Special Issue "Buildings Integration of Renewable and Smart Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2020.
Interests: His research interests are mainly focused on sustainability and integration of energy systems and energy, environmental and legal metrology issues. In particular, his research activity deals with: (i) energetic ed environmental diagnosis; (ii) thermal comfort and stress measurement with reference to instrumentation calibration; (iii) strategic planning, design and development social, territorial, and productive systems; (iv) fluid–dynamic energetic issues of mechanical control systems for local aspiration, energy efficiency, and environmental control; (v) buildings integration of renewable energy systems; (vi) air humidity measurement, temperature measurement, pressure and flow rate measurement, energy flows measurements; (vii) measurement uncertainty estimation, design of experiments, and simulation of measurement instruments; lighting system; loads and storage management; building automation
Interests: Research in recent years has focused on the issues related to energy and environmental planning, diagnostic methods and techniques for mitigating environmental impacts, including the light and the acoustic one. He also studied issues related to the use and integration of renewable energy sources in buildings and urban bounded contexts, carrying out studies and experiments related to the physics of buildings, building and environmental acoustics, environmental comfort issues and the conservation of cultural heritage beyond that technical and economic feasibility studies of industrial cogeneration systems
In recent years, several new components and systems for renewable energy and smart buildings have been developed for different purposes: (i) long-term climate and sustainability goals; (ii) space optimization; (iii) distributed local energy production; (iv) energy independence, and (v) energy efficiency improvement. Today, the attention of designers and service providers is not only focused on energy efficiency technologies, but increasingly on their usability in terms of integration with the building. In particular, meaningful efforts are made toward the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) with different technical elements of the building envelope such as roofs, façades, and frames, at least from a functional point of view. Then, the integration aspects must be carefully taken into account for the different parts of the building system, and a comparative study of thermodynamic advantages/disadvantages coming from different building integration solutions has been carried out.
The proposed Special Issue aims to investigate: (i) new smart and renewable integrated technologies; (ii) analysis of the integration impact on the renewable energy system performance (e.g., installation, exposition, color, reshape), on the functionality of the building itself (in terms of reliability, flexibility, etc.) and on architectural features (e.g., identity, proportions, coherence with the urban context); and (iv) cases studies of smart and renewable energy systems integration with particular reference to functional components of the building system.
Prof. Dr. Marco Dell'Isola
Prof. Andrea Frattolillo
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- smart building integration
- renewable energy sources integration
- glazed balconies and solar walls
- building automation and control systems
- energy systems efficiency
- lighting system
- loads and storage management
- building automation