BROCHURE
Umberto Berardi is a Professor,Ryerson University,Canada

Umberto Berardi

Professor

Scientific Committee Member

Canada

Ryerson University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Berardi is a Professor and the Director of the BeTOP lab and group at Ryerson University in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), and has been Nominated as a Canada Research Chair in Building Science for the period 2020-2025.

His main research interests are related to the study of innovative solutions and new materials for improving the performance within the built environment. In the first years of his career, Dr. Berardi often worked on natural materials for acoustic applications and on sustainable design through natural materials. Recently, he has been focusing on integrating nanotechnologies into building systems. He has mainly focused on organic PCMs, such as paraffin and bio-PCM, and on granular and monolithic aerogel.

Dr. Berardi has an extensive publication record, including 120 peer-reviewed journals, 120 international conference papers, and five books. Notable highlights include 4 articles in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2019 Impact Factor: 12.110); 2 in Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF: 9.038); 4 in Applied Energy (IF: 8.848); 1 in Chemical Engineering Journal (IF: 10.652); 1 in Environment international (IF: 7.577); 1 in Resource Conservation and Recycling (IF: 8.086); 1 in Journal of Cleaner Production (IF: 7.246); 1 Business Strategy and Environment (IF: 6.381); 2 in Energy (IF: 6.082); 2 in Science of the Total Environment (IF: 6.551); 1 in Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (IF: 5.278); 1 in Environmental Research (IF: 5.715); 1 in Energy Policy (IF: 5.042); 5 in Building and Environment (IF: 4.971); 3 in Sustainable Cities and Society (IF: 5.268); 18 in Energy and Buildings (IF: 4.867); and 1 in Applied Thermal Engineering (IF: 4.725).

Dr. Berardi’s publications have received over 7,200 citations in Google Scholar, where he has an h-index of 38, while Scopus database counts over 4,100 citations and an h-index of 32. He is the author of the most read paper ever in Architectural Science Review; the most cited and most read paper in the International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development; the most cited paper in Applied Acoustics and in Sustainable Development; the second most cited paper in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society; one of the ten most downloaded articles in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews in 2014. At the International Conference on Applied Energy in 2016 in China, he was awarded as the author of one of the ten most cited papers in the journal Applied Energy.

Dr. Berardi was the Chair of the conference X IAQVEC 2019 (10th Int. Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings) in Bari, Italy, which attracted 400 attendees from 90 countries. Moreover, he was the International Committee Chair of the International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction - ICSDEC 2016 - in Tempe (Arizona), and the Technical Program and Leadership Committee Chair of ICSDEC 2015 in Chicago (Illinois). He has been a member of the scientific committee of over 40 international congresses held in 30 countries and has often organized and chaired special sessions. He has also given keynotes at several conferences.

Dr. Berardi contributes to several academic and scientific communities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Canadian Acoustics, and he has been the editor of several special issues for journals such as Energy and Buildings (twice), Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, Building Simulation, Sustainable Cities and Society, BuildingsSustainability, and Advances in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the editorial board of the following journals: Energy and Buildings, Sustainable Cities and Society, Journal of Building Performance SimulationBuilding Simulation, Sustainable DevelopmentIntelligent Building InternationalBuildingsSustainability, and Energy and Policy Research. He has acted as a reviewer for over 100 journals and has been recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for over 20 journals, including Building and EnvironmentEnergy and Buildings, and Sustainable Cities and Society.

His awards include (among others): the Young Researcher Award by the AIGE in 2019; Early Research Career Excellence Award, Ryerson University, 2018; the Best Italian Engineer in North America award by the ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation) in Washington in October 2016; the Best Technical Award in the NESEA competition for the Zero Energy Repeatable Apartments Project in Boston in March 2014.

Dr. Berardi has a body of funded research comprising over $1.5 M in government and private sector sponsored research. He has been awarded a CFI-JELF; NSERC Discovery Grant; Early Research Award from the MRI - Ontario; Building Excellence Research and Education Grants from the BC Housing - Homeowner Protection Office; OCE-VIP projects; Ryerson Research Fund for Tools and for Undergraduate Research Experience and several NSERC Engages.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journal Papers

  1. K. Khaled, U. Berardi, State-of-the-art of current and future coating technologies for glazing applications, 2021

  2. C. Bustillo-Lecompte, U. Berardi, Potential use of modified mortars with coconut fibres as a coating layer to enhance thermal comfort in low-income residential housing, Journal of Environmental Management, 2020

  3. U. Berardi, A. Gallardo, Design and control of radiant cooling panels incorporating PCMs, Energy and Buidings, 2020

  4. E. Samaei, U. Berardi, P. Soltani, S. Mousavi, E. Taban, Optimization and modeling of the sound absorption characteristics of natural fibro-granular composites, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2020

  5. E. Taban, P. Soltani, U. Berardi, S. Samaei, Experimental and modeling investigation of the acoustic behavior of sustainable kenaf/yucca composites, Journal of Building Engineering, 2020

  6. U. Berardi, P. Jafarpur, Influence of temperature set points on the energy demand and thermal comfort of Canadian office buildings under future climate conditions, Energy and Buildings, 2020

  7. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Development of a performance-based design framework for multi-functional climate-responsive façades, Energy and Buildings, 2020

  8. J. Hun Park, S. Wi, S. Jin Chang, U. Berardi, S. Kim. Optimization analysis of latent heat storage materials for energy retrofitting of apartment buildings considering building orientation and floor height, Energy, 2020

  9. G. Ciaburro, U. Berardi, G. Iannace, A. Trematerra, V. Puyana, The acoustics of ancient catacombs in Southern Italy, Building Acoustics, 2020

  10. U. Berardi, M. Garai, T. Morselli, Preparation and assessment of potential energy savings with thermochromic coatings versus cool coatings, Solar Energy, 2020

  11. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, G. Ciaburro, A. Trematerra, Mini-wind turbine noise measured inside near-by houses, Canadian Acoustics, 2020

  12. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, The evolution of the acoustics of a Medieval Church, Canadian Acoustics, 2020

  13. U. Berardi, M. Nikafkar, S. Wi, S. Kim, Experimental verification of the theoretical aging of vacuum insulated panels, Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2020.07.027

  14. Y. Chen, U. Berardi, F. Zhang, Prediction of hourly sub-entry electric energy consumption in an office building based on the recognized patterns, Energy, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118530

  15. D.G. Atinafu, S.J. Chang, U. Berardi, K. Kim, S. Kim, Potential utility of HKUST-1-graphite nanocomposite to endow alkane with high thermal properties and low electrical resistivity, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123695

  16. U. Berardi, G. Heidarinejad, S. Rayegan, H. Pasdarshahri, A study on enhancing the cooling potential of a solar-assisted desiccant cooling system by ground source energy, Building Simulation, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12273-020-0696-0

  17. U. Berardi, J. Graham, Investigation of the Impacts of Microclimate on PV Energy Efficiency and Outdoor Thermal Comfort, Sustainable Cities and Society, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102402

  18. U. Berardi, J. Graham, Z. Jandaghian, Effects of greenery enhancements for the resilience to heat waves: a comparison of analysis performed through mesoscale (WRF) and microscale (Envi-met) modeling, Science of the Total Environment, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141300

  19. U. Berardi, T. Kisilewicz, A. Lechowska, J. Paulos, J. Schnotale, Experimental and numerical investigation of the thermal transmittance of PVC window frames with silica aerogel, Journal of Building Engineering, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101665

  20. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, The acoustic of Roman theaters in Southern Italy and some reflections for their modern uses, Applied Acoustics, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2020.107530

