Special Issue "Occupant Comfort and Well-Being"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Dr. Joon-Ho Choi
Building Science, School of Architecture, University of Southern California, 850 West 37th St. WAH #318, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
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Interests: Indoor environmenal quality; Human-Building Integration; Sustainable design; Building energy efficiency; Cyber-Physical System; Adaptive thermal comfort; Bio-sensing adaptive environmental control; Post-occupancy evaluation
Building performance is critical for environmental sustainability and occupant environmental comfort and wellbeing. This has extensively impacted the growth of numerous environmental designs and technologies in modern architecture’s pursuit of high building performance. However, a lack of understanding of how the environment affects human responses could promote inefficient performance while the environmental comfort and satisfaction of a building’s occupants are compromised. To optimize a building configuration, numerous challenging questions must be answered with regard to design, technical, engineering, psychological, and physiological issues that are relevant to each individual’s comfort, health, and work productivity.
This Special Issue invites scholars to contribute original research and review articles on innovative design, systems, and/or control domains that can enhance occupant comfort, work productivity, and wellbeing in a built environment. Potential research topics include (but are not limited to):
- Post-occupancy evaluation and measurement
- Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) (including thermal, visual/lighting, air, acoustic, and/or spatial quality)
- Occupant IEQ perception and behaviors
- Innovative/Sustainable design for human physiological benefits
- Human health and work productivity
- Intelligent IEQ monitoring and management (systems)
- Data-driven environmental comfort modelling
- User-centered environmental control
- Human factors
- Human physiological responses
- Virtual or augmented reality in the built environment
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 550 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.
- Indoor environmental quality
- Design/system optimization
- Occupant-centered approach
- Innovative building
- Data-driven approach
- Evidence-based design