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Special Issue "Bioclimatic Architecture for Building Renovation"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 7856
Special Issue Editors
Interests: sustainable built environment; sustainable building design; sustainable buildings; sustainable architecture; sustainable neighborhood; sustainable renovation; sustainability certification systems; sustainability rating systems; integrated building design project (IBDP); integrated design process (IDP); life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA); life cycle assessment (LCA); building information modeling (BIM); integrated digital design (IDD)
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Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: sustainable renovation and building design; building performance simulation and evaluation; social value creation; well-being; user experience and behavior; life cycle assessment (LCA) and social life cycle assessment (S-LCA); integrated design processes; applied research
Special Issue Information
Rates within the next ten years (European Commission, 2021) to reduce the consequences of climate change. Increasing average temperatures, as observed since the pre-industrial period (European Environment Agency, 2021), provide the potential of decreasing heating demand for buildings during cold periods. In contrast, the cooling demand will increase to satisfy occupants' need for adequate thermal comfort. An approach that offers the possibility of fully exploiting the energy-saving potential to align with the new requirements for heating and cooling demands for buildings is related to applying bioclimatic architecture strategies featuring passive heating and cooling strategies in the development of sustainable design scenarios. The application of bioclimatic architecture strategies for newly built buildings has proven to bring satisfactory indoor climates for centuries as well as saving energy. Thus, extending their application for building renovation can be a massive potential and significant focus in the coming years towards developing sustainable renovation design scenarios, given the sustainable nature of architecture passive design strategies. To this end, this Special Issue is dedicated to bringing together the recent efforts in both research and/or practice of concepts, opportunities, challenges, and application of bioclimatic approaches in building renovation or sustainable renovation.
Dr. Aliakbar Kamari
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Buildings 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.
- building renovation
- bioclimatic architecture
- passive design
- climate change