energy use and increase and support local energy generation. It has the potential to support the infrastructural, social and cultural changes needed to reduce the impact of climate change and increase energy security. The core part of community energy initiatives is people; t...
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Vehicle-to-grid services draw power or curtail demand from electric vehicles when they are connected to a compatible charging station. In this paper, we investigated automated machine learning for predicting when vehicles are likely to make such a connection. Using historical data collected from a vehicle tracking service, we assessed the technique...
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Tropical weather is characterized by high humidity, high temperature, and intense solar insolation; therefore, traditional tropical housing is predominantly dependent on natural ventilation and passive cooling for thermal comfort. In the literature and practice, however, there is a gap of knowledge on Myanmar vernacular housing, specifically with r...
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This article was presented at the IAQVEC 2019 (10th International Conference on indoor air quality, ventilation and energy conservation in buildings). A full (and extended) paper of this paper (A review of traditional multistage roofs design and performance in vernacular buildings in Myanmar) can be viewed in the Sustainable Cities and Society Jou...
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This article was presented at the IAQVEC 2019 (10th International Conference on indoor air quality, ventilation and energy conservation in buildings). A full (and extended) paper of this paper (A review of traditional multistage roofs design and performance in vernacular buildings in Myanmar) can be viewed in the Sustainable Cities and Society Jou...
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According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in their Special Report on Global warming, it is clear that there is a need of a rapid change in all aspects of society to achieve limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The transport sector alone is currently responsible for 20.5% of the global emissions. Therefore, the transport sector is expl...
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Energy policies and regulations are constantly introduced to reflect the current developments of the energy system. The introduction of sustainable energy technologies creates a demand for alternative sources of energy and economic incentives which are widely adopted. This paper presents the panorama of the energy regulatory system and the perspect...
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The global demand for energy efficient cooling strategies in non-domestic buildings is increasing, especially within African, Asian and Middle-Eastern regions. School buildings often have poor thermal comfort and poor indoor air quality (IAQ), which affect the pupils’ health, education and productivity. So, this paper investigated the thermal perfo...
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Project SCENIC (Smart Controlled Energy Networks Integrated in Communities) involves connecting properties at the University of Nottingham’s Creative Energy Homes site in a community scale, integrated heat and power network. The system will use distributed generation to develop the prosumer concept, where consumers are both buyers and sellers of en...
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Community Energy' refers to people working together to reduce and manage energy use, and increase and support local energy generation. It can help promote the infrastructural, social and cultural changes we need to reduce the impact of climate change and increase energy security. The core part of community energy initiatives is people, and therefor...
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Vernacular housing in tropical climates traditionally relies heavily on natural ventilation for comfort. However, global warming and climate change are threatening the efficacy of this technique. The study presented here explored two Myanmar housing types in the countries’ three climate zones, and fifteen different ventilation regimes aiming to pro...
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This study investigates the impacts of the thermophysical properties of building envelopes for the present typical weather and predicted climate scenarios in Myanmar. The objective of this study is to work out the sensitivity of thermal performance of a model by varying levels of envelope u-value, solar absorptivity, and thermal emissivity of the r...
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In the UK, the sustainability agenda for housebuilding is now over ten years old, dating from the 2006 launch of the Code for Sustainable Homes as the benchmark for the reduction of carbon emissions in all new housing. The government’s 2015 decision however, to dismantle the Code for Sustainable Homes and remove the 2016 Zero Carbon targets, has me...
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Brazil faces a housing deficit of more than 5.5 million units and nearly 11 million existing homes present inadequate living conditions. In response, the Brazilian government launched in 2009 a mass social housing programme with a target of delivering 24 million new units for low-income households by 2022. Their standardised design is relatively ch...
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The UK building stock, being amongst the oldest in the developed world, is also one of the least energy efficient and accounts for approximately 45% of UK carbon emission. Energy use from housing alone was responsible for 13% of total UK carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions in 2015. Therefore, achieving the national target of an 80% reductio...
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Faced by global challenges brought on by climate-change and over-reliance on fossil fuels, more people are looking towards developing energy systems characterised by renewables. Community energy groups have been identified as key stakeholders who could play a strategic role in enabling the transition to a clean and affordable energy supply. Acting...
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There is a trend of installing air conditioning systems in public primary schools that are currently naturally ventilated in Vietnam. A previous study conducted by the authors provided evidence that there is limited need for air conditioning in Vietnamese mid-season and the hottest season. In this study, the authors investigated thermal comfort and...
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Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years of age is expected to nearly double, from 12% to 22%. Whilst hospitals offer care to people with health problems, support at home is generally limited to carers, a costly labour intensive method that impacts on the ability of many elderly patients to live independently. T...
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Driven by environmental concerns resulting from global warming, interest in renewable energy has grown in recent times. Similarly, improved efficiency and reliability in energy technologies have played a significant role in facilitating their adaptation at various scales. Of these technologies, energy storage has been suggested to have potentially...
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Indoor environmental quality significantly impacts on students’ performance and productivity, particularly thermal comfort levels. Currently in Vietnam, very few studies have dealt with the issue and the current trend is to install energy-intensive air-conditioning in primary schools as this is perceived as more comfortable. In this study, the auth...
