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GIANFRANCO RIZZO

Research Area

Active Research fields

Simulation models of the thermal behavior of buildings

Innovative components of the building envelope

Analytical and experimental study of thermal comfort in confined environments

Energy analysis at large territorial scale

Analytical methods for the evaluation of sustainability of resources and processes

Energy and environmental analysis of transportation

Research projects of the last 5 years

1) RESET. A network of laboratories for safety, sustainability and efficiency in the transportation sector. PO FESR 2007/2013. Years 2013-2015. Position: Scientific Responsible for the University of Palermo.

2) ARCO VERDE. Evaluation of vegetated essences for  urban and extraurban green applications in the Mediterranean environment. Ministero Politiche Agricole e Forestali - Years 2011-2013. Position: Scientific Responsible for the University of Palermo.

3) RESPIRA. RESPIRA - Indoor and outdoor Air quality and Respiratory Health in Malta and Sicily. Years 2013-2014. Position: Scientific Responsible for the University of Palermo.

4) PRIN 2015. Research for SEAP: a platform for municiplities taking part in the Covenant of Mayors. Italian national coordinator.

Collaborations

Prof. Mathias Finkbainer. Sustainable Engineering, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Office Z 1, Str. des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany.

Prof. Philip Jones. Welsh School Of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Prof. Joan Rieradeval iPons. Professor Department Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and researcher Institute of Environmental Science and Technology Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona CTA.

Prof. Manuel Gameiro da Siva. University of Coimbra. 

Active research

Laboritory for the utilization of natula materials in the building envelope components.

Laboratory and installation of green roof.

Instrumentation for the measurements of radiative parameters of the human body for thermal comfort analyses.

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