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      A PC-tool to calculate the Moisture Buffer Value 

      Gómez Arriaran, Ignacio Santiago; Sellens Fernández, Isabel; Odriozola Maritorena, Moisés; Ercoreca González, Aitor (Elsevier, 2017)
      Hygroscopic building materials have the ability to moderate the relative humidity variation without the need for active systems. The moisture buffer phenomenon can be assessed by way of the Moisture Buffer Value (MBV). ...
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      Analysis of New Strategies to Reach Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) 

      Santos Herrero, José María; López Guede, José Manuel; Flores Abascal, Iván (MDPI, 2018-11-07)
      The need to reduce CO2 emissions makes it necessary to review most areas of human activity because we are the main source of these emissions. In particular, the building sector is one of its main responsible. Through a ...
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      Application of Thermoeconomics in HVAC Systems 

      Picallo Pérez, Ana; Sala Lizarraga, José María Pedro; Hernández Arizaga, Arrate (MDPI, 2020-06-17)
      In order to achieve a sustainable society, the energy consumption in buildings must be reduced. The first step toward achieving this goal is to detect their weak points and analyze the energy-saving potential. to detect ...
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      Cities4ZERO: Overcoming Carbon Lock-in in Municipalities through Smart Urban Transformation Processes 

      Urrutia Azcona, Koldo; Tatar, Merit; Molina Costa, Patricia; Flores Abascal, Iván (MDPI, 2020-04-28)
      How can local authorities effectively address the decarbonization of urban environments in the long run? How would their interests and expertise be aligned into an integrated approach towards decarbonization? This paper ...
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      Combination of Diagnostic Tools for the Proper Identification of Moisture Pathologies in Modern Residential Buildings 

      Hidalgo Betanzos, Juan María; Escudero Revilla, César; Iribar Solaberrieta, Eider; Flores Abascal, Iván; Sala Lizarraga, José María Pedro (MDPI, 2018-09)
      A study of moisture pathologies in a modern residential multifamily building is presented. The housing block was designed under the regulation NBE-CT of 1979 in northern Spain. After the appearance of some moisture problems ...
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      Dataset of an in-use tertiary building collected from a detailed 3D mobile monitoring system and building automation system for indoor and outdoor air temperature analysis 

      Giraldo Soto, Catalina; Ercoreca González, Aitor; Barragan Elorza, Ander; Mora, Laurent (Elsevier, 2020-06-23)
      [EN] A Mobile Monitoring System (MMS) has been designed tak- ing into account the use of technology with high sensor ac- curacy and the ability to be installed easily and quickly in different cardinal locations, distribution ...
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      ENER-BI: Integrating Energy and Spatial Data for Cities’ Decarbonisation Planning 

      Urrutia Azcona, Koldo; Usobiaga Ferrer, Elena; De Agustín Camacho, Pablo; Molina Costa, Patricia; Benedito Bordonau, Mauricia; Flores Abascal, Iván (MDPI, 2021-01-04)
      Given the current climate emergency, our planet is suffering. Mitigation measures must be urgently deployed in urban environments, which are responsible for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. In this sense, a deeper ...
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      Energy Conservation in an Office Building Using an Enhanced Blind System Control 

      Carrascal Lecumberri, Edorta; Garrido Hernández, Izaskun; Van der Heijde, Bram; Garrido Hernández, Aitor Josu; Sala Lizarraga, José María Pedro; Helsen, Lieve (MDPI, 2017-02)
      The two spaces office module is usually considered as a representative case-study to analyse the energetic improvement in office buildings. In this kind of buildings, the use of a model predictive control (MPC) scheme for ...
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      Energy, Environmental and Economic Analysis of Air-to-Air Heat Pumps as an Alternative to Heating Electrification in Europe 

      Eguiarte, Olaia; Garrido Marijuán, Antonio; De Agustín Camacho, Pablo; Del Portillo Valdés, Luis Alfonso; Romero Amorrortu, Ander (MDPI, 2020-08-01)
      Heat pumps (HP) are an efficient alternative to non-electric heating systems (NEHS), being a cost-effective mean to support European building sector decarbonization. The paper studies HP and NEHS performance in residential ...
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      European Cities in the Energy Transition: A Preliminary Analysis of 27 Cities 

      Villamor Lomas, Estitxu; Akizu Gardoki, Ortzi; Azurza Zubizarreta, Olatz; Urkidi Azkarraga, Leire; Campos Celador, Alvaro; Basurko, Izaro; Barcena Hynojal, Iñaki Bizente (MDPI, 2020-03-12)
      Nowadays, there is a wide scientific consensus about the unsustainability of the current energy system and at the same time, social awareness about climate change and the IPCC’s goals is increasing in Europe. Amongst ...
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      Experimental Devices to Investigate the Long-Term Stability of Phase Change Materials under Application Conditions 

