Special Issue "Selected Papers from BS2019 – Building Simulation"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Buildings".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Corrado Website E-Mail
Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino 10129, Italy
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Enrico Fabrizio Website E-Mail
Dipartimento Energia (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: energy simulation of buildings; sustainable building

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Building Simulation Conference is the premier international event in the field of building performance simulation. The 17th Building Simulation Conference is held in Rome in 2019 and is dedicated to the latest advancements on the building simulation, validation, interpretation of results and teaching.

The role of building simulation is of the foremost importance to meet the requirements of energy efficient and high performance design of buildings, to evaluate the level of sustainability of buildings and settlements and to carry out some post-construction activities in continuous commissioning or energy refurbishment contexts. Applications of building simulation are not limited to the design calculations (e.g. thermal loads), but include the prediction of the building performance in actual operating conditions, as well as the forecast of thermal and visual comfort conditions.

At the same time, even though spreading in the professional practice, the research challenges of building simulation are continuously expanding since the complexity of models and optimization techniques require more computational power and new simulation tool.

Among the topics of the BS 2019 Conference, this special issue addresses the following ones:

  • Commissioning and control
  • Developments in simulation
  • Education
  • Simulation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Simulation of the human behaviour
  • New software development
  • Optimization
  • Simulation to support regulations
  • Simulation vs reality
  • Validation, calibration and uncertainty
  • Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB)

Submissions are invited from the conference papers that will be accepted and presented at the Conference. The selection of conference papers to be invited to contribute to this special issue will be done from the Scientific Committee of the Conference.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Corrado
Prof. Dr. Enrico Fabrizio
Guest Editors

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. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 simulation
  • validation
  • calibration
  • energy efficiency in buildings
  • districts
  • load profiles
  • real time simulation
  • education
  • HVAC
  • human behaviour
  • optimization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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