Special Issue "Green Buildings and Indoor Air Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2019).
Interests: Indoor air quality, Human exposure, Ventilation and control, Building IoT sensing, Human thermal comfort, Green buildings
Interests: indoor environmental quality and health; the built environment and sleep quality; environmental sensor networks
Since the inception of the first green certification scheme several decades ago, expectations for high performance buildings have been evolving. To date, there are more than 200 different green building certification programs around the globe, with estimates of at least 1 million certified projects. While the green building industry has a long-standing history of attention to human health (e.g., tobacco control, toxic exposure), there has been a recent shift in the prioritization of this issue relative to others, with a new emphasis on features that explicitly promote the human experience of building occupants.
In recognition of this emphasis shift, the open-access journal Atmosphere is hosting a Special Issue to showcase the most recent findings related to air quality in green buildings, low-emission materials, advanced ventilation systems and air quality management strageties, IoT sensor technology, occupant exposure and satisfaction. With the recent expansion of research showing that buildings can do more to support human performance and experience, this Special Issue is also an appropriate venue for papers that deal with human thermal comfort and productivity. Ultimately, this Special Issue aims to showcase the most recent comparable evidence on the impact of indoor air quality inverventions on people and organizations.
Original results from field and controlled investigations, subjective surveys, models and review papers related to green buildings and indoor air quality are all welcome contributions. Authors are encouraged to include a section touching on future issues, opportunities, and/or concerns related to their topics, on the 5-, 10-, and 20-year horizons.
Dr. Dusan Licina
Dr. Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent
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. Atmosphere 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 1800 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.
- Green buildings
- Indoor VOC
- Indoor aerosols
- Indoor environmental quality
- Occupant surveys