      Rathgeber, Christoph; Hiebler, Stefan; Bayón, Rocío; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Englmair, Gerald; Dannemand, Mark; Diarce Belloso, Gonzalo; Fellmann, Oliver; Ravotti, Rebecca; Groulx, Dominic; Kheirabadi, Ali C.; Gschwander, Stefan; Höhlein, Stephan; König Haagen, Andreas; Beaupere, Noé; Zalewski, Laurent (MDPI, 2020-11-10)
      An important prerequisite to select a reliable phase change material (PCM) for thermal energy storage applications is to test it under application conditions. In the case of solid–liquid PCM, a large amount of thermal ...
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      Experimentation under real performing conditions of a highly integrable unglazed solar collector into a building façade 

      Elguezabal, P.; Garay Martínez, R.; Martín Escudero, Koldobika (Elsevier, 2017)
      In the current context of moving towards more sustainable construction, advanced facade systems that integrate solar collecting devices represent a commitment with future trends that combine renewable technologies with ...
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      Long Term Energy Transition Scenario Analysis for the City of Donostia 

      Arrizabalaga Uriarte, Eneko; Hernández Iñarra, Francisco Javier; Portillo Valdés, Luis Alfonso del (MDPI, 2018-01-18)
      The direction adopted for the energy transitions towards a low carbon future will have long lasting implications in other aspects beyond the Climate Change. However, cities are becoming increasingly complex and a detailed ...
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      Low Effort L-i Nuclear Fusion Plasma Control Using Model Predictive Control Laws 

      Garrido Hernández, Izaskun; Garrido Hernández, Aitor Josu; Romero, Jesús A.; Carrascal Lecumberri, Edorta; Sevillano Berasategui, María Goretti; Barambones Caramazana, Oscar (Hindawi Publishing, 2015)
      One of the main problems of fusion energy is to achieve longer pulse duration by avoiding the premature reaction decay due to plasma instabilities. The control of the plasma inductance arises as an essential tool for the ...
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      Methodology for the Study of the Envelope Airtightness of Residential Buildings in Spain: A Case Study 

      Feijó-Muñoz, Jesús; Poza-Casado, Irene; González-Lezcano, Roberto Alonso; Pardal, Cristina; Echarri, Víctor; Assiego de Larriva, Rafael; Fernández-Agüera, Jesica; Dios-Viéitez, María Jesús; Del Campo Díaz, Víctor José; Montesdeoca Calderín, Manuel; Padilla-Marcos, Miguel Ángel; Meiss, Alberto (MDPI, 2018-04)
      Air leakage and its impact on the energy performance of dwellings has been broadly studied in countries with cold climates in Europe, US, and Canada. However, there is a lack of knowledge in this field in Mediterranean ...
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      Monitoring System Analysis for Evaluating a Building’s Envelope Energy Performance through Estimation of Its Heat Loss Coefficient 

      Giraldo Soto, Catalina; Ercoreca González, Aitor; Mora, Laurent; Uriarte Pérez de Nanclares, Irati; Del Portillo Valdés, Luis Alfonso (MDPI, 2018-07)
      The present article investigates the question of building energy monitoring systems used for data collection to estimate the Heat Loss Coefficient (HLC) with existing methods, in order to determine the Thermal Envelope ...
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      Optimization of the Heating System Use in Aged Public Buildings via Model Predictive Control 

      Carrascal Lecumberri, Edorta; Garrido Hernández, Izaskun; Garrido Hernández, Aitor Josu; Sala Lizarraga, José María Pedro (MDPI, 2016-03)
      This work presents the implementation of a Model Predictive Control (MPC) scheme used to study the improvement of the thermal quality in aged residential buildings without any rehabilitation. The controller manages the ...
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      Orientation-Constrained System for Lamp Detection in Buildings Based on Computer Vision 

      Troncoso Pastoriza, Francisco; Eguia Oller, Pablo; Díaz Redondo, Rebeca P.; Granada Álvarez, Enrique; Ercoreca González, Aitor (MDPI, 2019-03-28)
      Computer vision is used in this work to detect lighting elements in buildings with the goal of improving the accuracy of previous methods to provide a precise inventory of the location and state of lamps. Using the framework ...
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      Simulation and Thermo-Energy Analysis of Building Types in the Dominican Republic to Evaluate and Introduce Energy Efficiency in the Envelope 

      Felix Benitez, Joan Manuel; Del Portillo Valdés, Luis Alfonso; Del Campo Díaz, Víctor José; Martín Escudero, Koldobika (MDPI, 2020-07-20)
      The improvement of the energy performance in buildings is key for sustainable development, even more so in the case of the Dominican Republic (DR), which is committed to this goal but which has neither regulation nor ...
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      The Gender Perspective of Professional Competencies in Industrial Engineering Studies 

      Tazo Herrán, María Inmaculada; Boyano Murillo, Ana Isabel; Fernández Gámiz, Unai; Calleja Ochoa, Amaia (MDPI, 2020-04-07)
      Sexism and gender relations in higher education require special attention and are a topic of great interest in regulations related to education. The low participation percentage of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, ...