Section Editors

Section Board for 'Energy and Buildings' (69)

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Prof. Dr. Patrick Phelan
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Section Editor-in-Chief
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Interests: energy efficiency; buildings; heat transfer; thermal engineering
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Prof. Dr. Won-Hwa Hong
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School of Architectural Civil, Environmental and Energy Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: building energy management; energy storage systems; occupant behaviour; energy use in buildings; energy simulation; energy optimization
Dr. Alessandro Cannavale
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Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture (DICAR), Polytechnic University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: chromogenics; semitransparent photovoltaics; building integration of innovative technologies; nanomaterials for constructions; energy saving; visual comfort and daylighting
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Dr. Steffen Petersen
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Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Interests: sustainable buildings; building design; building envelope; energy performance; indoor environmental quality; thermal comfort; air quality; daylight; building physics; building performance simulation; energy-flexible buildings; demand response; smart buildings
Dr. Paola Gori
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 00146 Rome, Italy
Interests: energy in buildings; building performance simulation; density functional theory; electronic structure
Prof. Dr. Rafik Belarbi
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Civil and mechanical departement, University of La Rochelle, France
Interests: Heat and mass transfer; porous media; Building Energy performance; Urban microclimate
Prof. Wahid Maref
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Construction Engineering Department, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, Montréal, QC H3C 1K3, Canada
Interests: building science; building physics; modelling and numerical simulation of building heat; moisture transfer; fluid mechanics; CFD modeling; energy system and performance analyses; national and international building codes; design and development of test bench; assessment of a building envelope hygrothermal performance; building envelope’s energy and airtightness analysis; energy management;
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Dr. Darya Nemova
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Institute of Civil Engineering, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, 195251 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: construction engineering; civil engineering; energy efficiency; fluent mechanics; ventilated facades; heat and mass transfer; building energy modeling (BEM)
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Prof. Annamaria Buonomano
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1. Department of Industrial Engineering, Unviersity of Naples Federico II, Italy
2. Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Canada
Interests: modeling, simulation and optimization of innovative building-plant systems, advanced building integrated envelope techniques, net zero energy buildings, renewable energies and innovative HVAC systems, solar heating and cooling systems, photovoltaic solar thermal systems, polygeneration, vehicle to building
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Prof. Dr. Tapas Mallick
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Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE, UK
Interests: renewable energy; concentrating solar photovoltaics; heat transfer, optics and electrical modeling; building integrated photovoltaics; static solar concentrators; integrated renewables (biomass, wind and solar integration); novel materials for solar electricity; solar electricity for sustainable building
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Asdrubali
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Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, Via Vito Volterra, 62, 00146 Roma, Italy
Interests: energy in buildings; energy saving; renewable and alternative energies; life cycle assessment
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Prof. Dr. Albert Castell
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Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering, Universitat de Lleida, Edifici CREA, Pere de Cabrera s/n, 25001, Lleida, Spain
Interests: solar energy; radiative cooling; thermal energy storage; phase change materials; building energy simulation; energy efficiency
Prof. Dr. Chi-Ming Lai

Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Interests: energy-efficient buildings; green building design; building energy analysis; application of renewable energies in buildings; HVAC; heat transfer; phase change materials
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Dr. Mark Levine
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Director, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, MS 90-3026A, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: building energy research; US and international energy policy studies; environmentally friendly energy technology R&D; and indoor and urban/regional air quality and combustion research
Prof. Dr. F. Pacheco Torgal
