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Dr. Vincenzo Costanzo

University of Reading

Editorial Board Member

Dr. Vincenzo Costanzo is currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Reading, UK on projects related to urban energy modelling and solar energy harvesting. He attained a PhD in Energetics at the University of Catania (Italy). He published several journal papers on thermal comfort and energy efficiency measures in existing buildings, with a focus on passive technologies as well as on daylighting and innovative glazing solutions.

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Research Interests

  • Building physics
  • Thermal comfort
  • Daylighting
  • Building simulation
  • Passive design

Selected Publications

Thermal and visual performance of real and theoretical thermochromic glazing solutions for office buildings

Journal: Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells

Published: 2016 | External link

Energy saving in buildings or UHI mitigation? Comparison between green roofs and cool roofs

Journal: Energy and Buildings

Published: 2016 | External link

Proper evaluation of the external convective heat transfer for the thermal analysis of cool roofs

Journal: Energy and Buildings

Published: 2014 | External link

Cool roofs for passive cooling: performance in different climates and for different insulation levels in Italy

Journal: Advances in Building Energy Research

Published: 2013 | External link