Thermal Behaviour, Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Sustainable Construction

Edited by
May 2021
440 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1175-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1174-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Thermal Behaviour, Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Sustainable Construction that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

This Special Issue includes 20 contributions from across the world with very interesting and current research topics, such as insulation solutions and CO2 emissions; thermal transmittance of LSF walls; statistics for China’s building energy consumption; natural ventilation; thermal behavior of an earthbag building; thermal performance and comfort in a vernacular building; overheating risk under future extreme weather conditions; analytical methods to estimate the thermal transmittance of LSF walls; model simplification on energy and comfort simulation analysis; Trombe wall thermal behavior and energy efficiency of an LSF compartment; new metering hot box for in situ hygrothermal measurement; mechanical and thermal performance of compressed earth blocks; life-cycle assessment of a new house; energy analyses of Serbian buildings with horizontal overhangs; thermal properties of mortar blocks by using recycled glass; prediction of cooling energy consumption building using machine learning techniques; occupants’ behavior, climate change, heating, and cooling energy needs of buildings; a new method for establishing a hygrothermally controlled test room; nonintrusive measurements to incorporate the air renovations in dynamic models; and retrofit of existing buildings with aerogel panels.

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energy demand analysis; insulation materials; climate zones; envelope; CO2 emissions; LSF construction; facade wall; partition wall; thermal transmittance; thermal bridges; parametric study; numerical simulations; building energy statistics; building energy consumption; energy balance sheet; building energy efficiency; China; building automation systems; building energy efficiency; heating control; energy savings; earth building; thermal comfort; passive design; monitoring and simulation; glazed balcony; indoor comfort; passive strategies; thermal performance; vernacular architecture; overheating risk; evaluation; indoor comfort; cold climates; lightweight steel frame; LSF walls; thermal transmittance; U-value; analytical methods; calculation procedures; accuracy; Model simplifications; Thermal and visual comfort; Energy performance; IDA ICE; Residential building; passive solar; Trombe wall; light steel frame; thermal behavior; energy efficiency; Mediterranean climate; office use; residential use; heating set-points; metering hot box; in situ; hygrothermal measurement; dynamic conditions; historic masonries; HeLLo; compressed earth blocks (CEBs); compressive strength; durability; guarded hot box; thermal transmittance; LCA; environmental impact; house; building envelope; thermal performance; building; overhangs; energy consumption; optimization; GenOpt; EnergyPlus; crushed glass; periodic thermal transmittance; energy demand; adaptive comfort; social housing; energy consumption; heating and cooling system; optimization and management; energy use prediction; neural network; support vector machine; occupant behavior; climate changes; energy needs; ventilation; residential buildings; DesignBuilder; water vapor resistivity; hygrothermal modeling; condensation; mold; hygrothermal properties; energy efficiency; moisture transport; inter-laboratory testing; building energy; building envelope; performance assessment; air renovation; non-intrusive measurements; on-board monitoring; aerogel; thermal behavior; dynamic simulation; retrofitting; LCA; economic analysis