Special Issue "The Binomial IEQ – Energy Demand"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Thermal Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Boris Igor Palella
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Interests: thermal environment assessment (comfort and stress indices, thermoregulation models, subjective investigations, microclimatic measurements, software); indoor air quality (iaq); historical buildings; standardization in the field of the ergonomics of the thermal environment
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Prof. Laura Bellia
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: daylight linked controls for energy saving and visual comfort; lighting for the cultural heritage; non visual effects of lighting
Prof. Francesca Romana d’Ambrosio Alfano
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
Interests: ergonomics of the thermal environment (thermal comfort and thermal stress assessment); occupational health; building physics; Indoor Air Quality (IAQ); historical buildings, standardization
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Prof. Giuseppe Riccio
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: ergonomics of the thermal environment; indoor air quality (IAQ); microclimatic monitoring and measurement devices; building physics; historical buildings
Prof. Rosario Aniello Romano
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: sound fields in rooms for speech and music; characterization of materials for sound absorption and sound insulation; sound quality; noise control systems; thermoacoustics

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Only in recent years, the application of the human factors’ principles stated the need for rethinking the whole indoor built environment design. Indoor environments should be livable, comfortable, safe, and productive, with low energy costs, and their design has to be compliant with sustainability in a general context where the balance between man and nature is breaking. This holistic approach has changed the role of the project teams who need to be multi-disciplinary and be able to simulate energy performance of buildings and evaluate the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in an integrated design process.
To achieve a sustainable compromise in terms of IEQ and building energy requirements, several challenging questions must be answered about design, technical, engineering, psychological, and physiological issues and, finally, potential interactions among the four components of the IEQ.
This Special Issue invites scholars to contribute original research and review articles on innovative design, systems, and/or control domains that can enhance IEQ, work productivity, wellbeing in a built environment consistently with the building energy performance.

Potential research topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Building energy simulation in the context of IEQ-related issues.
  • Demand-response and smart technologies for high performing buildings
  • Ergonomics of the built environment and design of flexible spaces
  • Health, human performance and productivity in the built environment
  • Human factors
  • Physiological and psychological responses
  • IEQ in special environments (e.g. cleanrooms, transport cabinets, greenhouses, livestock houses, hospitals etc.).
  • Indoor environmental parameters (thermal, visual, aural, and olfactory comfort) in the context of energy-related issues.
  • Innovative/Sustainable design for human physiological benefits
  • Modeling
  • Mutual interactions among IEQ components (thermal visual, acoustic and IAQ)
  • NZEB
  • Occupants Inter- and Intra-Individual differences for reducing inequalities
  • Personalized comfort
  • Post-occupancy evaluation and measurement
  • Protocols to certificate/evaluate the Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Smart sensors

Prof. Boris Igor Palella
Prof. Laura Bellia
Prof. Francesca Romana d’Ambrosio Alfano
Prof. Giuseppe Riccio
Prof. Rosario Aniello Romano
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Acoustic comfort
  • Building energy simulation
  • Built environment
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy saving
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Lighting
  • Noise control
  • Sustainability
  • Thermal comfort
  • Visual comfort

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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