Person

Francesco Fiorito

Journal article

Numerical simulation study of BIPV/T double-skin facade for various climate zones in Australia: effects on indoor thermal comfort

Maintaining indoor thermal comfort is crucial for the health and productivity of building occupants. Building envelope plays a major role in influencing the impact of outdoor climate and controlling the indoor thermal conditions.
Journal article

An evolutionary approach to single-sided ventilated façade design

A significant portion of the carbon and greenhouse gas emissions of residential buildings in Australia is associated with energy consumption for comfort and health.
Journal article

Urban heat island and overheating characteristics in Sydney, Australia. An analysis of multiyear measurements

It has become increasingly important to study the urban heat island phenomenon due to the adverse effects on summertime cooling energy demand, air and water quality and most importantly, heat-related illness and mortality. The present article analyses the magnitude and the characteristics of the urban...
Conference paper

Study of building integrated photovoltaic/thermal double-skin facade for commercial buildings in Sydney, Australia

Research activities previously performed on shorter simulation timeframe had shown that building-integrated photovoltaic/thermal double-skin façade (BIPV/T-DSF) could maintain a comfort temperature within a building, by adopting a fan-assisted ventilated air cavity in summer, and a non-ventilated air cavity during winter in order to reduce overheating...
Report

Heat mitigation program: Darwin, Northern Territory

This document presents the mitigation study for the CBD area of Darwin, performed by the High Performance Architecture Group of UNSW, Faculty of Built Environment.The first part of the report includes the methods and the results of the terrestrial and aerial monitoring campaign, the evaluation...