Beatriz Montalbán Pozas

Beatriz Montalbán Pozas

bmpozas (at) unex (dot) es
PhD in Architecture
Professor
Construction Dept.

Brief Biography Description

Beatriz Montalbán Pozas is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Construction Department, at University of Extremadura (Spain). She is a Building Engineer from the University of Extremadura since 1989, an Architect from the Madrid Polytechnic University since 1994, and PhD from the University of Extremadura in 2015. She is currently working in two research areas: on one hand, in relation with sustainability, environmental resources, energy efficiency, and consumption, and, on the other hand, concerning smart technology, and monitoring. Both lines of research converge in the improvement in quality of life: Indoor Environmental Quality, comfort, social participation and energy consumption

Research

Her research area is related to Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Smart Solutions in Buildings

Authors: Type:

2021

  • I. Bote Alonso and B. Montalbán Pozas, «Vegaviana, a colonization village: the rural “naturalness and simplicity” of modern Spanish heritage,» Docomomo journal, iss. 65 (2021/2), 2021.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{BoteAlonso2021,
    author = {Bote Alonso, Inmaculada and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    journal = {Docomomo Journal},
    number = {65 (2021/2)},
    title = {{Vegaviana, a colonization village: the rural “naturalness and simplicity” of modern Spanish heritage}},
    url = {https://www.docomomo.com/journal/housing-for-all},
    year = {2021}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] M. Lucas Bonilla, B. Muriel Holgado, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «Propuesta de implementación de sistema de sensorización y monitorización para la mejora de edificios públicos = Implementing a monitoring system’s proposal for the improvement of public buildings,» Anales de edificación, vol. 6, iss. 3, p. 35, 2021. Universidad politecnica de madrid – university library.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{lucas-bonilla-2021,
    author = {Lucas Bonilla, Marta and Muriel Holgado, Beatriz and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    doi = {10.20868/ADE.2020.4613},
    file = {:C\:/Users/smartpolitech/Downloads/Propuesta_de_implementacion_de_sistema_de_sensoriz.pdf:pdf},
    journal = {Anales de Edificaci{\'{o}}n},
    month = {aug},
    number = {3},
    pages = {35},
    publisher = {Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - University Library},
    title = {{Propuesta de implementaci{\'{o}}n de sistema de sensorizaci{\'{o}}n y monitorizaci{\'{o}}n para la mejora de edificios p{\'{u}}blicos = Implementing a monitoring system's proposal for the improvement of public buildings}},
    volume = {6},
    year = {2021}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] B. Montalbán Pozas, B. Muriel Holgado, and M. Lucas Bonilla, «Metodología para mejorar el confort y la calidad del aire en edificios públicos con tecnología de bajo coste = Methodology to improve comfort and air quality in public buildings with low-cost technology,» Anales de edificación, vol. 6, iss. 3, p. 27, 2021. Universidad politecnica de madrid – university library.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{montalban-pozas-2021,
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Muriel Holgado, Beatriz and Lucas Bonilla, Marta},
    doi = {10.20868/ADE.2020.4612},
    file = {:C\:/Users/smartpolitech/Downloads/Metodologia_para_mejorar_el_confort_y_la_calidad_d.pdf:pdf},
    journal = {Anales de Edificaci{\'{o}}n},
    month = {aug},
    number = {3},
    pages = {27},
    publisher = {Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - University Library},
    title = {{Metodolog{\'{i}}a para mejorar el confort y la calidad del aire en edificios p{\'{u}}blicos con tecnolog{\'{i}}a de bajo coste = Methodology to improve comfort and air quality in public buildings with low-cost technology}},
    volume = {6},
    year = {2021}
    }

