Special Issue "Recent Developments in Building Physics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Robert Černý
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Guest Editor
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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Dr. Jan Kočí
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: computer modeling of simultaneous heat; moisture and salt transfer in building materials; the use of evolutionary algorithms within the inverse analysis of transport phenomena in building materials;

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Building physics is a multidisciplinary science that has been rapidly developing in last few decades. Since buildings have enormous impact on the global environment and both renewable and non-renewable resources, they have come under strict control and regulation in many ways. The most discussed topics in recent times have been the effect of buildings on the global environment, which includes buildings’ energy efficiency, CO2 production, life-cycle assessment, effect on climate change, etc. Additionally, the effect of buildings on human health has been frequently discussed on many levels. With growing technologies and developments in the industrial sector, building physics also comprises new materials, building components, building envelope systems, interactions with building services, smart buildings or grid-connected buildings, and many others.

As a conclusion from all of the above, it is obvious that building physics will remain a very important discipline in the future. It should also appear obvious that researchers need to cooperate not only with experts from adjacent technological areas but also with experts from completely different fields. In order to succeed in making energy-efficient and fail-proof buildings with good indoor environments, more innovations in the building industry will be needed. In this respect, advances in building physics will not be possible without cooperation between the scientific and industrial sectors.

This Special Issue was established in order to face the growing challenges arising from demands in the field of building physics with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and stimulating an innovative culture in the building sector. Therefore, the Special Issue aims at providing recent developments in any field of building physics, covering a wide range of scientific topics that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Building materials and components;
  • Building envelope systems;
  • Indoor climate and human comfort;
  • Energy performance;
  • Environmental impact and damage assessment;
  • Life-cycle assessment;
  • Retrofit and conservation of buildings.

Prof. Robert Černý
Dr. Jan Kočí
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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