Special Issue "Advances in Materials, Technologies and Controls for Sustainable Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2022) | Viewed by 3261
Interests: occupant behavior and comfort; building energy and environmental performance; performance prediction and control; IoT-based building control; deep learning for buildings; urban heat islands; climate change; architectural lighting; renewable energy
Interests: future cities; IOT/AR/VR; digital twin; smart design; human behavior
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Providing comfortable indoor conditions is a primary function of buildings, and a large amount of energy is consumed to maintain indoor comfort conditions. For example, the building sector accounts for about 30% of the total energy consumption in the world. Therefore, there have been large efforts to reduce energy consumption by developing new materials and technologies for buildings. They include advances in passive measures (e.g., superinsulation, airtightness envelopes, high-performance windows, daylight harvesting systems, phase change materials, etc.) and active systems (e.g., energy-efficient heating, ventilating, and air-conditions systems; on-site renewable energy generation; innovative electrical lighting; energy storage systems; etc.). New materials and technologies are indispensable for the design and operation of sustainable buildings which are energy efficient without sacrificing occupant comfort.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for a wide range of professionals to understand and discuss the major challenges and recent advancements in materials and technologies in sustainable buildings.
Prof. Geun Young Yun
Prof. Dr. Seung Hyun Cha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Advances in materials and technologies in natural and electrical lighting
- New and advanced materials and technologies in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems
- Energy storage systems including phase change materials and batteries
- Modelling of advanced materials and technologies in buildings
- New challenges in the design of sustainable buildings
- Advanced control for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems
- New findings on occupant comforts and energy performance in buildings
- Advances in on-site renewable energy generation
- Advances in air-tightness modelling and measurement in buildings.