2020

  • [PDF] [DOI] I. Bote Alonso, M. V. Sanchez-Rivero, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «SOSTENIBILIDAD Y PARTICIPACIÓN EN UN PUEBLO DE COLONIZACIÓN EXTREMEÑO Vegaviana y la aplicación de la herramienta de indicadores participativos [ InPar ] SUSTAINABILITY AND PARTICIPATION IN ANEXTREMADURAN COLONIZATION SETTLEMENT Vegaviana and the applicat,» Seminario internacional de investigación en urbanismo, p. 1–15, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{bote-alonso-2020,
    abstract = {Vegaviana is an Extremaduran colonization settlements of the 50s designed by Jos{\'{e}} Luis Fern{\'{a}}ndez del Amo. It stands out in the Spanish Modern Movement usually for its aesthetic or plastic qualities, but there are key aspects in its design that could relate it to sustainability. This has not prevented it from being affected by issues such as the threat of depopulation or adaptation to current needs in balance with heritage. Knowing completely the problems of Vegaviana, especially from the point of view of citizens and the different agents involved, becomes a fundamental preliminary step to generate intervention proposals. Therefore, the main objective of this research is to establish a qualitative and participatory framework that completes another quantitative and technicalal ready generated previously through sustainability indicators. The InPar tool of the Paisaje Transversal platform becomes the basic basis of this research.},
    author = {Bote Alonso, Inmaculada and Sanchez-Rivero, Mónica Victoria and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5821/siiu.10005},
    file = {::},
    journal = {Seminario Internacional de Investigaci{\'{o}}n en Urbanismo},
    keywords = {Vegaviana,colonization,indicators,participation,sustainability},
    pages = {1--15},
    title = {{SOSTENIBILIDAD Y PARTICIPACI{\'{O}}N EN UN PUEBLO DE COLONIZACI{\'{O}}N EXTREME{\~{N}}O Vegaviana y la aplicaci{\'{o}}n de la herramienta de indicadores participativos [ InPar ] SUSTAINABILITY AND PARTICIPATION IN ANEXTREMADURAN COLONIZATION SETTLEMENT Vegaviana and the applicat}},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • P. Núñez Trujillo, S. Barroso Ramírez, B. Muriel Holgado, M. Lucas Bonilla, B. Montalbán Pozas, and P. Bustos García, «Sistema de información del sistema Cyber-Físico SmartPoliTech,» in Monitorización y evaluación de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energética de los edificios, 2020 ed., , 2020, p. 49–58.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Nunez2020,
    author = {Núñez Trujillo, Pedro and Barroso Ramírez, Sergio and Muriel Holgado, Beatriz and Lucas Bonilla, Marta and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Bustos García, Pablo},
    booktitle = {Monitorizaci{\'{o}}n y evaluaci{\'{o}}n de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energ{\'{e}}tica de los edificios},
    edition = {2020},
    isbn = {978-84-122767-4-9},
    pages = {49--58},
    title = {{Sistema de informaci{\'{o}}n del sistema Cyber-F{\'{i}}sico SmartPoliTech}},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • B. Montalbán Pozas, B. Muriel Holgado, M. Lucas Bonilla, S. Barroso Ramírez, P. Bustos García, and P. Núñez Trujillo, «Metodología para la monitorización de un edificio docente. Caso de estudio: Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres,» in Monitorización y evaluación de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energética de edificios. experiencias españolas, 2020 ed., , 2020, p. 253–266.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{Montalban2020,
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Muriel Holgado, Beatriz and Lucas Bonilla, Marta and Barroso Ramírez, Sergio and Bustos García, Pablo and Núñez Trujillo, Pedro},
    booktitle = {Monitorizaci{\'{o}}n y evaluaci{\'{o}}n de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energ{\'{e}}tica de edificios. Experiencias espa{\~{n}}olas},
    edition = {2020},
    isbn = {978-84-122767-4-9},
    pages = {253--266},
    title = {{Metodolog{\'{i}}a para la monitorizaci{\'{o}}n de un edificio docente. Caso de estudio: Escuela Polit{\'{e}}cnica de C{\'{a}}ceres}},
    url = {https://redmonitor.ietcc.csic.es/index.php/libro-2-ponencias-2020/},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • I. Bote Alonso and B. Montalbán Pozas, «La economía circular, posible oportunidad de desarrollo rural sostenible en Extremadura Vegaviana como demostrador,» in Competitividad territorial en un mundo globalizado: perspectivas en extremadura, Diputación Provincial de Cáceres, Ed., , 2020, p. 143 – 175.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{BoteAlonso2020b,
    author = {Bote Alonso, Inmaculada and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    booktitle = {Competitividad territorial en un mundo globalizado: Perspectivas en Extremadura},
    editor = {{Diputaci{\'{o}}n Provincial de C{\'{a}}ceres}},
    isbn = {9788409137053},
    pages = {143 -- 175},
    title = {{La econom{\'{i}}a circular, posible oportunidad de desarrollo rural sostenible en Extremadura Vegaviana como demostrador}},
    url = {https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=7888589},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] M. V. Sánchez-Rivero and B. Montalbán Pozas, «LA AGENDA 2030 COMO INSTRUMENTO DE INTERVENCIÓN SOBRE EL PAISAJE CULTURAL Implementación en la arqueología agroindustrial de Cáceres THE 2030 AGENDA AS A TOOL FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE Implementation in the tobacco industrial landscape of Ca,» Identidades: territorio, cultura, patrimonio, vol. 9, iss. Laboratorio internacional de paisajes culturales, p. 12, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{sanchez-rivero-2020,
    abstract = {This communication implements the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda in the cultural landscape formed by the tobacco barns, as archaeological remains of the tobacco industry in the north of the province of Caceres. Through these Objectives, an integrated model is proposed that addresses intangible and tangible heritage to define indicators and thus, studies the compatibility of the SDGs at the local level. The methodology consists of applying their localization through a mapping exercise that adjusts the indicators to the evaluation scale. As a result, we have obtained a series of local indicators to guide future actions with the aim of enhance the cultural landscape around the tobacco industry.},
    author = {Sánchez-Rivero, Mónica Victoria and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    doi = {10.5821/identidades.10261},
    journal = {Identidades: territorio, cultura, patrimonio},
    keywords = {agenda 2030,arqueolog{\'{i}}a agroindustrial,escala local,ods,paisaje cultural},
    number = {Laboratorio internacional de paisajes culturales},
    pages = {12},
