Special Issue "Building Simulation and Resilience of Buildings to Extreme Weather Events"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2017)
This Special Issue includes selected articles that contribute to existing knowledge on various aspect of building energy consumption, simulation, and enhancing the resilience of buildings to extreme weather events.
The 2015 COP21 Paris climate agreement highlights the increased global effort to reduce global Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to curb the adverse effect of climate change. The effects of global warming are complex and wide ranging which can include, increased flooding, rise in sea level, increased temperature, drought, etc. Consequently, reduction in building energy consumption is, therefore, important, as, globally, buildings account for almost half of the energy use in both developed and developing nations. Furthermore, the design of resilient buildings in light of the current threats of extreme weather events due to climate change have also become paramount.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and present innovative research results, advancements and established methodologies directed towards improvement of building energy performance, occupants thermal comfort and design of extreme weather events resilience buildings. In this framework, this Special Issue aims at collecting contributions that include:
- Improvement in building energy efficiency (domestic, non-domestic, public and other buildings).
- Estimation and validation of energy consumption in new and existing buildings.
- Strategies and technologies to improve building energy efficiency.
- Renewable energy.
- Heat recovery, cogeneration or tri-generation systems.
- Building refurbishment and retrofitting.
- Extreme weather events resilience buildings.
- Building simulation modelling.
It is believed that this Special Issue can contribute to the global effort to improving energy efficiency in buildings in a sustainable manner, thereby helping to reduce the adverse effect of global climate change.
Dr Ali B-Jahromi
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Building simulation
- Energy efficiency
- Energy consumption
- Building retrofit
- Resilient buildings