Special Issue "Building Performance Analysis and Simulation"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)
Prof. Dr. Ismet Ugursal (Website)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax B3H 4R2, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone: 902 494 2246
Fax: +1 902 423 6711
Interests: building stock modeling; building energy consumption and conservation; HVAC systems; energy efficient buildings; zero energy/emission buildings
As the complexity of energy and environmental systems in buildings increase, the need to assess a building’s performance from a variety of viewpoints, such as energy use and demand, comfort, day-lighting and renewable energy potential, increases. Owing to the complexity of the systems as well as the buildings themselves, the only way to conduct such assessments is by computer simulation. Thus, building performance analysis and simulation is now routinely required in new building/community planning and design, as well as for retrofit projects involving existing buildings/communities.
Considering the increasing use and importance of building performance analysis and simulation, Buildings has decided to devote a Special Issue to bring together articles that focus on this topic.
For this Special Issue of Buildings on “Building Performance Analysis and Simulation”, we are looking for original papers that report on topics such as:
- software tools used in building performance analysis and simulation, including new approaches and software as well as critical/comparative evaluation of existing software
- unique and interesting studies reporting on building performance analysis and simulation
- studies that provide insight into building performance analysis and simulation
- studies that report on the use of building performance analysis and simulation for policy making purposes
Original papers that address other related topics are also welcome.
The timeline for the special issue is as follows:
October 31, 2013: Abstracts/article proposals due (500 words maximum)
November 15, 2013: Notice of acceptance of proposals
February 28, 2014: Full manuscripts due
Papers will be published after acceptance following a full peer-review process.
Prof. Dr. V. Ismet Ugursal, PEng, FCSME
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- building performance analysis
- building performance simulation
- building performance modelling
- building energy simulation
- building energy simulation software
- building performance metrics
- building performance indicators
- high performance buildings