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Instead of the energy and ecological relocation, SYMBIONT City detects energy opportunities and possible urban folding to achieve thermodynamic benefits. Although some agendas have already fostered the concept of symbiotic planning, neither current infrastructural systems nor urban regulatory frameworks allow for its real implementation. SYMBIONT i...
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Given the increasing penetration of renewable energy technologies as distributed generation embedded in the consumption centres, there is growing interest in energy storage systems located very close to consumers. These systems allow to increase the amount of renewable energy generation consumed locally, they provide opportunities for demand-side m...
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In this paper, the authors explored the hypothesis that the most common approach to improve a building’s energy efficiency in the hot climate of Saudi Arabia, which focuses on engineering parameters, is not sufficient and architectural design parameters should be adopted to reduce cooling loads. In order to investigate this hypothesis, 27 sets of d...
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Glenn Murcutt is recognised as one of the most influential architects of the last few decades. His design philosophy, environmental awareness and in-depth understanding of the Australian context and vernacular architecture, have made him one of the leaders of critical regionalism worldwide. His buildings not only provide shelter, but also offer com...
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Social networks give structure to our world, are key to building social capital and can form a platform to build-up strength and ability to change; they are, however, often absent from urban studies. In this paper, the authors explored the potential role of social networks during community consultations, both as an engagement tool and as a mechanis...
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Although the concept of sustainability and Sustainable development has tended to be mostly associated with the management of natural resources and the consequent environmental impact, the most accepted definition draws together its social, economic and environmental dimensions. The rail industry, as provider of a low carbon transport system, is wel...
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This study investigates indoor environmental quality and users’ perception in 14 classrooms of a mixed-mode ventilated primary school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, during the rainy season by qualitative and quantitative research methods. Spot and long-term measurements were recorded, covering a range of environmental parameters such as air temperat...
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Volume I, 898 pages, ISBN 9780853583134 Energy Technologies & Renewables Session 1: Biofuels & Biomass Session 5: Building Energy Systems Session 9: Low-carbon/ Low-energy Technologies Session 13: Biomass Systems Session 16: Solar Energy Session 17: Biomass & Biofuels Session 20: Solar Energy Session 21: Solar Energy Session 22: Solar Energy Sessio...
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Localised energy generation, ownership and management provide a mechanism to address issues of affordability, energy security, infrastructure resilience and the need to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. There is potential for the growth of community energy schemes in the UK. However, small to medium-sized schemes find it hard to compete with large...
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Evidence suggests that many UK dwellings are subjected to overheating or will be at some point in the future. Dwellings built using modern methods of construction may have a higher overheating risk due to the low levels of thermal mass associated with most of these methods. The Nottingham HOUSE, a prefabricated timber modular building designed to z...
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The ever-increasing energy demand of the residential sector has required the adoption of tighter energy standards, aiming for high energy efficiency in dwellings. In Brazil, 24 million new residential buildings are planned to be delivered by 2022 through social housing programs, which could greatly impact on the country’s energy consumption. In an...
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Since its opening, the BASF prototype house at the Creative Energy Homes project has attracted significant attention due to the two main aspects of the design brief: energy efficiency and affordability. The house was built using modern methods of construction and incorporates a number of passive and active measures to achieve comfort. An evaluation...
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The energy expended for conditioning buildings around the world is worryingly large and increasing every year. Currently, almost half of houses around the world use some type of energy-expensive conventional air-conditioning system. These systems are high emitters of gases such as carbon dioxide and so high contributors to climate change. Consequen...
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Half of humanity now lives in cities and the cities of the world continue to expand. However, inappropriate design of buildings combined with heat island conditions in dense urban areas and the effects of climate change may result in unsuitable accommodation, which is inherently unsustainable.An underlying problem in the long term housing supply ha...
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A great deal of literature has been published in recent years around the need to mitigate climate change and the building industry is already working to make buildings more energy efficient. However, some changes to our climate cannot be avoided so we will need to change the way we design, construct, refurbish and use buildings to adapt to the like...
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Buildings are the most important economical sector in the world but also the major contributors of environmental damage, from the sourcing of raw materials through to the energy used for their functioning and to the disposal of their elements once their life cycle comes to an end. Almost half of the UK’s carbon emissions come from the use of buildi...
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Due to a number of reasons including the effects of climate change and a shift towards a more widespread use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for housing development, overheating issues in British homes has become a greater concern in recent years. Some of the most important advantages of MMC are the reduced use of materials, reduced constru...
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Since its opening in January 2008, the BASF House, part of the Creative Energy Homes (CEH) project, has attracted significant attention from the public and the scientific community. The two main aspects of the design brief were energy efficiency and affordability, hence the interest in the project. The house was built to achieve Code for Sustainabl...
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The UK government is committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in a bid to tackle climate change. Dwellings in the UK account for approximately 27% of the UK total of carbon dioxide emissions through the burning of fossil fuel for heating, lights and appliances. This includes combustion on the premises, mainly natural gas for hea...
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The UK Government has set ambitious targets for reducing energy use in buildings, including the target for all new homes to be zero-carbon by 2016. In addition, the government is committed to promote Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as a solution for the shortage in housing that the country has been experiencing for a number of years. MMC have...
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Public, commercial and global research interest in the delivery of zero carbon housing has never been higher. The recent shift in design culture and legislative climate is reflected in a number of existing and developing low energy and zero carbon standards in the UK as well as Europe. Also, the number of homes built and certified under these stand...

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