  21. E. Taban, P. Soltani, U. Berardi, A. Putra, S. Mousavi, M. Faridan, S. Samaei, A. Khavanin, Measurement, modeling, and optimization of sound absorption performance of kenaf fibers for building applications, Building and Environment, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107087

  22. M. Qian, D. Yan, H. Liu, U. Berardi, Energy efficiency on multi-VRF system by virtual sensors, Building Simulation, 2020, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12273-020-0670-x

  23. J. Graham, U. Berardi, G. Turnbull, R. McKaye, Microclimate Analysis as a Design Driver of Architecture, Climate, 2020, https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8060072

  24. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, N. Laschuk, Development and characterization of a cementitious plaster with phase change materials finished with thermochromic paint, Solar Energy, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.05.015

  25. U. Berardi, E. Tomassoni, K. Khaled, Architectures for the army: a smart hybrid energy system for energy efficiency in remote areas, Energies, 2020, https://doi.org/10.3390/en13092279

  26. S. Wi, U. Berardi, S. Di Loreto, S. Kim, Microstructure and thermal characterization of an aerogel-graphite polyurethane spray foam composite, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122656

  27. A. Cannavale, F. Martellotta, U. Berardi, C. Rubino, S. Liuzzi, V. De Carlo, U. Ayr, A new concept of aerogel-based “thermal break” for super-insulated window frames, Buildings, 2020, https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/10/3/60

  28. D.G. Atinafu, W. Dong, U. Berardi, S. Kim, Phase change materials stabilized by porous metal supramolecular gels: gelation effect on loading capacity and thermal performance, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124806

  29. A. Zastawna-Rumin, T. Kisilewicz, U. Berardi, Novel Simulation Algorithm for modelling the Hysteresis of Phase Change Materials, Energies, 2020, https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/5/1200

  30. J. Paulos, U. Berardi, Optimizing the Thermal Performance Of Window Frames Through Aerogel, Applied Energy, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114776

  31. F. Soflaei, M. Shokouhian, A. Tabadkani, H. Moslehi, U. Berardi, Parametric design optimization of courtyard housing design in a hot arid climate using several plugins for environmental analysis, Journal of Building Engineering, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101335

  32. U. Berardi, C. Sprengard, An overview of and introduction to current researches on super insulating materials for high-performance buildings, Energy and Buildings, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109890

  33. B.Y. Yun, H.M. Cho, Y. Kim, S. Lee, U. Berardi, S. Kim, Circular reutilization of coffee waste for sound absorbing panels: A perspective on material recycling, Environmental Research, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109281

  34. Z. Jandaghian, U. Berardi, Selection of the urban canopy model for climate modelling: a case study in the Greater Toronto Area, Sustainable Cities and Society, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102025

  35. U. Berardi, P. Jafarpur, Assessing the impact of climate change on building heating and cooling energy demand in Canada, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Reviews, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109681

  36. S. K. Asphaug , T. Kvande, B. Time, R.H. Peuhkuri , T. Kalamees , P. Johansson, U. Berardi, J. Lohne, Moisture Control Strategies of Habitable Basements in Cold Climates, Building and Environment, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106572

  37. Z. Jandaghian, U. Berardi, Analysis of the cooling effects of higher albedo surfaces during heat waves coupling the Weather Research and Forecasting model with Building Energy Models, Energy and Buildings, 2020 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109627

  38. A. Ghaffarianhoseini, J. H. Omrany, K. Raahemifar, U. Berardi, A. Ghaffarian, D.H. Wa, IS ATRIUM AN IDEAL FORM FOR DAYLIGHT IN BUILDINGS?, Architectural Science Review, 2020, http://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2019.1683508

  39. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, G. Ciaburro, A. Trematerra, Sound Attenuation of an Acoustic Barrier Made With Metamaterials, Canadian Acoustics, 2019, https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3308

  40. U. Berardi, J.B. Madzarevic, Microstructure analysis and blowing agent concentrations in aged polyurethane and polyisocyanurate insulating foams, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114440

  41. U. Berardi, A. Gallardo, Properties of concretes enhanced with phase change materials for building applications, Energy and Buildings, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.07.014

  42. K. Gradeci, U. Berardi, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A HIGHLY INSULATED WALL AGAINST MOULD RISK APPLYING A PROBABILISTIC-BASED METHODOLOGY AND A SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF DEFICIENCIES, Journal of Building Physics, 2019, 10.1177/1744259119861784

  43. U. Berardi, M. Zaidi, Characterization of commercial aerogel-enhanced blankets obtained with supercritical drying and of a new ambient pressure drying blanket, Energy and Buildings, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.06.027

  44. S. Wi, S. Yang, U. Berardi, S. Kim, Assessment of recycled ceramic-based inorganic insulation for improving energy efficiency and flame retardancy of buildings, Environment International, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.06.010

  45. U. Berardi, The impact of aging and environmental conditions on the effective thermal conductivity of several foam materials, Energy, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.06.022

  46. U. Berardi, Light Transmittance Characterization and Energy-Saving Analysis of a New Selective Coating for In-Situ Window Retrofit , Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/23744731.2019.1620546

  47. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF NIGHT VENTILATION ON PCM PERFORMANCE IN HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, Journal of Building Physics, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/1744259119848128

  48. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, A. Trematerra. Acoustic Treatments Aiming to Achieve the Italian Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) Standards In Large Reverberant Classrooms, Canadian Acoustics, 47(1), 2019. https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3278

  49. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, F. De Rossi, S. Mazza, A. Trematerra, G. Ciaburro, Enhancement of the acoustics of a modern Church, Buildings, 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9040083

  50. R. Sharma, U. Berardi, The Use of Aerogel-Enhanced Blankets for Thermal Bridging Correction in Concrete & Steel Buildings, Pushing the Envelope Canada, OBEC, 2019, https://obec.on.ca/pte-newsletter

  51. U. Berardi, A. Ghaffarianhoseini, K. Raahemifar, A. Ghaffarian, EVALUATING THE THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OUTDOOR SPACES IN THE HOT AND HUMID CLIMATE OF MALAYSIA, Science of the Total Environment, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.284

  52. U. Berardi, Recent trends in super-insulation materials for building– aerogel-enhanced products, Materialy Budowlane, 2019, 10.15199/33.2019.01

  53. U. Berardi, S. Soudian, Experimental investigation of latent heat thermal energy storage for the retrofit of high-rise apartments in a continental climate, Energy and Buildings, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.12.016

  54. U. Berardi, Á. Lakatos, THERMAL BRIDGES OF METAL FASTENERS FOR AEROGEL-ENHANCED BLANKETS, Energy and Buildings, 2019, doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.12.041

  55. D. Cuthbertson, U. Berardi, F. Berruti, BIOCHAR FROM RESIDUAL BIOMASS AS A CONCRETE FILLER FOR IMPROVED THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, Biomass & BioEnergy, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2018.11.007

  56. Á. Lakatos, I. Deak, U. Berardi, THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF DIFFERENT GRAPHITE POLYSTYRENE, International Review of Applied Sciences and Engineering, 9, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1556/1848.2018.9.2.12

  57. E. Morini, A. Nicolini, B. Castellani, F. Rossi, U. Berardi, Effects of aging on retro-reflective materials for building applications, Energy and Buildings, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.09.013

  58. K. Gradeci, U. Berardi, B. Time, J. Köhler, Evaluating highly insulated walls to withstand biodeterioration: A probabilistic-based methodology, Energy and Buildings, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.059

