Climate Resilient Buildings: 2nd Edition

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 September 2024 | Viewed by 288

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Construction Research Centre, National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Building M-24, Ottawa, ON K1A0R6, Canada
Interests: buildings and building engineering; climate and climate modelling; simulation and numerical modelling; materials and materials technology; durability of materials and components; sustainability
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Construction Research Center, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: building envelope materials; service life prediction; aging and durability; long-term performance assessment; sustainability and resiliency; climate resilient retrofit; failure analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, the second edition of a set focusing on climate resilient buildings, emphasizes contributions related to resilient building design, more specifically, those aspects related to approaches for the retrofit of existing buildings and the design framework for new resilient buildings.  Whether the design is for the retrofit of an existing building or a new building, the resilient design ought to consider the thermal comfort and health of building occupants during extreme heat events, which are expected to occur due to climate change. Hence, contributions related to this topic and where practical design approaches are presented would be valuable. Climate resilient buildings also encompass the requirement for the building envelope to resist extreme climate loads, such as extreme hail or rain events, that, in certain locations, are projected to occur more frequently and have a longer duration and greater intensity. As such, articles in which useful approaches are provided for the resilient design of weather-resistant building envelopes under a changing climate would be useful. Additionally, any resilient design, be it for a new building or the retrofit of an existing building, is to provide an estimation of the expected longevity, or loss thereof, of building elements under a changing climate, in consideration of the expected temporal variation in climate loads in the future.  Given that the long-term performance of building elements, such as wall and roof assemblies, fenestration components and related building products, are directly related to the climate loads to which these elements are subjected over time, contributions on projected future loads are particularly relevant to this Special Issue. The natural weathering and resultant risk to premature aging of building products, such as sealants, roofing and cladding, and the consequences of such degradation actions on the long-term performance of building assemblies and the maintenance management of building components are also relevant to this Special Issue.

Dr. Michael A. Lacasse
Dr. Marzieh Riahinezhad
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • climate resilient buildings
  • resilient design
  • resilient retrofit
  • overheating
  • extreme climate events

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