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C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: eco-efficient construction and building materials; mechanical properties; construction and demolition wastes; embodied energy; construction materials biotech base; geopolymers; bio inspired construction materials; alkali-activated cement-based binders (AACB); concrete durability; concrete nanotechnology; industrial waste recycling; civil engineering
Prof. Dr. Joseph H.M. Tah
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Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK
Interests: energy use in buildings; building energy management systems; renewable energy; embodied energy; sustainable construction; project management; smart buildings; smart cities; internet-of-things; decision support systems; applied Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Prof. Dr. Hongxing Yang
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Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: renewable energy applications and energy saving in buildings (solar cell materials; solar photovoltaic integration in buildings; wind power; hybrid solar-wind power; solar cooling and ground-coupled heat pump technologies)
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Prof. Dr. Roberto de Lieto Vollaro
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Department of Engineering, Università Degli Studi Roma Tre, 00146 Roma, Italy
Interests: energy engineering; energy systems; heat transfer
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Prof. Dr. Nerija Banaitiene
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Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius 10221, Lithuania
Interests: project and risk management; quality management; energy behavior change; building life cycle analysis; multiple criteria decision making
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Prof. Dr. Khalid Mosalam
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Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng., Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA, USA
Interests: Assessment & rehabilitation of essential facilities, e.g. > bridges & electrical substations; Concrete, masonry & wood structures; > Earthquake engineering; Energy-efficiency, sustainability & resiliency > of structures; Fracture & damage mechanics; Experimental methods > including hybrid simulations; Performance & health monitoring of > structures using machine & deep learning
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) / University of Karlsruhe (TH), Mannheim Area, Germany
Interests: building energy energy performance; building science; building energy systems; comfort/occupant behavior
Prof. Dr. Alberto Muscio
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Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41121 Modena, Italy
Interests: renewable energy technologies; energy efficiency in building; energy efficiency in industrial processes; passive cooling
Prof. Dr. Korjenic Azra
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria
Interests: Energy efficiency in buildings and cities; Innovative and sustainable constructions and building; hydrothermal comfort; occupant behaviour; energy use in buildings; integration of green facades and roofs with renewable energy generation; ecological building materials
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Lombardi
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DIST-Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del Territorio, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10124 Torino, Italy
Interests: urban decision making; energy transition; urban sustainability; cultural projects for development; transdisciplinarity; sustainable campus
Prof. Dr. Ioan Sarbu
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Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Department of Civil and Building Services Engineering, Piata Victoriei 2A, 300006 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: refrigeration and heat pump systems; solar energy conversion and storage; energy efficiency and energy savings; thermal comfort and environmental quality; water and heat distribution systems; numerical simulations and optimizations in building services
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Dr. Jeff Borggaard
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Department of Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Interests: flow control; model reduction; control theory; CFD; airflow modeling; energy efficient buildings
Prof. Dr. Suzanne Wilkinson
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School for Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland 0745, New Zealand
Interests: disaster management; construction innovation, resilience; smart cities
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Cellura
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Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models; University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze Ed.9, 90128 - PALERMO, Italy
Interests: life cycle assessment; Eco-Design; net zero energy buildings; environmental sustainability; energy policy; sustainable buildings; circular economy
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Prof. Dr. Ingrid Martorell
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Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering, DIEI, University of Lleida, 25003 Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: building sustainability; monitoring of experimental buildings and constructive systems; monitoring and simulation comparisons; thermal comfort; and passive and active techniques
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Prof. Dr. Heap-Yih Chong
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School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University, WA 6845, Australia.
