Marco Picco

Marco Picco
University of Brighton · School of Environment and Technology

Ph.D., MSc (Eng)
Applied building performance simulation and Personal comfort Systems

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Introduction
Marco Picco currently works at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton. Marco does research in Architectural Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Their current project is 'Energy simulation in early stage building design.'
Additional affiliations
December 2018 - April 2019
University of Brighton
Position
  • Research Associate
February 2015 - January 2016
University of Brighton
Position
  • Reserach Fellow

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Publications (26)
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This study is the first step towards a broader research intent: developing and optimising a Personal Comfort System for tertiary sector working environments. The entire industrial sector, and in particular offices, have seen changes in working habits, with a large increase in smart working to prevent COVID infection. The chance to partialise the HV...
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Energy performance certificates (EPCs) are useful tools that not only provide an indication on the efficiency of buildings, but also help raising awareness on the importance of improving their performance. However, the current implementation of EPCs is affected by issues that prevent their full potential to be exploited: lack of standardization acr...
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This study is part of a wider research aimed at creating building type databases for simplified dynamic thermal models of buildings. In particular, thermal inertia analysis is the focus of this paper, looking at its impact in terms of comfort and energy consumption in different climates and for different end uses. The impact of all factors influenc...
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As a result of difficulty meeting energy efficiency through fabric alteration, historic churches must focus on heating systems and operational strategy as key to reducing carbon emissions. Strategies can be defined as local or central heating. Local heating strives to heat occupants, while central heating aims to heat the building fabric and theref...
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The paper presents a case study comparing the integration and coherence of available building occupancy data for use in early stage dynamic building performance simulation to support the an integrated building design process. Building upon previous work from the authors, a simplified dynamic simulation tool is used to quantify the impact of the use...
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The Church of England (CofE) is responding to climate change by taking measures to reduce their CO 2 footprint under its flagship programme -‘Shrinking the Footprint’, to facilitate the CO 2 emission reduction target of 80 % by 2050. Meeting this target will require both energy efficiency measures and zero carbon energy generation of which solar PV...
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This paper investigates the benefits of applying building performance simulation throughout the design of new buildings and energy retrofit, with a major focus on low and zero carbon buildings. During the discussion, the state of the art on building simulation and the major drawbacks of the applications of such advanced techniques is also highlight...
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This paper investigates the benefits of applying building performance simulation throughout the design of new buildings and energy retrofit, with a major focus on low- and zero-carbon buildings. During the analysis, the state of the art on building simulation and the major drawbacks of the application of such advanced techniques are also highlighte...
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This paper presents the development of a new modeling support tool able to simulate, with a reasonable workload, 36 integrated building-plant systems with different scales and resolutions, in order to support architects and HVAC designers/engineers in their modeling efforts, providing them with an extremely flexible, guided and accurate tool which...
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The tendency to speed up the building process and reduce its capital costs is bringing to the increased use of semi-finished products in constructions. One frequent characteristic of those elements is the use of non-homogeneous layers of materials, possibly affecting their thermal properties. In addition to this, the gradual increase in the thickne...
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This work presents the creation of a dynamic energy model able to simulate, with a reasonable workload, a very large number of integrated building-plant systems with different scales and resolutions, in order to have a design support for architects and designers, reducing their modeling effort and errors. The model includes the dynamic simulation o...
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The paper stems from the benefits of the application of energy analysis in the early-stage building design combined with the difficulties that prevent this integration due to the complexity of the needed simulations. The most common solution to overtake this obstacle is to simplify the building energy model, but not enough attention is paid to unde...
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The present paper stems from the benefits of the application of energy analysis in the early-stage building design combined with the difficulties that prevent this integration. The most common solution is to simplify the building energy model, although not enough attention is paid to understand the consequences of this action. The paper focuses on...
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The paper analyses the benefits of the application of energy analysis in the early-stage building design, in particular for large commercial buildings. The research highlights the barriers that prevent this early integration and finally proposes the development of a methodology tailored around the optimization of energy efficiency during early-stag...
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The present thesis stems from the benefits of the application of energy analysis in the early-stage building design. The research highlights the barriers that prevent this early integration and finally proposes the development of a simplified modelling methodology tailored around the optimization of energy efficiency during early-stage design. In g...
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The present paper analyses a case study of the application of dynamic energy simulation on the energy efficiency improvement process of an existing commercial building, the retrofit of a CHP machine for the combined generation of heat and power is analysed. Great attention is dedicated to the correct sizing of the CHP/CCHP plant both in term of ene...
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The paper analyses the benefits of energy analysis application in early-stage design. The research highlights the barriers that prevent this early integration and finally proposes the development of a simplified software tool tailored around the optimization of energy efficiency during early-stage design. Generally, the research aims to identify (a...
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Integrated building performance simulation (IBPS) provides an appropriate means to appraise the performance of low energy communities featuring cooperating technologies for demand management and low carbon heat/power delivery. Only by addressing such communities in a holistic and dynamic manner can the performance characteristics of the individual...

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