Select Publications


Pignatta G; Lim N; Acero JA; Mughal MO, 2018, Tools for Cooling Singapore: A guide of 20+ simulation tools to assess urban heat island and outdoor thermal comfort, Pignatta G; Lim N, (ed.),

Book Chapters

Pignatta G, 2024, 'The role of energy-efficient buildings in post-carbon future', in Golubchikov O; Yennetti K (ed.), Smart Cities, Energy, and Climate, Wiley

He BJ; Pignatta G; Jupesta J, 2023, 'An Era to Address Climate Change for Urban Resilience', in , pp. 3 - 7,

Meir I; Isaac S; Pignatta G, 2023, 'Conclusions, or a more critical rethinking of the project', in Net-Zero and Positive Energy Communities: Best Practice Guidance Based on the ZERO-PLUS Project Experience, Routledge,

Pignatta G, 2023, 'Part 1: Italian case study', in Isaac S; Meir I; Pignatta G (ed.), Net-Zero and Positive Energy Communities: Best Practice Guidance Based on the ZERO-PLUS Project Experience, Routledge,

Pignatta G; He B; Prasad D, 2022, 'Climate Emergency, Actions and Environmental Sustainability', in He B; Prasad D; Jupesta J; Pignatta G (ed.), Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Springer Cham,

Kolokotsa D; Pignatta G; Ulpiani G, 2022, 'Nearly zero-energy and positive-energy buildings: status and trends', in Di Somma ML; Graditi G (ed.), Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks, WILEY,

Pignatta G, 2017, 'Strategies for Cooling Singapore: A catalogue of 80+ measures to mitigate urban heat island and improve outdoor thermal comfort', in Ruefenacht L; Acero JA (ed.), , Cooling Singapore (CS), Singapore,

Edited Books

He B; Jupesta J; Pignatta G, (eds.), 2023, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Springer Nature

Isaac S; Meir I; Pignatta G, (eds.), 2023, Net-Zero and Positive Energy Communities: Best Practice Guidance Based on the ZERO-PLUS Project Experience, Routledge,

Isaac S; Meir I; Pignatta G, (eds.), 2023, Net-Zero and Positive Energy Communities: Best Practice Guidance Based on the ZERO-PLUS Project Experience, Routledge

He B-J; Prasad D; Pignatta G; Jupestra J, (eds.), 2022, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Springer Charm,

Kolokotsa D; Pignatta G; Gobakis K, (eds.), 2020, Demand-Response in Smart Buildings, MDPI,

Journal articles

Gupta A; De B; Shukla AK; Pignatta G, 2024, 'Vulnerability Assessment of a Highly Populated Megacity to Ambient Thermal Stress', Sustainability,

Javan K; Altaee A; BaniHashemi S; Darestani M; Zhou J; Pignatta G, 2024, 'A review of interconnected challenges in the water–energy–food nexus: Urban pollution perspective towards sustainable development', Science of the Total Environment, 912,

Pignatta G, 2024, 'Reducing the greenhouse emissions of Australia’s housing stock through solar pre-cooling and pre-heating', Energy

Pignatta G; Ullah KR; Santamouris M; Prodanovic V, 2024, 'Assessing the Impact of Heat Mitigation Measures on Thermal Performance and Energy Demand at the Community Level: A Pathway Toward Designing Net-zero Energy Communities', Building Simulation, pp. 1 - 22,

Pignatta G, 2024, 'Economic analysis of passive heating/cooling techniques in a building through PV Trombe wall for local climatic conditions', Science and Technology for the Built Environment

Pignatta G, 2024, 'Energy conservation potential of a mixed-mode ventilation strategy in residential buildings', Building and Environment

Pignatta G, 2024, 'Estimating Municipal Solid Waste Composition in Waste-to-Energy Power Plants: A Genetic Algorithm Inverse Solution Approach', Energy

Pignatta G, 2024, 'Size optimization of a stand-alone wind-solar-battery hybrid system for Net Zero Energy Buildings: A case study', Energy and Buildings,

Pingle P; Pignatta G; Schiavoni S, 2023, 'Unifying low and high-frequency noise mitigation: A novel dual noise barrier approach', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 154, pp. A65 - A65,

Banifateme M; Behbahaninia A; Pignatta G, 2023, 'Estimating the Chemical Composition of Municipal Solid Waste using the Inverse Method', Journal of Cleaner Production,

Ranjbar N; Balali A; Valipour A; Pignatta G; Wei S, 2023, 'Identification and Prioritization of Energy Consumption Optimization Strategies in the Building Industry Using the Hybrid SWARA-BIM Model', Journal of Green Building, 18, pp. 37 - 69,

Naderi S; Heslop S; Chen D; Watts S; Macgill I; Pignatta G; Sproul A, 2023, 'Clustering based analysis of residential duck curve mitigation through solar pre-cooling: A case study of Australian housing stock', Renewable Energy,

Desai S; Venkata Sai Kumar Manapragada N; Kumar Shukla A; Pignatta G, 2022, 'Mould-Growth Study in Building Materials Exposed to Warm and Humid Climate Using Heat and Mass Transfer (HAMT) EnergyPlus Simulation Method', Sustainability, 14, pp. 8292,

Buratti C; Belloni E; Merli F; Mastoori M; Sharifi SN; Pignatta G, 2022, 'Analysis of Nano Silica Aerogel Based Glazing Effect on the Solar Heat Gain and Cooling Load in a School under Different Climatic Conditions', The 3rd Built Environment Research Forum,

