Special Issue "Energy Performance and Indoor Climate Analysis in Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
This Special Issue is dedicated to energy performance, HVAC and other technical systems, and indoor climate analyses in buildings. Articles dealing with new, low energy and nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB) are especially welcomed. On the background of this issue are NZEB requirements recently established and soon taken into use in all EU Member States, as well as similar developments in Japan, US and other countries. NZEB definitions, system boundaries, performance levels and energy calculation input data show no consensus at a European level, indicating a need for benchmarking for future harmonization in the common market. Therefore, it is difficult to understand which countries have set stringent requirements leading to best possible energy performances. Climate differences provide an additional challenge. Revised EPBD directives stress that specification of adequate ventilation and comfort levels is the responsibility of Member States, which calls for comparative analyses how indoor environmental quality (IEQ) criteria is set nationally and how good IEQ is achieved in practice in new high performance buildings. Benchmarking, assessment of technical solutions needed for NZEB, performance analyses and energy flexibility measures in the context of new smart readiness indicators are some examples of topics that are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Jarek Kurnitski
Dr. Martin Thalfeldt
Dr. Andrea Ferrantelli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy performance
- HVAC systems
- indoor climate
- nearly zero energy buildings