  59. G. Iannace, A. Trematerra, U. Berardi, Assessment of the noise produced by wind farms with the acoustically analogous techniques without stopping the noise source, Wind Engineering, 2018, 10.1177/0309524X18780395

  60. Y. Chen, H. Than, U. Berardi, A Data-driven Approach for Building Energy Benchmarking Using the Lorenz Curve, Energy and Buildings, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.066

  61. U. Berardi, L. Tronchin, M. Manfren, B. Nastasi, On the effects of variation of thermal conductivity in buildings: a case study in Italian construction sector, Energies, 2018, http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/11/4/872/pdf

  62. G. Lobaccaro, A.H. Wiberg, M. Manni, G. Ceci, N. Lolli, U. Berardi, PARAMETRIC DESIGN TO MINIMIZE THE GHG EMISSIONS IN A ZEB, Energy and Buildings, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.025

  63. U. Berardi, S. Soudian, BENEFITS OF LATENT THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN THE RETROFIT OF CANADIAN HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, Building Simulation, 2018, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12273-018-0436-x

  64. U. Berardi, R. Nosrati, LONG-TERM BEHAVIOUR OF AEROGEL-ENHANCED INSULATING MATERIALS UNDER DIFFERENT AGING LABORATORY CONDITIONS, Energy, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.01.053

  65. U. Berardi, AEROGEL-ENHANCED SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDING ENERGY RETROFITS: INSIGHTS FROM A CASE STUDY, Energy and Buildings, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.092

  66. U. Berardi, H. Anaraki, THE BENEFITS OF LIGHT SHELVES OVER THE USEFUL DAYLIGHT ILLUMINANCE IN OFFICE BUILDINGS, Indoor and Built Environment, 2018, http://ibe.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/12/1420326X16673413.abstract

  67. R. Nosrati, U. Berardi, HYGROTHERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF AEROGEL-ENHANCED INSULATING MATERIALS UNDER DIFFERENT HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS, Energy and Buildings, 158C, 2018, 698-711, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.09.079

  68. A. Ghaffarianhoseini, H. AlWaer, U. Berardi, K. Raahemifar, J. Tookey Intelligent or Smart Cities and Buildings: a critical exposition and a way forward, Intelligent Buildings International, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2017.1394810

  69. U. Berardi, M. Taleghami, THE EFFECT OF PAVEMENT CHARACTERISTICS ON PEDESTRIANS' THERMAL COMFORT IN TORONTO, Urban Climate, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2017.05.007

  70. Y. Kim, P. Park, R. Sharifi, U. Berardi, C. Kim, SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION, HEALTH MONITORING, AND CONTROL DESIGN OF SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, Advances in Mechanical Engineering 9(4), 2017, 10.1177/1687814017699340

  71. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, A. Trematerra, THE ACOUSTICS OF THE DOUBLE ELLIPTICAL VAULT OF THE ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA (ITALY), Buildings, 2017, vol. 7(1), http://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/7/1/18

  72. U. Berardi, P. La Roche, J. Almodovar, WATER TO AIR HEAT EXCHANGER AND INDIRECT EVAPORATIVE COOLING IN BUILDINGS WITH GREEN ROOFS, Energy and Buildings, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.06.065

  73. U. Berardi, M. Naldi, THE IMPACT OF THE TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF INSULATING MATERIALS ON THE EFFECTIVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE, Energy and Buildings, 2017, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.052

  74. Y. Chen, H. Tan, U. Berardi, PREDICTION OF THE ELECTRIC DEMAND IN NON-STATIONARY OPERATED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: A CLUSTERING-BASED HYBRID APPROACH, Energy and Buildings, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.05.003

  75. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, PREDICTING THE SOUND ABSORPTION OF NATURAL MATERIALS: BEST-FIT INVERSE LAWS FOR THE ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE AND THE PROPAGATION CONSTANT, Applied Acoustics, 115(1), 2017, 10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.08.012

  76. U. Berardi, G Iannace, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR MINIMIZING VIBRATIONAL DAMAGES IN THE WATER-STOP TRAY OF WASHING MACHINES, Journal of Low Frequencies, Noise, Vibration and Active Control, 2017, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0263092317712017

  77. U. Berardi, A CROSS COUNTRY COMPARISON OF BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND THEIR TRENDS, Resource Conservation and Recycling, 2017, 10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.03.014

  78. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, M. Di Grabiele, ACOUSTIC CHARACTERIZATION OF BROOM PLANT, Journal of Natural Fibers, 2017, 10.1080/15440478.2017.1279995

  79. U. Dhakal, U. Berardi, M. Gorgoloweski, R. Richman, HYGROTHERMAL PERFORMANCE OF HEMPCRETE FOR ONTARIO (CANADA) BUILDINGS, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.102

  80. U. Berardi, Y. Wang, THE EFFECT OF A DENSER CITY OVER THE URBAN MICROCLIMATE: THE CASE OF TORONTO, Sustainability, 2016, vol.8(8) 822, http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/8/822

  81. U. Berardi, THE OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATE BENEFITS AND ENERGY SAVING RESULTING FROM GREEN ROOFS RETROFITS, Energy and Buildings, vol. 121, 2016, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.021

  82. A. Gagliano, F. Nocera, M. De Tommaso, U. Berardi, THE ADOPTION OF A GREEN ROOF FOR THE RETROFITTING OF EXISTING BUILDINGS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE, International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, vol. 7, n. 3, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2093761X.2016.1172279 .

  83. U. Berardi, R. Ramakrishnan, THE ACOUSTIC RESEARCH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE AT RYERSON, Canadian Acoustics, 2016, vol. 44(2), http://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2840

  84. A. GhaffarianHoseini, U. Berardi, J. Tookey, D.H.W. Li; S. Kariminia, EXPLORING THE ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES OF DOUBLE-SKIN FAÇADES (DSFs), Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.130

  85. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, L. Maffei, VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HISTORICAL ACOUSTICS OF THE THEATRUM TECTUM OF POMPEII, Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol.19, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.culher.2015.12.004

  86. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, C. Ianniello, ACOUSTIC INTERVENTION IN A CULTURAL HERITAGE: THE CHAPEL OF THE ROYAL PALACE IN CASERTA, ITALY, Buildings, vol.6, 2016, http://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/6/1/1

  87. A. GhaffarianHoseini, U. Berardi, H. AlWaer, S. Chang, W. Halawa, D. Clements-Croome, WHAT IS AN INTELLIGENT BUILDING? ANALYSIS OF RECENT INTERPRETATIONS, Architectural Science Review, 2016, vol. 59(3), 10.1080/00038628.2015.1079164

  88. Y. Wang, U. Berardi, H Akbari, COMPARING THE EFFECTS OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT MITIGATION STRATEGIES N THE CITY OF TORONTO, Energy and Buildings, 2016, vol. 114, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.06.046

  89. J. Naraid, W Jin, M Ghandehari, E Wilke, N Shukla, U. Berardi, T. El-Korchi, V. Dessel, DESIGN AND APPLICATION OF CONCRETE TILES ENHANCED WITH MICROENCAPSULATED PHASE-CHANGE MATERIAL, Journal of Architectural Engineering, 2016, vol.22(1), http://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29AE.1943-5568.0000194

  90. U. Berardi, N. Dembsey, THERMAL AND FIRE CHARACTERISTICS OF FRP COMPOSITES FOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS, Polymers, 2015, vol.7(11), 10.3390/polym7111513

