MSc Dissertations

Nuno Filipe Sousa Lopes (2016) — Optimization of constructive systems using a genetic algorithm. Master Science in Energy for Sustainability. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Conference Articles

Rodrigues, E., Dias Pereira, L., Gaspar, A. R., Gomes, Á., Gameiro da Silva, M. C. (2017)  — Estimation of classrooms occupancy using a multi-layer perceptron. EfS 2017, Energy for Sustainability International Conference 2017: Designing Cities & Communities for the Future. Funchal, 8-10 February. URL:

Chenari, B., Lamas, F. L., Gaspar, A. R., Gameiro da Silva, M. C., (2016) — Development of a new CO2-based demand-controlled ventilation strategy using EnergyPlus. EfS 2017, Energy for Sustainability International Conference2017: Designing Cities & Communities for the Future. Funchal, 8–10 February. URL:

Conference Communications

Lopes, N., Rodrigues, E., Gaspar, A. R. (2016) — Optimization of constructive systems through the application of a genetic algorithm. RESIM 2016, International Conference on Sustainable and Intelligent Manufacturing. CDRSP, Institute Polytechnic of Leiria, Leiria, 14-17 December.

Gomes, Á., Rodrigues, E., Soares, A., Antunes, C. H., Gaspar, A. R. (2016) — Evolutionary algorithms for building energy efficiency and end-use energy resources management. CoLab Workshop, Mathematics of Complex Systems: From precision medicine to smart cities. Coimbra, 5-6 December.

Journal Articles

Rodrigues, E., Sousa-Rodrigues, D., Teixeira de Sampayo, M., Gaspar, A. R., Gomes, Á., Antunes, C. H. (2017) — Clustering of architectural floor plans: a comparison of shape representations. Automation in Construction (80) 48-65. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2017.03.017. URL:

N. Soares, J. Bastos, L. Dias Pereira, A. Soares, A.R. Amaral, E. Asadi, et al., (2017) — A review on current advances in the energy and environmental performance of buildings towards a more sustainable built environment, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (77) 845–860. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.027. URL: