Special Issue "Building Refurbishment and Energy Performance"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Building refurbishment is more and more focused on energy saving, due to the 20-20-20 targets of the European Union and of the world energy saving needs for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A wide part of building heritage needs refurbishment, aiming at an improvement in energy performance thanks to innovative and low environmental impact solutions, both for the opaque and transparent envelope.
The thermal properties of new materials for opaque envelopes and the thermal and optical properties of innovative glazing systems are basic data for the energy balance of a building. The evaluation of energy saving and lighting performance, due to their application, could be carried out by means of simulation models or case study monitoring, and could allow to optimize energy consumption in summer and winter seasons.
In this Special Issue, I would like to collect the results of the scientific research in the field of new materials, recycled materials, building integrated photovoltaic solutions, and of their applications in the refurbishment of existing buildings, by highlighting the reduction of global energy consumptions, environmental impact, and of GHG emissions. Data related to several climatic conditions, representing various areas in the world, are welcome, in order to investigate the behavior of the same material at different latitudes.
Thank you for your contribution.
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti
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- building refurbishment
- energy saving
- innovative opaque and transparent materials
- low environmental impact materials