  91. U. Berardi, G Iannace, ACOUSTIC CHARACTERIZATION OF NATURAL FIBERS FOR SOUND ABSORPTION APPLICATIONS, Building and Environment, vol. 94, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.05.029

  92. U. Berardi, B. Rasmussen, A COMPARISON BETWEEN NATIONAL SCHEMES FOR THE ACOUSTIC CLASSIFICATION OF DWELLINGS IN EUROPE AND IN THE U.S., International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, vol. 20, n. 2, 2015, http://iiav.org/ijav/content/volumes/20_2015_1570691426853784/vol_2/888_fullpaper_724531434963745.pdf

  93. U. Berardi, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MONOLITHIC AEROGEL GLAZED WINDOW FOR AN ENERGY RETROFITTING PROJECT, Applied Energy, vol. 154, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.05.059

  94. U. Berardi, A. GhaffarianHoseini, THERMAL PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF UNSHADED COURTYARDS IN HOT AND HUMID CLIMATES, Building and Environment, vol. 87, 2015, 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.02.001

  95. H. Arau–Puchades, U. Berardi, A REVISED SOUND ENERGY THEORY BASED ON A NEW FORMULA FOR THE REVERBERATION RADIUS IN ROOMS WITH NON-DIFFUSE SOUND FIELDS, Archives of Acoustics, vol. 40, n.1, 2015, http://acoustics.ippt.pan.pl/index.php/aa/article/view/1461/pdf_76

  96. V. Albino, U. Berardi, R. Dangelico, SMART CITIES: DEFINITIONS, DIMENSIONS, PERFORMANCE, AND INITIATIVES, Journal of Urban Technology, vol. 22, n. 1, 2015, 10.1080/10630732.2014.94209

  97. T. Monfared, U. Berardi, BENEATH THE SMART CITY: DICHOTOMY BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS, International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, vol. 6 n.3, 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/2093761X.2015.1057875

  98. T. Monfared, U. Berardi, HOW CAN CITIES LEAD THE WAY TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE, COMPETITIVE, AND SMART FUTURE?, WIT Transaction on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 191, 2014, 10.2495/SC140902

  99. P. La Roche, U. Berardi, COMFORT AND ENERGY SAVING WITH ACTIVE GREEN ROOFS, Energy and Buildings, vol. 82, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.07.055

  100. A. GhaffarianHoseini, U. Berardi, N. Dahlan, A. GhaffarianHoseini, WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM MALAY VERNACULAR HOUSES?, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 14, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2014.04.008

  101. U. Berardi, N. Dembsey, B. Meacham, Y. You, FIRE PERFORMANCE OF A FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER WALL PANEL IN A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING, Fire Technology, vol. 50, n. 6, 2014 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-014-0403-8

  102. U. Berardi, T. Wang, DAYLIGHT IN AN ATRIUM TYPE HIGH PERFORMANCE HOUSE, Building and Environment, vol. 76, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.02.008

  103. U. Berardi, A. GhaffarianHoseini, STATE OF THE ART ANALYSIS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF GREEN ROOFS, Applied Energy, vol. 115, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.10.047

  104. U. Berardi, SIMULATION OF ACOUSTICAL PARAMETERS IN RECTANGULAR CHURCHES, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, vol. 7, n. 1, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2012.757367

  105. U. Berardi, T. El-Korchi, R. Pietroforte, ACOUSTICS AND LIGHTING IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION: THE EXPERIENCE OF WPI, Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 20, n. 2, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000142

  106. U. Berardi, STAKEHOLDERS’ INFLUENCE ON THE ADOPTION OF ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGIES IN ITALIAN HOMES, Energy Policy, vol. 60, 2013, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421513003273

  107. U. Berardi, SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENTS OF COMMUNITIES THROUGH RATING SYSTEMS, Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol. 15, n. 6, 2013, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10668-013-9462-0

  108. A. GhaffarianHoseini, N. Dahlan, U. Berardi, A. GhaffarianHoseini, N. Makaremi, M. GhaffarianHoseini, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PERFORMANCES OF GREEN BUILDINGS: A REVIEW OF CURRENT THEORIES, IMPLEMENTATIONS AND CHALLENGES, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 25, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.01.010

  109. A. GhaffarianHoseini, U. Berardi, N. Dahlan, A. GhaffarianHoseini, N. Makaremi, ESSENCE OF FUTURE SMART HOUSES: FROM EMBEDDING ICT TO ADAPTING TO SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 24, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.02.032

  110. U. Berardi, CLARIFYING THE NEW INTERPRETATIONS OF THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 8, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2013.01.008, most cited article of the journal!!!

  111. U. Berardi, THE POSITION OF THE INSTRUMENTS FOR THE SOUND INSULATION MEASUREMENT OF BUILDING FAÇADES: FROM ISO 140-5 TO ISO 16283-3, Noise Control Engineering Journal, vol. 61, n. 1, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.3397/1.3702007

  112. Y. Chen, J. Chen, U. Berardi, W. Qiao, J. Chen, HEAT FLOW IMBALANCE AND CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR A LARGE GSHP, Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), vol. 29, n. 1, 2013, DOI:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2013.01.019, http://mall.cnki.net/magazine/Article/DNDY201301021.htm

  113. U. Berardi, SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: GREEN BUILDING DESIGN AND DELIVERY, Book Review, Intelligent Buildings International, vol. 5, n. 1, 2013, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Gsmgdx4U3jMHxK6KNXHF/full

  114. U. Berardi, MODELING AND TESTING OF A DEAP ACTUATOR FOR SEMI-ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, vol. 27, n. 1, 2013, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12206-012-0915-4

  115. A. GhaffarianHoseini, U. Berardi, A. GhaffarianHoseini, N. Makaremi, INTELLIGENT FACADES IN LOW-ENERGY BUILDINGS, (British) Journal of Environment and Climate Change, vol. 2, n. 4, 2012, http://www.sciencedomain.org/issue.php?iid=180&id=10

  116. U. Berardi, BOOKS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED FIELDS, International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, vol. 3, n. 4, 2012, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2093761X.2012.747137

  117. U. Berardi, AN INVESTIGATION OF MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR THE SOUND INSULATION OF BUILDING FAÇADES, Building Acoustics, vol. 19, n. 4, 2012, http://multi-science.metapress.com/content/9v10h18273351457/?p=685f2697146b4c78874121736f7ee575&pi=2

  118. U. Berardi, A DOUBLE SYNTHETIC INDEX TO EVALUATE THE ACOUSTICS OF CHURCHES, Archives of Acoustics, vol. 37, n. 4, 2012, http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/aoa.2012.37.issue-4/v10168-012-0050-3/v10168-012-0050-3.xml?format=INT

  119. Y. Chen, U. Berardi, J. Chen, B. Xu, A MULTI-INTEGRATED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM IN A COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN BEIJING: LESSONS LEARNT FROM AN OPERATING ANALYSIS, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, vol. 7, n. 3, 2012, http://ijlct.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/3/192

  120. U. Berardi, V. Albino, GREEN BUILDINGS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES IN ITALIAN CASE STUDIES, Business Strategy and the Environment, vol. 21, n. 6, 2012, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bse.1728/abstract

  121. U. Berardi, SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: RATING SYSTEMS AND RATED BUILDINGS, Sustainable Development, vol. 20, n. 6, 2012, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.532/abstract most cited article of the journal !!

  122. U. Berardi, BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS: UPGRADING TOPICS BY UPSCALING THE ASSESSMENT, International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, vol. 2, n. 4, 2011, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5390/SUSB.2011.2.4.276, most read article of the journal!!!