Newhouse O; Han H; Pignatta G, 2022, 'Enabling Decision-Making Analytics for Collaborative Information Exchanges of Digital Precinct Models', The 3rd Built Environment Research Forum,

Bakhtiar E; Naeimi A; Behbahaninia A; Pignatta G, 2022, 'Size Optimization of a Grid-Connected Solar–Wind Hybrid System in Net Zero Energy Buildings: A Case Study', The 3rd Built Environment Research Forum,

Pignatta G; Wong V; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2022, 'Can geopolymer materials be optimized for sustainable building envelope applications? A preliminary development and characterization study', Environmental Sciences Proceedings, 12, pp. 11,

Pignatta G; Jallu SB; Uddien S. R; Srivastav R, 2022, 'Assessing the Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown on Surface Urban Heat Island for Different Land Use/Cover Types Using Remote Sensing', Energy Nexus,

Naderi S; Heslop S; Chen D; Macgill I; Pignatta G, 2022, 'Consumer cost savings, improved thermal comfort, and reduced peak air conditioning demand through pre-cooling in Australian housing', Energy and Buildings,

Naderi S; Pignatta G; Heslop S; Macgill I; Chen D, 2022, 'Demand response via pre-cooling and solar pre-cooling: a review', Energy and Buildings,

Pignatta G; Balazadeh N, 2022, 'Hybrid Vehicles as a Transition for Full E-Mobility Achievement in Positive Energy Districts: Comparative Assessment of Real-Driving Emissions', Energies, 15, pp. 2760,

Owolabi AB; Suh D; Pignatta G, 2022, 'Investigating the energy use in an Australian building: a case study of a west-facing apartment in Sydney', Ain Shams Engineering Journal,

Tambrallimath V; Keshavamurthy R; Davim P; Pignatta G; Badari A; Pradeepkuamr GS; Badruddin IA, 2022, 'Synthesis and Characterization of Flyash Reinforced Polymer Composites Developed by Fused Filament Fabrication', Journal of Materials Research and Technology,

Pignatta G; Alibrandi U, 2021, 'Risk-informed Digital Twin (RDT) for the decarbonization of the built environment: the Australian residential context', The 3rd Built Environment Research Forum, pp. 10,

Sajadian A; Niazmardi S; Argany M; Arababadi R; Pignatta G, 2021, 'Investigating the Relative Importance of Spatial and Environmental Factors on Energy Consumption in the Residential Sectors Using GIS', , pp. 6,

Sohani A; Naderi S; Pignatta G, 2021, '4E Advancement of Heat Recovery During Hot Seasons for a Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPV/T) System', Environmental Sciences Proceedings, pp. 5,

Pignatta G; Javed H; Mastoori M; Sharifi SN; Manapragada NVSK; Buratti C, 2021, 'Simulating the Impact of Solar Energy on Pyramid and Stair Urban Blocks', Emvrionmental Sciences Proceedings, 12,

Pignatta G; Semasinghe K, 2021, 'Examining the Transition towards the Supply of Sustainable Apartments in Australia: A Design Perspective', Environmental Sciences Proceedings, 12, pp. 1 - 6,

He BJ; Zhao D; Xiong K; Qi J; Ulpiani G; Pignatta G; Prasad D; Jones P, 2021, 'A framework for addressing urban heat challenges and associated adaptive behavior by the public and the issue of willingness to pay for heat resilient infrastructure in Chongqing, China', Sustainable Cities and Society, 75,

Arababadi A; Leyer S; Hansen J; Arababadi R; Pignatta G, 2021, 'Characterizing the Theory of Energy Transition in Luxembourg, Part Two—on Energy Enthusiasts’ Viewpoints', Sustainability, 13, pp. 12069,

Mavrigiannaki A; Pignatta G; Assimakopoulos M; Isaac M; Gupta R; Kolokotsa D; Laskari M; Saliari M; Meir IA; Isaac S, 2021, 'Examining the benefits and barriers for the implementation of net zero energy settlements', Energy and Buildings, 230, pp. 110564 - 110564,

Bartesaghi-Koc C; Haddad S; Pignatta G; Paolini R; Prasad D; Santamouris M, 2021, 'Can urban heat be mitigated in a single urban street? Monitoring, strategies, and performance results from a real scale redevelopment project', Solar Energy, 216, pp. 564 - 588,

Santos LGR; Nevat I; Pignatta G; Norford LK, 2021, 'Climate-Informed Decision-Making for Urban Design: Assessing the Impact of Urban Morphology on Urban Heat Island', Urban Climate,

Ranjbar N; Balali A; Valipour A; Yunusa-Kaltungo A; Edwards R; Pignatta G; Moehler R, 2021, 'Investigating the environmental impact of reinforced-concrete and structural-steel frames on sustainability criteria in green buildings', Journal of Building Engineering, pp. 103184 - 103184,

Tang WX; Pignatta G; Sepasgozar S, 2021, 'Life Cycle Assessment of Fly Ash and Cenospheres-based Geopolymer Materials', Sustainability, 13,

Behbahaninia A; Banifateme M; Azmayesh MH; Naderi S; Pignatta G, 2021, 'Markov and Monte Carlo simulation of Waste-to-Energy power plants considering variable fuel analysis and failure rates', Journal of Energy Resources Technology,

Ullah KR; Pignatta G; Prodanovic V; Deletic A; Santamouris M, 2021, 'Technological advancements towards the net-zero energy communities: A review of 23 case studies around the globe', Solar Energy, 224, pp. 1107 - 1126,

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