Interests: ICT applications; green buildings; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Tuan Ngo
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Advanced Protective Technologies for Engineering Structures (APTES) Group, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: civil and structural engineering; disaster mitigation; security and protective engineering; sustainable buildings and infrastructure
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Prof. Dr. MyoungSouk Yeo
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Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, South Korea
Interests: indoor environmental quality & performance (thermal environment, air environment); energy analysis & conservation (low cost and high efficiency heating system, building energy analysis); building system (analysis for the design of HVAC system, system design and analysis of plumbing system, automatic control)
Prof. Dr. Antonio Gagliano
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Department of Engineering Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: renewable energy technologies; building energy efficiency; green roofs and facades; noise and atmospheric pollution
Prof. Dr. Vahid M. Nik
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1. Division of Building Physics, Department of Building and Environmental Technology, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
2. Division of Building Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
3. Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology, Garden Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Interests: building physics; urban physics; infrastructure physics; climate change; energy systems; statistical analysis
Prof. Dr. Junemo Koo
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Kyung Hee University, Korea
Interests: building energy analysis; heat and mass transfer; exhaust gas abatement systems
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Prof. Dr. Bernd Möller
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Department of Energy and Environmental Management, Europa-UniversitätFlensburg, 24943 Flensburg, Germany
Interests: renewable energy sources; alternative energy; district heating; geospatial information; energy planning
Prof. Dr. Hom Bahadur Rijal
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Faculty of Environmental Studies, Tokyo City University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: adaptive thermal comfort; occupant behaviour; thermal environment; energy saving; traditional vernacular building
Dr. Angelo Zarrella
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Applied Physics Section, University of Padova, Via Venezia 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: ground source heat pump systems; ground heat exchangers; numerical simulations; modeling and development; energy efficiency of building plant system; high efficiency HVAC integrated systems; combined cooling heating systems; multisource energy systems; urban modeling; renewable energy exploitation
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Dr. Vincenzo Costanzo

Struttura Didattica Speciale di Architettura – Università degli Studi di Catania. Piazza Federico di Svevia, 96100 Siracusa, Italy
Interests: sustainable buildings; building performance evaluation; passive design; thermal comfort; energy efficiency; daylighting; urban heat islands and mitigation strategies
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Prof. Dr. Ayman S. Mosallam
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Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-2175, USA
Interests: FRP composites; structural health monitoring; green buildings, sustainable repair & rehabilitation of structural systems, renewable energy
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Prof. Dr. Joon-Ho Choi
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School of Architecture, University of Southern California, 850 Bloom Walk, Watt Hall 204 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0291, USA
Interests: indoor environmental quality; human-building Integration; sustainable design; building energy efficiency; cyber-physical System; adaptive thermal comfort; Bio-sensing adaptive environmental control; Post-occupancy evaluation
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Prof. Dr. Sumin Kim
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Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul03722, Korea
Interests: building energy; building environment and materials; eco-friendly materials
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Dr. Anna Fensel
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Department of Computer Science, Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: semantic technology; knowledge graphs; explainable AI; data value chain; social web
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Prof. Dr. Umberto Berardi
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Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: energy efficiency; new materials; lighting
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Dr. John H. Scofield
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Department of Physics & Astronomy, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA
Interests: energy use in buildings and green buildings; wind and photovoltaic power; photovoltaic devices and materials
Prof. Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
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Center for Energy Informatics, Maersk Mc-Kinney Institute, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: energy informatics; digital energy transformation; energy 4.0; smart energy systems; industrial energy symbiosis
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Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Rizzo
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Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: energy and buildings; efficiency of building envelope components; environmental impacts; indoor performances of buildings; heritage buildings renovation; heritage buildings indoor physical parameters; energy efficiency of transportation systems; environmental impact of transportation systems; energy planning
Prof. Dr. Marc Medrano

Department of Computer and Industrial Engineering, Universitat de Lleida, Edifici CREA, Pere de Cabrera s/n, 25001, Lleida, Spain
Interests: energy performance; Radiative cooling; Thermal energy storage; indoor climate; zero energy buildings; HVAC systems; building simulation
Dr. Vincenzo Bianco
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DIME/TEC, Division of Thermal Energy and Environmental Conditioning, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency; energy transition; energy economics; energy policy; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Juan Gómez Romero
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Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: information fusion; knowledge representation; machine learning; energy efficiency
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Dr. Francisco Manzano Agugliaro
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Department of Engineering, University of Almeria, CeiA3, 04120 Almeria, Spain
Interests: bibliometry; renewable energy; environment; sustainability; engineering; agronomy
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Prof. Dr. Ian W. Eames
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