  123. U. Berardi, PREDICIÓN DE LAS VARIACIONES ESPACIALES EN LA ACÚSTICA DE DIFERENTES TIPOLOGÍAS DE IGLESIAS, Revista de Acústica, vol. 42, n. 3-4, 2011, ISSN: 0210-3680, http://www.sea-acustica.es/fileadmin/publicaciones/revista_VOL42-34_03.pdf

  124. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, INTERFERENCE EFFECTS IN FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF AIRBORNE SOUND INSULATION OF BUILDING FACADES, Noise Control Engineering Journal, vol. 59, n. 2, 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.3397/1.3544303

  125. U. Berardi, CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ELECTRO-ACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATOR FOR VIBRATION CONTROL, Journal of Mechanical Engineering - Strojn. Cas., vol. 62, n. 1, 2011, pp. 13-32, ISSN 0039-2480, http://www.strojcas.sav.sk/sc1-11.htm

  126. U. Berardi, DIELECTRIC ELECTRO ACTIVE POLYMER APPLICATIONS IN BUILDINGS, Intelligent Buildings International, vol. 2, n. 3, 2010, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3763/inbi.2010.0043?journalCode=tibi20

  127. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENERGY MODELS IN CHURCHES, Journal Acoustical Society of America, vol. 126, n. 4, 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3205398

  128. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, LA EXTENSIÓN Y CLASIFICACIÓN DE UN MODELO ENERGÉTICO PARA PREDECIR PARÁMETROS ACÚSTICOS EN IGLESIAS, Revista de Acústica, vol. 40, n. 1-2, 2009, ISSN: 0210-3680, http://www.sea-acustica.es/revista/VOL40-12/02.pdf

Book Chapters

  1. Z. Jandaghian, U. Berardi, The Coupling of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model with the Urban Canopy Models for Climate Simulations, book title "Urban Microclimate Simulation for Comfort and Energy Studies", Springer, 2020

  2. U. Berardi, Aerogel-enhanced Insulation for Building Applications, ed. Pacheco-Torgal (Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction), Elsevier, 2019, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780081026410000177

  3. U. Berardi, ZEB and NZEB (definitions, design methodologies, good practices and case studies), ed. U. Desideri and F. Asdrubali, Elsevier, 2018, ISBN 9780128128176, https://www.elsevier.com/books/handbook-of-energy-efficiency-in-buildings/desideri/978-0-12-812817-6

  4. U. Berardi, SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BUILDINGS, COMMUNITIES AND CITIES, in the book "Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability" (ed. Jiri Klemeš), Elsevier, 2015, ISBN 9780127999685, https://www.elsevier.com/books/assessing-and-measuring-environmental-impact-and-sustainability/klemes/978-0-12-799968-5

  5. U. Berardi, N. Alborzfard, WATER CONSUMPTION IN DORMITORIES: INSIGHTS FROM A SURVEY IN THE UNITED STATES, in the book SUSTAINABLE WATER USE AND MANAGEMENT (ed.Leal Filho and Vakur Sumer), Spinger, ISBN 978-3-319-12393-6, (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12394-3_3), 2015, http://www.springer.com/environment/pollution+and+remediation/book/978-3-319-12393-6

  6. E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, U. Berardi, LA PROGETTAZIONE ACUSTICA DELLE CHIESE, in Koinè Ricerca 1989-2009 il design per la liturgia: materiali e progetti, Edizioni Messaggero, Padova, 2011, ISBN 978-88-250-2076-2

Papers in International Conference Proceedings (and Scopus-indexed Procedia journals, e.g. Energy Procedia / Procedia Engineering / POMA / ..)

  1. U. Berardi, Variable speed solutions for data center efficient and reliable cooling, Ventilation 2021 - ASHRAE, August 15 - 18 2021, Toronto, Canada

  2. U. Berardi, Role of variable speed drives in safe, reliable and energy efficient tunnel ventilation, Ventilation 2021 - ASHRAE, August 15 - 18 2021, Toronto, Canada

  3. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, G. Ciaburro, A. Trematerra, Acoustic properties of a metamaterial barrier, Forum Acusticum, Lyon, France 2020

  4. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Parametric optimization of an opaque climate-responsive façade, ASA (ANZAScA) 2020 - 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Auckland, New Zealand

  5. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, L. Bravo-Moncayo, G. Ciaburro, V. Puyana-Romero, Organic waste as absorbent materials, Internoise2020, Seoul, South Korea

  6. G. Iannace, Mohamed Ali U. Berardi, G. Ciaburro, A.h Alabdulkarem, A. Nuhait, K. Al-Salem, Development and characterization of sound-absorbing materials produced from agricultural wastes in Saudi Arabia, Internoise2020, Seoul, South Korea

  7. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, G. Ciaburro, A. Trematerra, Egg cartons used as sound absorbing systems, Internoise2020, Seoul, South Korea

  8. S. Wi, U. Berardi, S. Kim, Simulation analysis on buildings using shape stabilized PCM wallboard for improving thermal performance, Indoor Air, 2020, Seoul, South Korea

  9. M. Amorim, V. Peixoto de Freitas, I. Torres, T. Kisilewicz, U. Berardi, Influence of Moisture on the Energy Performance of Retrofitted Walls, MATBUD2020, Krakow, Poland

  10. Z. Jandaghian, U. Berardi, Effects of Greenery Enhancement during Heat Wave in Toronto, Canada, eSim 2020, Vancouver, BC.

  11. Gallardo A., Berardi, U., Parametric study for developing an integrated design and control method of a radiant panel system with integrated phase change materials, eSim 2020 , Vancouver, BC.

  12. Graham, J.P., McKaye, R., Turnbull, G., Berardi, U., Microclimate Analysis as a Design Driver of Architecture, eSim 2020 , Vancouver, BC.

  13. O'Brien L., Doré N., Berardi U., Beausoleil-Morrison I., Carrizo, S. Knowledge and skills gaps of Canadian building performance modellers and recommendations for professional certification, eSim 2020 , Vancouver, BC.

  14. U. Berardi, M. Nikafkar, Experimental verification of theoretical ageing for vacuum insulated panels, Int. conf. on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Barcelona, Spain, 2020

  15. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, N. Laschuk, Effects of long-term UV exposure on the performance of cement plasters integrated with thermochromic Paint and PCMs for exterior building facade applications, Int. conf. on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Barcelona, Spain, 2020

  16. M. Manca, Z. Prochazkova, U.Berardi, L. Alfaro Garrido, F. Pich-Aguilera, Building circular economy: a case study designed and built following a BIM based approach of life cycle assessment, Int. conf. on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Barcelona, Spain, 2020

  17. U. Berardi, An Innovative Low-Cost Aerogel-Enhanced Blankets, 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference, ASHRAE, Clearwater, Florida, USA, https://www.techstreet.com/ashrae/standards/an-innovative-low-cost-aerogel-blanket-for-thermal-bridge-correction?product_id=2095249

  18. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Developing a design framework for a climate responsive facade, ICETAD 19, Toronto, ON

  19. U. Berardi, V. Hui, Architectonics using destructive acoustic interferences for noise control in buildings, ICETAD 19, Toronto, ON

  20. P. Jafarpur, U. Berardi, Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Canadian Buildings Energy Demand, ICSD 19 New York, 2019

  21. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Developing a design framework for climate responsive façades: Material selection and performance metric identification, ICSD 19 New York, 2019

