Special Issue "Energy Performance in Buildings and Quality of Life"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: building energy performance; thermal comfort; energy poverty; heritage building; indoor and outdoor microclimate
The field of research concerning building energy performance (BEP) encompasses a variety of issues: BEP and building typologies (e.g., schools, dwellings, social housing, heritage, etc.); the relationships between BEP and energy monitoring, energy consumption, and architectural design; and the impact of specific building techniques or materials on BEP.
In this Special Issue, we are highlighting the relationship between BEP and quality of life in terms of comfort (thermal comfort and IAQ), architectural design, and household smartness (smart building, smart monitoring, or smart metering, following UE Directive 844/2018), as well as the reduction of energy poverty and the impact of buildings on the environment and global warming.
Although the above list provides examples of specific topics of interest, our aim is, more broadly, to collect papers discussing the role of BEP in quality of life improvement. We look forward to your contributions.
Prof. Kristian Fabbri
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Building energy performance
- Thermal comfort
- Quality of life
- Smart building
- Energy poverty