    title = {{LA AGENDA 2030 COMO INSTRUMENTO DE INTERVENCI{\'{O}}N SOBRE EL PAISAJE CULTURAL Implementaci{\'{o}}n en la arqueolog{\'{i}}a agroindustrial de C{\'{a}}ceres THE 2030 AGENDA AS A TOOL FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE Implementation in the tobacco industrial landscape of Ca}},
    volume = {9},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] M. V. Sánchez-Rivero, I. Bote Alonso, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «Implementación en los secaderos de tabaco del norte de la provincia de Cáceres TOWARDS THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Implementation in tobacco barns in the north of the province of Caceres,» in Seminario internacional de investigación en urbanismo, Lisboa, 2020, p. 1–13.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{sanchez-rivero-2020-a,
    abstract = {This communication implements the Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs– of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations in the cultural landscape formed by the tobacco barns, archaeological remains of the tobacco industry in the north of the province of Caceres. Through these Objectives, it proposes an integrated model that addresses the intangible and the tangible heritage to define the indicators and thus, study the compatibility of the SDGs at the local level. The methodology consists of applying their location through a mapping exercise that adjusts the indicators to the evaluation scale. As a result, we have obtained a series of local indicators for the cultural landscape around the tobacco industry.},
    address = {Lisboa},
    author = {Sánchez-Rivero, Mónica Victoria and Bote Alonso, Inmaculada and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    booktitle = {Seminario Internacional de Investigaci{\'{o}}n en Urbanismo},
    doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5821/siiu.9992 compatibility},
    file = {::},
    keywords = {SDG indicators,cultural landscape,industrial archaeology,local scale},
    pages = {1--13},
    title = {{Implementaci{\'{o}}n en los secaderos de tabaco del norte de la provincia de C{\'{a}}ceres TOWARDS THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Implementation in tobacco barns in the north of the province of Caceres}},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • [PDF] M. V. Sanchez-Rivero and B. Montalbán Pozas, «Arqueología industrial tabaquera en el norte de Cáceres como paisaje de interés turístico,» in Colección los ojos de la memoria n\textordmasculine22, CICEES ed., Á. miguel Alvarez areces, Ed., GIJON: , 2020, p. 717.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{sanchez-rivero-2020-c,
    abstract = {The tobacco industry in Extremadura, specifically in the agricultural regions of Coria, Plasencia, Jara{\'{i}}z de la Vera and Navalmoral de la Mata, plays a key role in the regional economy. The tobacco industry has evolved over time in a process aimed at mechanization. However, at its inception, it was unfailingly linked to the parallel construction of unique buildings that remain as symbols of a forgotten past: the tobacco barns. The idea of this paper arises from the lack of knowledge of this pre-industrial buildings. These disused buildings, due to the crops transformation and European policies, become archaeological elements of the landscape in these regions. Therefore, the objectives are to highlight the importance of these constructions as cultural heritage and propose their consideration as a landscape of tourist interest. To carry out the study, we conducted a bib- liographic review that contextualizes and dates this industrial-agrarian architecture/archaeology. In conclusion, interest of heritage protection is generated by the consolidation of a sustainable industrial landscape tourism in an area devoid of this type of cultural route.},
    address = {GIJON},
    author = {Sanchez-Rivero, Mónica Victoria and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    booktitle = {Colecci{\'{o}}n Los Ojos de la Memoria n{\textordmasculine}22},
    chapter = {697-704},
    edition = {CICEES},
    editor = {Alvarez areces, miguel {\'{a}}ngel},
    isbn = {9788412154764},
    keywords = {Tourism,cultural heritage,industrial-agrarian architecture,landscape archaeology,tobacco barns},
    pages = {717},
    title = {{Arqueolog{\'{i}}a industrial tabaquera en el norte de C{\'{a}}ceres como paisaje de inter{\'{e}}s tur{\'{i}}stico}},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] B. Montalbán Pozas, I. Amigo Gamero, A. Domínguez Sánchez, and P. Bustos García, «A methodology to improve energy efficiency and comfort conditions with low-cost ICTs in rural public buildings,» Sustainable cities and society, p. 102156, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{montalban-pozas-2020-a,
    abstract = {This paper presents a methodology to improve energy efficiency and hygrothermal comfort conditions in public buildings using low-cost ICTs. A change in the daily users` habits is further on suggested. The process develops circularly in four steps: building definition model, monitoring, analysis, and users' participation. The method has been tested in four similar public buildings of traditional construction. Firstly, a building model has been defined (climatology, thermal envelope and maintenance, interior design, systems, and occupancy). Secondly, a low-cost, scalable, and open-source information system has been installed to collect data of energy consumption, temperature, humidity and CO2 values. The resulting time series were analysed and compared to the energy consumption bills of the previous three years to obtain the real building behaviour. Data gathered by the sensors and suggestions have been made available to users for real-time monitoring. Furthermore, reliable energy indicators to characterize this building typology in services sector have been obtained. Other sub goals include raising awareness among users about the use of public resources, and the initiation of a smart-village strategy using low-cost technologies. The results highlight inefficient consumption patterns and discomfort situation that should encourage users to take action and reorient municipal policies.},
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Amigo Gamero, Irene and Domínguez Sánchez, Agustín and Bustos García, Pablo},
    doi = {https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102156},
    issn = {2210-6707},
    journal = {Sustainable Cities and Society},
    keywords = {Methodology,energy efficiency,habit users' suggestion,hygrothermal comfort,low-cost ICTs,public building},
    pages = {102156},
    title = {{A methodology to improve energy efficiency and comfort conditions with low-cost ICTs in rural public buildings}},
    url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210670720301438},
    year = {2020}
    }

2019

  • P. Núñez Trujillo, B. Montalbán Pozas, P. García Rodríguez, and P. Bustos García, «SmartPoliTech – Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres,» in Monitorización y evaluación de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energética de los edificios, , 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{PedroMariaNunezTrujilloBeatrizMontalbanPozas2019,
    author = {Núñez Trujillo, Pedro and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and García Rodríguez, Pablo and Bustos García, Pablo},
    booktitle = {Monitorizaci{\'{o}}n y evaluaci{\'{o}}n de la habitabilidad, calidad del aire y eficiencia energ{\'{e}}tica de los edificios},
    isbn = {978-84-120787-2-5},
    title = {{SmartPoliTech – Escuela Polit{\'{e}}cnica de C{\'{a}}ceres}},
    url = {https://redmonitor.ietcc.csic.es/index.php/difusion/},
    year = {2019}
    }
  • [PDF] A. Sánchez Domínguez, I. Amigo Camarero, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «Methodology for the implementation of social innmótic to improve public buildings (project efipublic),» in Cite 2019 international conference on technological innovation in building, 2019, p. 2.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{agustin-efipublic,
    title = "METHODOLOGY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL INNMÓTIC TO IMPROVE PUBLIC BUILDINGS (PROJECT EFIPUBLIC)",
    booktitle="CITE 2019 International Conference on Technological Innovation in Building",
    pages = "2",
    year = "2019",
    place = "Escuela Superior de Edificación. UPM Madrid",
    author = "Sánchez Domínguez, Agustín and Amigo Camarero, Irene and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz"
    }

2018

  • I. Bote Alonso, M. V. Sanchez-Rivero, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «La Bazana y Vegaviana, y la influencia de la arquitectura vernácula en los aspectos de sostenibilidad de los poblados de colonzación de Extremadura,» in Rehabend 18, construction pathology, rehabilitatiion technology and heritage management, Cáceres, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{BoteAlonso2018,
    address = {C{\'{a}}ceres},
    author = {Bote Alonso, Inmaculada and Sanchez-Rivero, Mónica Victoria and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    booktitle = {Rehabend 18, Construction Pathology, Rehabilitatiion Technology and Heritage Management},
    editor = {of Cantabria, University},
    title = {{La Bazana y Vegaviana, y la influencia de la arquitectura vern{\'{a}}cula en los aspectos de sostenibilidad de los poblados de colonzaci{\'{o}}n de Extremadura}},
    year = {2018}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] A. Baeza, J. García-Paniagua, J. Guillén, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «Influence of architectural style on indoor radon concentration in a radon prone area: A case study,» Science of the total environment, vol. 610-611, p. 258–266, 2018. Elsevier b.v..
    [Bibtex]
    @article{baeza-2018,
    abstract = {Indoor radon is a major health concern as it is a known carcinogenic. Nowadays there is a trend towards a greater energy conservation in buildings, which is reflected in an increasing number of regulations. But, can this trend increase the indoor radon concentration? In this paper, we selected a radon prone area in Spain and focused on single-family dwellings constructed in a variety of architectural styles. These styles ranged from 1729 up to 2014, with varying construction techniques (from local resources to almost universally standard building materials) and regulations in force (from none to the Spanish regulation in force). The226Ra concentrations in soil and surface radon exhalation rates were rather similar in this area, mean values ranging 70–126 Bq/kg and 49–100 mBq/m2{\textperiodcentered}s, respectively. Indoor radon concentration was generally greater than the contribution from soil exhalation (surface exhalation rates), especially in New dwellings (1980–2014). Its concentration in dwellings built in the Traditional style (1729–1940) was significantly lower than in the new houses. This can be consequence of the air tightness of the dwellings as a consequence of the different regulations in force. In the period covered by the Traditional style, there was no regulation in force, and dwelling had loose air tight. Whereas in recent times, there are mandatory regulations assuring a better air tightness of the buildings. Refurbishment of Traditional dwellings also seems to increase the indoor radon concentration, as they must also comply with the regulations in force.},
    author = {Baeza, Antonio and García-Paniagua, Jorge and Guillén, J. and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    doi = {10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.056},
    issn = {18791026},
    journal = {Science of the Total Environment},
    keywords = {Architectural style,Building regulation,Radon,Radon prone area},
    pages = {258--266},
    publisher = {Elsevier B.V.},
    title = {{Influence of architectural style on indoor radon concentration in a radon prone area: A case study}},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.056},
    volume = {610-611},
    year = {2018}
    }
  • B. Montalbán Pozas, P. Bustos García, M. Barrena García, A. Sánchez Domínguez, P. García Rodríguez, and M. Del Río Pérez, «Improving energy efficiency in public buildings through social inmotics,» in Rehabend 18, construction pathology, rehabilitatiion technology and heritage management, Cáceres, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{MontalbanPozas2018h,
    address = {C{\'{a}}ceres},
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Bustos García, Pablo and Barrena García, Manuel and Sánchez Domínguez, Agustín and García Rodríguez, Pablo and Del Río Pérez, Mariano},
    booktitle = {Rehabend 18, Construction Pathology, Rehabilitatiion Technology and Heritage Management},
    editor = {{University of Cantabria}},
    title = {{Improving energy efficiency in public buildings through social inmotics}},
    year = {2018}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] B. Montalbán Pozas and F. J. Neila González, «Housing building typology definition in a historical area based on a case study: The Valley, Spain,» Cities, vol. 72, iss. February 2017, p. 1–7, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{montalban-pozas-2018-d,
    abstract = {This paper introduces the problem of the abandonment of historical housing located in city centres. These constructions are usually excluded from the cultural heritage conservation processes, and therefore a large quantity of them is currently unlivable, and because of this there is an urgent need to propose solutions. However, the extent of the existing building stock and the additional difficulty of protecting its patrimonial value requires an accurate analysis. This work makes a contribution to the definition of historical housing areas by cataloguing the different dwellings, hence it underlines the need to define building typologies in order to simplify the multiparametric analysis and identify the main vernacular characteristics on such a wide scale. This definition of typology may include all the parameters which value and characterize a historic house through an approach which combines a territorial, urban, architectural, and construction perspective. Likewise, data processing will enable the selection and definition of building typology. The methodology proposed serves as a policy guideline for analysis of buildings in historical centres, prioritising the preservation of the cultural heritage value and the recovery of the historic use of urban space. This method has been tested in a previous case study of the Jerte Valley (Valle del Jerte), located in The Central System, Spanish and Portuguese: Sistema Central. This study approaches the analysis of a vernacular housing stock of three thousand dwellings by: first, taking into account the complexity of the historical area analysing the territory, landscape, architecture and urban variables; then, by selecting the representative building typologies; and, finally, by defining information sheets. The culture heritage of the Valley, based on adequate information, will be protected.},
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Neila González, Francisco Javier},
    doi = {10.1016/j.cities.2017.07.020},
    issn = {02642751},
    journal = {Cities},
    keywords = {Building typology,Cultural heritage protection,Heritage dwellings,Housing data analysis,Housing stock,Urban sustainability},
    number = {February 2017},
    pages = {1--7},
    title = {{Housing building typology definition in a historical area based on a case study: The Valley, Spain}},
    volume = {72},
    year = {2018}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] B. Montalbán Pozas, «Energy assesment of housing in extremadura community. Análisis energético de viviendas en la comunidad extremeña,» Informes de la construcción, vol. 70, iss. 551, p. 265, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{montalban-pozas-2018-g,
    abstract = {El consumo energ{\'{e}}tico del parque de viviendas espa{\~{n}}ol debe ser analizado para promover pol{\'{i}}ticas adecuadas de rehabilitaci{\'{o}}n urbana y reducir las emisiones de CO2. Debido a que las tipolog{\'{i}}as edificatorias var{\'{i}}an considerablemente de una zona a otra se requiere establecer una diferenciaci{\'{o}}n previa seg{\'{u}}n el territorio. En este sentido, este estudio desarrolla una metodolog{\'{i}}a para analizar el parque residencial extreme{\~{n}}o, y realiza el examen de un conjunto de viviendas de distinto periodo y tipo constructivo. Se han utilizado simulaciones energ{\'{e}}ticas, encuestas y datos de facturas, y se aportan indicadores de demanda y consumo. Los valores obtenidos demuestran que las viviendas unifamiliares consumen, de media anual, entre 100 y 200kWh/m2, mientras que las plurifamiliares reducen sus valores entre 60 y 150kWh/m2, siendo los valores m{\'{a}}s altos los que pertenecen al periodo constructivo de 1940 a 1980. Adem{\'{a}}s de ello se observa una mayor{\'{i}}a de viviendas del conjunto en situaci{\'{o}}n de pobreza energ{\'{e}}tica.},
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    doi = {10.3989/ic.16.152},
    issn = {1988-3234},
    journal = {Informes de la Construcci{\'{o}}n},
    month = {sep},
    number = {551},
    pages = {265},
    title = {{Energy assesment of housing in extremadura community. An{\'{a}}lisis energ{\'{e}}tico de viviendas en la comunidad extreme{\~{n}}a}},
    url = {http://informesdelaconstruccion.revistas.csic.es/index.php/informesdelaconstruccion/article/view/5917},
    volume = {70},
    year = {2018}
    }
  • [PDF] M. V. Sanchez-Rivero, I. Bote Alonso, and B. Montalbán Pozas, «EL RECICLAJE EN ARQUITECTURA: REFUNCIONALIZACIÓN DEL PATRIMONIO INDUSTRIAL-AGRARIO,» in Rehabend 18, construction pathology, rehabilitatiion technology and heritage management, 2018, p. 2320.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{sanchez-rivero-2018,
    abstract = {Attention mechanisms play a central role in NLP systems, especially within recurrent neural network (RNN) models. Recently, there has been increasing interest in whether or not the intermediate representations offered by these modules may be used to explain the reasoning for a model's prediction, and consequently reach insights regarding the model's decision-making process. A recent paper claims that 'Attention is not Explanation' (Jain and Wallace, 2019). We challenge many of the assumptions underlying this work, arguing that such a claim depends on one's definition of explanation, and that testing it needs to take into account all elements of the model. We propose four alternative tests to determine when/whether attention can be used as explanation: a simple uniform-weights baseline; a variance calibration based on multiple random seed runs; a diagnostic framework using frozen weights from pretrained models; and an end-to-end adversarial attention training protocol. Each allows for meaningful interpretation of attention mechanisms in RNN models. We show that even when reliable adversarial distributions can be found, they don't perform well on the simple diagnostic, indicating that prior work does not disprove the usefulness of attention mechanisms for explainability.},
    author = {Sanchez-Rivero, Mónica Victoria and Bote Alonso, Inmaculada and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    booktitle = {Rehabend 18, Construction Pathology, Rehabilitatiion Technology and Heritage Management},
    editor = {of Cantabria, University},
    isbn = {9788469770337},
    pages = {2320},
    title = {{EL RECICLAJE EN ARQUITECTURA: REFUNCIONALIZACI{\'{O}}N DEL PATRIMONIO INDUSTRIAL-AGRARIO}},
    volume = {148},
    year = {2018}
    }