  22. U. Berardi, A. Gallardo, Evaluation of control strategies for radiant cooling panel systems with integrated phase change materials using whole-building energy simulations, SDEWES 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  23. U. Berardi, A. Gallardo, Properties of concrete enhanced with phase change materials for building applications, SDEWES 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  24. Y. Chen, J. Yang, U. Berardi, FORECASTING ANNUAL ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION OF INDIVIDUAL OFFICE BUILDINGS IN CHINA USING A MODIFIED GREY INTERVAL MODEL, International Conference on Applied Energy 2019, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden

  25. H. Liu, M. Qian, D. Yan, U. Berardi, Performance evaluation on VRF systems based on large scale monitoring data in China, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/5/052012

  26. G. Heidarinejad, U. Berardi, S. Rayegan, Performance investigation of ground source heat exchanger desiccant-based hybrid cooling system in humid climate, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/5/052002

  27. Z. Jandaghian, U. Berardi, Effects of Increasing Urban Reflectivity on Energy Consumption in Buildings in Toronto during the 2018 Heat Wave Period, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/7/072002

  28. Y. Chen, U. Berardi, Data-driven prediction models of multi-dimensional energy consumed in public buildings, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/7/072006

  29. P. Jafarpur, U. Berardi, Building Energy Demand Within a Climate Change Perspective, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/7/072037

  30. A. Gallardo, U. Berardi, Analysis of the energy saving benefits of a radiant cooling system integrating phase change materials, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/5/052025

  31. J. Madzarevic, U. Berardi, Microstructure and Chemical Characterization of Foam Insulations, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/6/062016

  32. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Cementitious plasters for façade finishing with phase change materials and thermochromic pigments, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/6/062023

  33. C. Raghubar, U. Berardi, Ventilated hollow core slab cooling load reduction under the operative temperature metric, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/4/042082

  34. M. Manca, Z. Prochazkova, U. Berardi, S. Flores Larsen;, F. Pich-Aguilera, T. Batlle, The energy retrofit of building façades in 22@ innovation district of Barcelona: impact of the energy performance analysis on the business model, X IAQVEC 2019, Bari, Italy. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/609/7/072067

  35. Z. Jandaghian, U. Berardi, Proper Choice of Urban Canopy Model for Climate Simulations, IBPSA Building Simulation, 2019, Rome, Italy

  36. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, G. Ciaburro, A. Trematerra, Wind turbines noise measurements inside homes, Internoise 2019, Madrid, Spain

  37. U. Berardi, Modern Technologies in Acoustics and Lighting Teaching and Practice, ARCC 2019, Toronto Canada

  38. U. Berardi and S. Pouyan, An Acoustical Approach for Pre-screening Building Envelope Airtightness, ASA CAA 2018, Victoria BC, Canada, https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5068060

  39. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, and A. Trematerra, Optimization of the acoustic treatments in order to achieve the Italian Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) for classrooms, ASA CAA 2018, Victoria BC, Canada

  40. U. Berardi, Destructive interferences in resonators created using additive manufacturing, ASA CAA 2018, Victoria BC, Canada

  41. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, and A. Trematerra, The acoustics of the “Witches Valley” , ASA CAA 2018, Victoria BC, Canada, https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0000977

  42. Á. Lakatos, I. Deak, U. Berardi, Thermal Characterization of Different Graphite Polystyrene, enviBUILD2018, Debrecen, Hungary

  43. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, A. Fung, ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF NIGHT COOLING ON PCM PERFORMANCE IN HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN CANADA, 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference, ASHRAE & IBPSA-USA, Chicago, 2018

  44. K. Gradeci, U. Berardi, Performance evaluation of a highly insulated wall to withstand mould, IBPC, Syracuse, NY, 2018

  45. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Experimental investigation of latent heat thermal energy storage for highly glazed apartments in a continental climate, IBPC, Syracuse, NY, 2018

  46. U. Berardi, Aerogel -enhanced blankets: state of the art, market readiness and future challenges, IBPC, Syracuse, NY, 2018

  47. U. Berardi, Lighting characterization of a new coating for window retrofit, IBPC, Syracuse, NY, 2018

  48. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, L’acustica delle Catacombe, XIV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF HERITAGE’S REHABILITATION, Matera (I), 2018

  49. U. Berardi, D. Boulanger, The Impact of Aging on the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Foam Insulation: A Simulation Investigation Using Laboratory Characterization Data, eSIM 2018, Montreal

  50. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LATENT THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR ENERGY RETROFIT IN HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN TORONTO, CCBST, 2017, Vancouver

  51. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, THE POTENTIAL OF LATENT THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE AS AN ENERGY RETROFIT MEASURE FOR HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN CANADA, CCBST, 2017, Vancouver

  52. U. Dhakal, U. Berardi, M. Gorgoloweski, R. Richmann, HYGROTHERMAL PERFORMANCE OF HEMPCRETE FOR ONTARIO (CANADA) BUILDINGS, CCBST, 2017, Vancouver

  53. U. Berardi, D. Boulanger, The effect of the temperature dependency of building insulation conductivity and energy consumption, CCBST, 2017, Vancouver

  54. Y. Chen, H. Tan, U. Berardi, X. Song. Target-oriented Benchmarking of Regional Building Energy Consumption Based on Lorenz Curve, ISHVAC 2017, Jinan, China, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.10.055

  55. U. Berardi, M. Naldi, L. Tronchin, On the impact of the temperature dependent thermal conductivity in Italian constructions, 12th SDEWES, Dubrovnik, 2017

  56. U. Berardi, DESTRUCTIVE INTERFERENCES CREATED USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, AWC 2017, Guelph, ON, https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3075

  57. U. Berardi, Teaching Acoustics in Architectural Programs in Canada, AWC 2017, Guelph, ON, https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3076

  58. U. Berardi, The benefits of using aerogel-enhanced systems in building retrofits,9th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB-17, 5-7 July 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, Energy Procedia 134 (2017) 626–635, 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.576

  59. U. Berardi, M. Calisesi, M. Garai, Investigation of the aerogel inclusion in cement products, SET 2017, Bologna, Italy

  60. L. Tronchin, M. Manfren, G. Gagliolo, U. Berardi, Parametric performance analysis of a Passive House building, incidence of occupants’ behavior and envelope quality, SET 2017, Bologna, Italy

  61. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, Acoustic virtual reconstruction of the Roman theater of Posillipo, Naples, 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, Boston, 2017, http://asa.scitation.org/doi/10.1121/2.0000607

  62. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, The acoustic of Cumaean Sibyl, 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, Boston, 2017, http://asa.scitation.org/doi/10.1121/2.0000606

  63. S. Soudian, U. Berardi, Experimental investigation of latent thermal energy storage for energy retrofit in high-rise residential buildings, NSB 2017, Trondheim, Norway, Energy Procedia, 132, 249-254, http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1876610217348579

  64. U. Berardi, The temperature dependency of the building insulation thermal conductivity in the Canadian climate, NSB 2017, Trondheim, Norway, Energy Procedia, 132, 237-242 http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1876610217348312

  65. R. Nosrati, U. Berardi, Long-term behavior of aerogel-based materials, NSB 2017, Trondheim, Norway, Energy Procedia, 132, 303-30, http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1876610217348841

  66. U. Berardi, M. Manca, P. Casaldaliga, F. Pich-Aguilera, FROM HIGH ENERGY DEMAND TO NZEB: THE RETROFIT OF A SCHOOL IN CATALONIA, SPAIN, CLIMAMED 2017, Matera, Italy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.11.130

  67. A. Ghaffarianhoseini, U. Berardi, K. Raahemifar, and A.Ghaffarianhoseini, The Thermal Performance Optimization of Outdoor Spaces using IES and ENVI-MET, SIMAUD, Toronto 2017

