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)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Brian Ford
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/departments/abe/people/brian.ford
E-Mail: brian.ford@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)115 951 3156
Fax: +44 (0)115 951 3054
Interests: bioclimatic architecture and low carbon building design; passive cooling and natural ventilation; building performance evaluation; urban/rural microclimate

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mark Gillott
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/departments/abe/people/mark.gillott
E-Mail: mark.gillott@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone: +44 115 846 7677

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Werner Lang
Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, Technical University of Munich, Munich 80333, Germany
Website: http://www.enpb.bgu.tum.de/en/team/prof-dr-ing-lang/
E-Mail: w.lang@tum.de
Phone: +49 89 289 23990
Fax: +49 89 289 23991

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors


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  • thermal comfort
  • infiltration
  • ventilation
  • benchmarking
  • performance

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p. 661-682
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Buildings 2014, 4(4), 661-682; doi:10.3390/buildings4040661
Received: 27 May 2014 / Revised: 16 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 29 September 2014
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Buildings 2014, 4(3), 580-604; doi:10.3390/buildings4030580
Received: 25 April 2014 / Revised: 15 August 2014 / Accepted: 3 September 2014 / Published: 22 September 2014
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Buildings 2014, 4(3), 437-452; doi:10.3390/buildings4030437
Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 26 June 2014 / Accepted: 19 August 2014 / Published: 26 August 2014
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Buildings 2014, 4(2), 207-221; doi:10.3390/buildings4020207
Received: 11 March 2014 / Revised: 4 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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