Special Issue "Building Envelope Design and Performance"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
Interests: building performance optimization; net-zero energy; smart buildings; passive design; energy efficiency; thermal comfort; high-performance materials; whole-building hygrothermal performance; building integrated renewable systems; life-cycle assessment
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Buildings are designed to create an isolated space from the surrounding environment and provide the desired interior environmental conditions for the occupants. In addition to fulfilling the function of creating favorable indoor environmental conditions, buildings are expected to be durable and energy efficient. To achieve these functions, building envelope components need to manage and control the dynamic outdoor and indoor climatic loadings, including heat, air, moisture, light, and noise. Judicious design, material choice, and proper installation are the most practical approach for ensuring adequate long-term performance of building envelope systems.
For this Special Issue, you are invited to submit an original research paper and/or a state-of-the-art review on durability and energy performance of building envelope components, including foundation systems, below-grade wall systems, above grade wall systems, fenestration systems, and roof and attic systems.
Dr. Fitsum Tariku
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. 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 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.
- building envelope
- hygrothermal performance
- moisture performance
- energy performance
- visual comfort
- acoustics comfort