2017

  • [PDF] B. Montalbán Pozas, P. Bustos García, A. Sánchez Domínguez, M. Barrena García, and P. García Rodríguez, «Inmótica social para la mejora de la eficiencia energética en edificios públicos: la escuela politécnica en el proyecto efipublic,» in Iv international congress on construction and building research, La Laguna, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{inmotica-social-escuela,
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Bustos García, Pablo and Sánchez Domínguez, Agustín and Barrena García, Manuel and García Rodríguez, Pablo},
    title = {Inmótica social para la mejora de la eficiencia energética en edificios públicos: La escuela politécnica en el proyecto EFIPUBLIC},
    address = {La Laguna},
    booktitle = {IV International Congress on Construction and Building Research},
    year = {2017}
    }
  • [PDF] A. Sánchez Domínguez, M. Barrena García, P. García Rodríguez, B. Montalbán Pozas, and P. Bustos García, «Smartpolitech: un experimento en inmótica social,» in Xxii jornadas de ingeniería del software y base de datos, La Laguna, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{smart-politech-experimento-social,
    author = {Sánchez Domínguez, Agustín and Barrena García, Manuel and García Rodríguez, Pablo and Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Bustos García, Pablo},
    title = {SmartPolitech: Un experimento en inmótica social},
    address = {La Laguna},
    booktitle = {XXII Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Base de Datos},
    year = {2017}
    }