Interests: advanced thermally powered refrigeration cycles; hybrid absorption and adsorption and jet-pump; Thermal ice storage - freezing and melting phenomena; Desalination; Flow entrainment; experimental testing of supersonic steam-steam ejectors for process applications; jet entrainment for tunnel ventilation on flue flows; Compact film evaporators and absorbers; Modelling of thermodynamic cycles and processes
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Carlucci
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Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC), The Cyprus Institute, Konstantinou Kavafi 20, 2121, Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: building physics; indoor environmental quality; occupant behavior; building performance simulation and optimization; adaptive and responsive building components; smart buildings; zero energy/emission neighborhoods
Prof. Dr. Robert Černý
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Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: heat transport; moisture transport; energy; hygric properties; thermal properties
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Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Ascione
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; heat transfer; HVAC systems; thermal envelope; renewable technologies at the building scale; net zero-energy buildings
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Prof. Dr. Jui-Sheng (Rayson) Chou
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Distinguished Professor in Project Management, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: civil & hydraulic engineering informatics; project quantitative analytics for sustainable engineering and the built environment; decision, risk, failure analysis & disaster management
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Prof. Dr. Dionysia (Denia) Kolokotsa
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Technical University of Crete, Department of Environmental Engineering, Khania 73100, Greece
Interests: energy efficiency; built environment; energy management; sustainability; renewable energy and environment protection; power systems; building simulation
Prof. Dr. Adolfo Palombo
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: heating and cooling of buildings - thermodynamic and economic analysis of innovative air conditioning systems, numerical simulations of air conditioning and ventilating systems performance; energetics - energy saving in civil and industrial buildings, thermodynamic, economic and environmental analysis of power systems, renewable energy for civil and industrial applications; thermo-fluid-dynamics measurements - innovative flow rate measurement devices; industrial local ventilation devices
Prof. Dr. Christian Ghiaus
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Centre for Energy and Thermal Sciences of Lyon (CETHIL), National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) Lyon, 9 rue de la physique, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: heat and mass transfer, dynamic systems, building simulation, model identification, performance measurement, model predictive control, building automation
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Prof. Dr. SangHyun Lee
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Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Interests: construction engineering and management; simulation and sensing; sustainability and energy; behavior and social influence
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Prof. Dr. Per Heiselberg
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Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: energy-efficient and climate adjusted buildings; low-energy buildings; passive energy technologies (daylight, passive solar heat, natural ventilation, natural cooling); building physicsindoor climate; natural and mechanical ventilation
Prof. Dr. Christian Inard
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Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Ingénieur pour l’Environnement, Université de La Rochelle, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Interests: design of low energy buildings; indoor thermal comfort and air quality; urban microclimate modelling
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Prof. Dr. Anastasios Dounis
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Faculty of Engineering, University of West Attica, 12243 Athens, Greece
Interests: computational intelligence and evolutionary computation; fuzzy systems; fuzzy control and modelling; fuzzy cognitive maps and petri nets in decision support systems; intelligent control; time series prediction; automation systems in renewable energy resources; intelligent energy management systems and smart buildings; design and management of autonomous smart micro grids; power electronics in photovoltaic systems; control electrochromic devices; modelling and control of reverse osmosis desalination
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Prof. Dr. Paulo Santos
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030 - 788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: sustainability; thermal behaviour and energy efficiency of buildings; lightweight steel framed (LSF) construction; construction safety management; boundary elements method
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Prof. Dr. George S. Stavrakakis
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Laboratory of Circuits,Sensors and Renewable Energy Sources, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Kounoupidiana Campus, Technical University of Crete, GR73100 Chania , Crete, Greece
Interests: alternative (renewable) energy sources modeling and automation; production systems automation; decision support systems; systems safety and reliability analysis; real-time industrial processes fault monitoring and diagnosis; building energy management systems
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Prof. Dr. Moncef Krarti
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Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department, CB 428 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Interests: Evaluation of building energy efficiency technologies; Optimal design and retrofit of buildings; Controls of HVAC and lighting systems; Multi-benefit analysis of large-scale energy efficiency programs; Assessment of renewable energy systems
Prof. Dr. Jarek Kurnitski
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Tallinn University of Technology, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: nearly zero energy buildings
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Prof. Dr. Dariusz Gawin
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Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Affiliation: Department of Building Physics and Building Materials, Technical University of Lodz Al.Politechniki 6 90-924 Łódź, Poland
Interests: building energy efficiency and sustainability; durability of building materials; numerical modelling of hygro-thermal and degradation processes in porous materials
Prof. Dr. Wilmer Pasut
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Department of Environmental Science, Informatics and Statistics, University of Venice, 30172 Mestre (VE), Italy
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; co-benefits; energy flexibility; plus energy buildings; NZEB; IEQ; thermal comfort; personal comfort systems
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