Special Issue "Interaction between Urban Microclimates and the Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (4 September 2020).
Interests: urban heat island; building energy; cool roof; green roof
Interests: design of low energy buildings; indoor thermal comfort and air quality; urban microclimate modelling
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We are looking forward to your contribution to this Special Issue on the interaction between urban microclimates and the buildings to answer new environmental challenges and scientific problems.
In the context of urban population growth, maintaining or developing a sustainable environment is a scientific challenge including questions about modelling and understanding interactions between urban microclimates and buildings. From urban atmosphere and air pollution fields over the last 50 years, an increasing number of studies have focused on urban heat island (UHI) effects. The urban microclimate is strongly linked to modified urban surfaces, including the design or the use of buildings and districts. Indoor and outdoor space design impact thermal stress, especially in the context of increasing heatwave risks.
This Special Issue will present new tools or knowledge to better assess the coupling effects between buildings and the urban atmosphere, and include innovative UHI mitigation strategies. The proposed papers could cover, but are not limited to, various spatial scales from city to street or building zones, energy and environmental challenges, urban cooling techniques from the district layout to the building component or material design, as well as key performance indicators or decision support criteria for better urban design.
Dr. Emmanuel Bozonnet
Prof. Dr. Christian Inard
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 2000 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.
- Urban microclimate
- Urban heat island
- Building physics
- Passive cooling
- Building energy