2016

  • [PDF] [DOI] B. Montalbán Pozas and F. J. Neila González, «Hygrothermal behaviour and thermal comfort of the vernacular housings in the Jerte Valley (Central System, Spain),» Energy and buildings, vol. 130, p. 219–227, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{montalban-pozas-2016,
    abstract = {Vernacular architecture is closely and traditionally linked to energy efficiency due to its adaptation to climate and location. The main purpose of this paper is to diagnose the hygrothermal behaviour inside the vernacular housings of the Jerte Valley (Valle del Jerte), located in the Spanish Central System mountain range (Sistema Central). This region is widely characterised by a Mediterranean continental mountain climate with medium-sized mountains and presents two distinguished six-month periods: one is warm and dry, whereas the other is cold and rainy. The objective of the aforementioned diagnosis is to promote the preservation of buildings and its energy refurbishment. As a starting point, a study that associates the region's monthly climate data with the thermal comfort has been developed. Afterwards, a regional building type has been defined for further use by an energy simulation program in order to measure the hygrothermal behaviour of the envelope. Finally, these results have been related both to thermal comfort and bioclimatic strategies. The results suggest that, during the warm period, indoor conditions are comfortable without the need for an additional energy supply. Nevertheless, in the cold period, indoor conditions are warmer than outdoor conditions, but an additional external energy supply will be required to achieve the comfort zone. Accordingly, it is determined that the refurbishment solutions used for those constructions must maintain intact the bioclimatic strategies that benefit summer conditions. However, strategies that give rise to winter conditions without changing its summer behaviour must be improved.},
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Neila González, Francisco Javier},
    doi = {10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.08.045},
    issn = {03787788},
    journal = {Energy and Buildings},
    pages = {219--227},
    title = {{Hygrothermal behaviour and thermal comfort of the vernacular housings in the Jerte Valley (Central System, Spain)}},
    volume = {130},
    year = {2016}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] B. Montalbán Pozas and M. Jiménez Espada, «Getting Results in an Historical Dwelling Stock in a Thermal Simulation with EnergyPlus,» Procedia engineering, vol. 161, p. 300–306, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{montalban-pozas-2016-b,
    abstract = {The invaluable historic dwelling stock of many cities today needs an accurate analysis in order to implement a relevant program of research for its conservation, maintenance, or refurbishment. Additionally, energy efficiency studies are essential in every case to guarantee sustainability. In these situations, a simulation process will be a suitable approach to obtaining results. However, historic dwellings are complicated to simulate. They require a comprehensive study of traditional crafts and techniques as well as of ancient constructions which rely heavily on local builders' design skills and traditions as well as on the regional materials and architectural knowledge. Furthermore, the intricate geometries and the large number of different dwelling cases demand a amplification and a typological definition of representative buildings. In addition, in an energy simulation process, it is indispensable to know what the lifestyle was. In a traditional dwelling, the ancient customs have to be taken into account, studying the occupation, metabolism, activities, and traditional clothing in order to define a reliable computer model. Moreover, an operation usage program has to be defined in order to set other building simulation parameters such as the ventilation, shading, and internal gains. The present work proposes a method using DesignBuilder, an EnergyPlus software package, to generate a model for the energy simulation of historic dwellings through a case study of an historic dwelling stock in the Sistema Central of Spain. How the type was generated from a real case with an architectonic, constructive, and activity definition is described. Guidelines are provided for modeling the building and for setting the simulation parameters necessary to obtain correct results.},
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Jiménez Espada, Montaña},
    doi = {10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.560},
    issn = {18777058},
    journal = {Procedia Engineering},
    pages = {300--306},
    title = {{Getting Results in an Historical Dwelling Stock in a Thermal Simulation with EnergyPlus}},
    volume = {161},
    year = {2016}
    }
  • [PDF] B. Montalbán Pozas, «Comportamiento energético de las viviendas de arquitectura popular del Sistema Central y su relación con el bienestar. Aplicación práctica: Valle del Jerte, Cáceres,» in Rehabend, 2016, p. 1–7.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{montalban-pozas-2016-a,
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz},
    booktitle = {Rehabend},
    keywords = {arquitectura bioclim{\'{a}}tica,arquitectura popular,comportamiento energ{\'{e}}tico,dise{\~{n}}o eficiente,rehabilitaci{\'{o}}n del patrimonio},
    pages = {1--7},
    title = {{Comportamiento energ{\'{e}}tico de las viviendas de arquitectura popular del Sistema Central y su relaci{\'{o}}n con el bienestar. Aplicaci{\'{o}}n pr{\'{a}}ctica: Valle del Jerte, C{\'{a}}ceres}},
    year = {2016}
    }

2014

  • B. Montalbán Pozas, Á. Díaz Salazar, B. Muriel Holgado, and J. de Extremadura, Diagnóstico energético de la Comunidad Extremeña. Edea Renov, , 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @book{MontalbanPozas2014,
    author = {Montalbán Pozas, Beatriz and Díaz Salazar, Álvaro and Muriel Holgado, Beatriz and de Extremadura, Junta},
    institution = {Direcci{\'{o}}n General de Arquitectura y Vivienda. Consejer{\'{i}}a de Fomento, Vivienda, Ordenaci{\'{o}}n del Territorio y Turismo. Gobierno de Extreamdura},
    title = {{Diagn{\'{o}}stico energ{\'{e}}tico de la Comunidad Extreme{\~{n}}a. Edea Renov}},
    url = {http://www.renov.proyectoedea.com/sites/default/files/pdf/Diagnostico_energetico_vvdas_extremadura.pdf},
    year = {2014}
    }

PhD Thesis

PhD Thesis, Beatriz Montalbán. «Sustainable rehabilitation of heritage dwellings in Jerte Valley». Advisors Antonio Campesinos y F. Javier Neila. University of Extremadura, Polytechnic School of Cáceres. April 2015