Joana Fernandes
Instituto Superior Técnico
Cascais, Portugal
Member ID 2826
Member since May 28, 2021
Status Active


Joana Fernandes is conducting her doctoral research in Sustainable Energy Systems, at IST, holding an MIT Portugal - PCT PhD grant. Her main focus is the research of theoretical frameworks and methods that may contribute to promote circular design in buildings refurbishments, both in terms of implementing flexibility principles in design, reducing, reusing and integrating construction and demolition waste in the buildings and recycling of buildings materials and end-of-life, while aiming to reduce global warming impact.
Currently part of the team of the Circular EcoBIM project.

Research Interests

Circularity in construction, buildings refurbishment
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