Special Issue "Low Carbon Housing Design: Selected Papers from 2013 PLEA Conference"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Prof. Dr. Brian Ford
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: bioclimatic architecture and low carbon building design; passive cooling and natural ventilation; building performance evaluation; urban/rural microclimate
This Special Issue on Low Carbon Housing Design will include expanded papers selected from the International PLEA Conference which took place in Munich on 10–12 September 2013. The papers present the results of recent research in this field from Japan, UK, Brazil, and India, which address common issues including thermal comfort, air infiltration, ventilation, and benchmarking performance. Low carbon housing design is now on the policy agenda in many different countries, and the results of this research provides valuable insights into the major issues facing designers, contractors and policy makers.
Prof. Dr. Brian Ford
Prof. Dr. Mark Gillott
Prof. Dr. Werner Laing
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- thermal comfort