  68. U. Berardi, THE BENEFITS OF GREEN ROOF RETROFITS AS LOCAL INTERVENTIONS FOR MITIGATING THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT IN TORONTO, SBE16, Toronto, Canada

  69. U. Berardi, M. Manca, The energy saving and indoor comfort improvements with latent thermal energy storage in building retrofits in Canada, 8th Int. Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Turin, Energy Procedia, 111, 2017, 462–471, 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.208

  70. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, M. Di Gabriele, CHARACTERIZATION OF SHEEP WOOL PANELS FOR ROOM ACOUSTIC APPLICATIONS, ICA 2016, Buenos Aires, 2016, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 28, http://doi.org/10.1121/2.0000336

  71. C. Berardi, R. Morbiducci, M. Vassale, C. Vite The requalification project of a historical military building: the application of a sustainable “quantitative” method, Abracadabra International Workshop, Bologna, 2016

  72. U. Berardi, R. Ramakrishnan, COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT IMPEDANCE BASED METHODS FOR EVALUATING THE ACOUSTIC BEHAVIOUR OF POROUS MATERIALS IN COMPRESSED AND UNCOMPRESSED CONDITIONS, ICA 2016, Buenos Aires, 2016, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 28, http://doi.org/10.1121/2.0000334

  73. U. Berardi, Integration of Smartphones in Acoustics and Lighting Teaching, Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, 2016.

  74. U. Berardi, Virtual Acoustics Trip: Learning and Teaching Architectural Acoustics by Listening to a Room, Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, 2016.

  75. U. Berardi, THE OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATE BENEFITS AND THE ENERGY SAVING OF ADOPTING GREEN ROOFS IN BUILDING RETROFITS, eSIM 2016, Hamilton, ON

  76. A. Ghaffarianhoseini, U. Berardi, A. Ghaffarianhoseini, J. Tookey, Thermal Characteristics of Outdoor Spaces: Mitigating the UHI Effects in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4*ICUHI, Singapore, 2016

  77. U. Berardi, M. Taleghani, The effect of pavement albedo on the thermal comfort in a new urban open space, 4*ICUHI, Singapore, 2016

  78. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, DETERMINATION THROUGH AN INVERSE METHOD OF THE ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE AND THE PROPAGATION CONSTANT FOR SOME NATURAL FIBERS, Internoise, San Francisco, 2015, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ince/incecp/2015/00000250/00000001/art00054

  79. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, G. Giordano, ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FOUR SUBWAY STATIONS IN NAPLES, ITALY, Internoise, San Francisco, 2015, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ince/incecp/2015/00000250/00000003/art00026

  80. Y. Wang, U. Berardi, H. Akbari, URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT IN THE CITY OF TORONTO: AN ANALYSIS OF THE OUTDOOR THERMAL COMFORT, CCTC Montreal (Canada), 2015

  81. N Alborz, U. Berardi, A POST OCCUPANCY EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR LEED CERTIFIED U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION RESIDENCE HALLS, Procedia Engineering, Chicago (USA), 2015, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.399

  82. U. Berardi, BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN US, EU, AND BRIC COUNTRIES, Procedia Engineering, Chicago (USA), 2015, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.411

  83. Y. Wang, U. Berardi, H. Akbari, MITIGATION OF THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT IN THE CITY OF TORONTO, Procedia Engineering, Chicago (USA), 2015, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.412

  84. U. Berardi, DEVELOPMENT OF A GLAZING SYSTEMS WITH SILICA AEROGEL, Energy Procedia, vol. 78, IBPC,Turin, I, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.682

  85. A. Gagliano, U. Berardi, F. Nocera, N. Salerno, INFLUENCE OF NATURAL VENTILATION ON THE THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF A MASSIVE BUILDING, Energy Procedia, vol. 78, IBPC,Turin, I, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.142

  86. U. Berardi, H.K. Anaraki, ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACTS OF LIGHT SHELVES ON THE USEFUL DAYLIGHT ILLUMINANCE IN OFFICE BUILDINGS IN TORONTO, Energy Procedia, vol. 78, IBPC, Turin, I, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.682

  87. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, CHARACTERIZATION OF NATURAL FIBERS FOR SOUND ABSORPTION, ICSV22, Florence, I, 2015

  88. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, C. Ianniello, STUDY OF A HISTORICAL CHURCH BASED ON ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS AND COMPUTER SIMULATION, ICSV22, Florence, I, 2015

  89. T. Monfared, HOW CITIES CAN LEAD THE WAY INTO A SUSTAINABLE, COMPETITIVE AND SMART FUTURE?, Sustainable City 2014, Siena, 25 September 2014, ISBN 10: 184564820X

  90. U. Berardi, F. Martellotta, THE POSITION OF THE SOUND SOURCE IN CHURCHES, ASA Conference, May 2014, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 21(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4884537

  91. U. Berardi, B. Rasmussen, ACOUSTIC CLASSIFICATION OF DWELLINGS - A COMPARISON BETWEEN NATIONAL SCHEMES IN EUROPE AND U.S., ASA Conference, May 2014, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 21(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4891805

  92. N. Alborzfard, U. Berardi, SELECTION OF INDICATORS FOR POST OCCUPANCY EVALUATION OF SUSTAINABLE DORMITORIES, SB13-Dubai, 8 December 2013

  93. N. Alborzfard, U. Berardi, (UN)SUSTAINABLE WATER PRACTICES IN DORMITORIES, SB13-Dubai, 8 December 2013

  94. V. Albino, U. Berardi, R. Dangelico, SMART CITIES: DEFINITIONS, DIMENSIONS, AND PERFORMANCE, IFKAD, Zagreb (Croatia), 14 June 2013

  95. U. Berardi, H. Arau–Puchades, INCREASING REVERBERATION TIME WITH DIFFUSERS: A NEW ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE HALLS, ISRA 2013, Toronto, 10 June

  96. H. Arau–Puchades, U. Berardi, THE REVERBERATION RADIUS IN AN ENCLOSURE WITH ASYMMETRICAL ABSORPTION DISTRIBUTION, ICA 2013, Montreal, 7 June, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4800909

  97. U. Berardi, RECTANGULAR SLOT PERFORATIONS TO IMPROVE THE SOUND ABSORPTION, ICA 2013, Montreal (Young Scientist Prize ICA > Invited Paper), 4 June, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4800911

  98. U. Berardi, R. Pietroforte, T. El-Korchi, ACOUSTICS AND LIGHTING IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION: THE EXPERIENCE OF WPI, ASEE 2013, 14-16 March 2013, Norwich (CT, USA). Paper also presented at the 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference in State College, PA, 3-5 April 2013

  99. J. Chen, J. Chen, U. Berardi, Y. Chen, W. Qiao, EXCHANGE IMBALANCES AND CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR A LARGE GSHP IN A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, III International Symposium on Low Carbon Buildings (ISLCB) in China, Ningbo, China, 27-28 October 2012

  100. U. Berardi, Y. Chen, J. Chen, H. Li, B. Xu, AN INVESTIGATION OF INTEGRATED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS IN A COMBINED FACTORY-OFFICE BUILDING, II International Symposium on Low Carbon Buildings (ISLCB) in China, Ningbo, China, 29-30 October 2011

  101. U. Berardi, COMPARISON AMONG METHODS TO MEASURE THE SOUND INSULATION OF BUILDING FACADES, Invited paper, European Symposium on Environmental Acoustics and on Buildings Acoustically Sustainable, Caceres (Spain), 26-28 October 2011

  102. U. Berardi, COMPARISON AMONG SUSTAINABILITY RATING SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS, Proceedings of SB11 - World Sustainable Building Conference, Helsinki (Finland), 18-21 October 2011

  103. U. Berardi, ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESS CHANGES AND MANAGEMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: APPLICATION TO GREEN BUILDINGS, EURAM, 2011, Tallinn (Estonia), 30 May-1 June 2011

  104. V. Albino, U. Berardi, GREEN BUILDINGS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES, 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Columbia University, New York (USA), 8-10 June 2011

  105. U. Berardi, N. Bonasia, M. D’Alba, F. Martellotta, AN INVESTIGATION ON THE USE OF POROUS NATURAL STONE FOR SOUND ABSORBING TREATMENTS, Proceedings of EAA Euroregio 2010, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 15-18 September 2010, ISSN 1610-1928

  106. U. Berardi, FREQUENCY DEPENDENT MODELLING A SMART POLYMER DEVICE FOR SEMIACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL, Proceedings of EAA Euroregio 2010, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 15-18 September 2010, ISSN 1610-1928

  107. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, MEASURING SOUND INSULATION OF BUILDING FAÇADES: INTERFERENCE EFFECTS, AND REPRODUCIBILITY, Invited paper, InterNoise10, vol. 221, p.1345-55, Lisbon (Portugal), 13-16 June 2010 (Y. S. Grant I-INCE)

  108. U.Berardi, B. Mace, E. Rustighi, R. Sarban, DYNAMIC TESTING AND MODELLING OF A DEAP PUSH ACTUATOR, Proceedings of Actuator 2010, Bremen (Germany), 12-14 June 2010, ISBN. 978-3-933339-12-6

  109. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, PREDICTING ENERGY-BASED ACOUSTIC PARAMETERS IN CHURCHES: AN ATTEMPT TO GENERALIZE THE m-MODEL, Proceedings Acústica 2008, Coimbra (Portugal), 20-22 October 2008 (Young Research Conference Best Paper-Premio“Andreas Lara”)

Papers in National Journals and non peer-reviewed papers

  1. U. Berardi, M. Garai, Stato dell’arte dei materiali superisolanti a base aerogel, Rinnovabili, 2019, http://www.rinnovabili.it/greenbuilding/materiali-superisolanti-base-aerogel/

  2. U. Berardi, Aerogel: a superinsulating material, IQD, April-June 2019, ISSN 1970-9250

  3. U. Berardi, G. Berardi, Da autorimessa a struttura ricettiva: Opportunità e sfide in una ristrutturazione integrale, Casa&Clima, n.71, 2018, ISSN 2038-0895

  4. U. Berardi, G. Berardi, L'ACCUMULO TERMICO LATENTE NEGLI EDIFICI: STATO DELL'ARTE E PROSPETTIVE, Casa&Clima, n.64, 2016, ISSN 2038-0895

  5. C. Berardi, R. Morbiducci, U. Berardi, COME RIQUALIFICARE IL PATRIMONIO IMMOBILIARE DELLA DIFESA ?, Casa&Clima, n.63, 2016, ISSN 2038-0895

  6. U. Berardi, MATERIALI ISOLANTI TRASPARENTI: L'AEROGEL NEI SISTEMI VETRATI, Casa&Clima, n.54, 2015, ISSN 2038-0895

  7. U. Berardi, SOLAR DECATHLON 2013 - Alla prima Cinese: una casa che punta su trasparenza e materiali innovativi, Casa&Clima, n.47, 2014, ISSN 2038-0895

  8. U. Berardi, VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DI SOLUZIONI TECNOLOGICHE PER DIFFERENTI CLASSI ACUSTICHE, neo-EĊ°BIOS, Rivista dell’ANIT, n. 37, 2011, ISSN 1825-5515.

  9. E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, U. Berardi, LA PROGETTAZIONE ACUSTICA DELLE CHIESE, in Koinè Ricerca 1989-2009. Il design per la liturgia: materiali e progetti, Ed. Messaggero Padova, 2011, ISBN 978-88-250-2076-2

  10. U. Berardi, CERTIFICARE LA SOSTENIBILITA’: UN CONFRONTO TRA RATING SYSTEMS, in CODAT 2011, Roma 2011, Ed. ATON Roma, ISBN.978-88-901893-7-1

  11. U. Berardi, POLIMERI ELETTRO-ATTIVI PER L’INDUSTRIA DELLE COSTRUZIONI, in CODAT 2009, Messina 2009, Ed. ALINEA Firenze, ISBN. 978-88-6055-459-8

Papers in National (Italian) Conferences

  1. G. Iannace, U. Berardi., G. Ciaburro, A. Trematerra, ATTENUAZIONE SONORA DI UNA BARRIERA ANTIRUMORE REALIZZATA CON METAMATERIALI, Convegno Nazionale AIA, Pesaro, 2019

  2. G. Iannace, U. Berardi, PROPOSTE PER LA DISCIPLINA DEL RUMORE EOLICO, Seminario Nazionale AIA, October 2017, Turin

  3. U. Berardi, G. Iannace, A. Trematerra, LA MISURA DEL RUMORE PRODOTTO DA IMPIANTI EOLICI, CIRIAF 2017, Perugia

  4. U. Berardi, R. Cremonini, P Fausti, RECENTI INDAGINI SULLA MISURA DELL’ISOLAMENTO ACUSTICO DI FACCIATA, 2° Seminario Nazionale AIA, Ancona, 7 September 2012

  5. U. Berardi, UN CONTRIBUTO ALLA VALUTAZIONE DELL’INCERTEZZA NELLA MISURA DELL’ISOLAMENTO ACUSTICO DI FACCIATA, AIA 2011, Rimini, 11 June 2011, ISBN 978-88-88942-34-6, “Italo Barducci” award

  6. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, CLASSIFICAZIONE ACUSTICA: VALUTAZIONE ECONOMICA DI DIFFERENTI SOLUZIONI TECNOLOGICHE, AIA 2011, Rimini, 11 June 2011, ISBN 978-88-88942-34-6

  7. U. Berardi, E. Cirillo, F. Martellotta, UNA METODOLOGIA PER VALUTARE L’ACUSTICA DELLE CHIESE, AIA 2009, Torino, 11 June 2009, ISBN. 978-88-88942-23-8.

EDUCATION

  • 2010-2011, High Specialization Degree, Scuola Interpolitecnica, Politecnico di Bari-Torino-Milano, Italy

  • 2009-2011, PhD in Building Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

  • 2008-2009, Master of Science in Sound and Vibration - Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, UK

  • 2004-2008, Degree (5-years Laurea -completed in 4 years only) in Architectural-Engineering (Ing. Edile Architettura), Politecnico di Bari, Italy (100/100 cum laude and plause: average grade 29.86/30 among 33 exams, 23 exams with an evaluation of 30/30 cum laude)

  • 1998-2006, Piano Degree (10 years Diploma - completed in 8 years), Conservatorio di Foggia "U. Giordano"

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • New materials: organic and inorganic Phase Change Materials, aerogel-enhanced products

  • Energy efficiency: integration of energy saving technologies (green roofs, double skin facades) in buildings

  • Acoustics: both architectural acoustics (sound propagation, energy decay, shape optimization) and building acoustics (noise insulation, new natural materials)

  • Lighting: daylight, glare metrics, shading systems, building simulation

  • Sustainability: sustainability assessment at building, community and city level, diffusion of green technologies, smart city