Special Issue "Procedures and Methodologies for the Control and Improvement of Energy-Environmental Quality in Construction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Francesco Mancini
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Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Flaminia 72, 00196 Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 06 49919172; Fax: +39 06 49919171
Interests: building physics; building services engineering; building simulation; renewable energy technologies; indoor environmental quality; thermal and acoustic comfort; energy efficiency; zero energy buildings
Dr. Benedetto Nastasi
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Guest Editor
Department of Planning, Design & Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Flaminia 72, 00196 Rome, Italy
Interests: building physics; building services engineering; building simulation; renewable energy technologies; indoor environmental quality; open data & energy analytics; energy efficiency; zero energy buildings; Power-To-X Solutions; Buildings, District and National Energy Systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The energy and environmental performance of buildings is of primary interest, since the building sector is responsible for a large amount of energy consumption and related emissions. Building renovation to improve the above-mentioned performance as well as ensuring a better built environment is crucial.

For this purpose, “Procedures and Methodologies for the Control and Improvement of Energy-Environmental Quality in Construction” require reliability, robustness, and easy adoption at a building and an urban scale.

This Special Issue aims at providing the state-of-the-art on procedures and methodologies developed to improve energy and environmental performance through building renovation.

Building physics experts, building technology researchers, and urban environment scholars are warmly invited to contribute to this Special Issue by sharing their original works in the field.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Mancini
Dr. Benedetto Nastasi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Thermal and acoustic comfort
  • Simulation and experiments
  • Performance assessment
  • Building renovation
  • Sustainable cities

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Group Layout Pattern and Outdoor Wind Environment of Enclosed Office Buildings in Hangzhou
Energies 2020, 13(2), 406; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13020406 - 14 Jan 2020
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This paper presents a study of the effects of wind-induced airflow through the urban built layout pattern using statistical analysis. This study investigates the association between typically enclosed office building layout patterns and the wind environment. First of all, this study establishes an [...] Read more.
This paper presents a study of the effects of wind-induced airflow through the urban built layout pattern using statistical analysis. This study investigates the association between typically enclosed office building layout patterns and the wind environment. First of all, this study establishes an ideal site model of 200 m × 200 m and obtains four typical multi-story enclosed office building group layouts, namely the multi-yard parallel opening, the multi-yard returning shape opening, the overall courtyard parallel opening, and the overall courtyard returning shape opening. Then, the natural ventilation performance of different building morphologies is further evaluated via the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software Phoenics. This study compares wind speed distribution at an outdoor pedestrian height (1.5 m). Finally, the natural ventilation performance corresponding to the four layout forms is obtained, which showed that the outdoor wind environment of the multi-yard type is more comfortable than the overall courtyard type, and the degree of enclosure of the building group is related to the advantages and disadvantages of the outdoor wind environment. The quantitative relevance between building layout and wind environment is examined, according to which the results of an ameliorated layout proposal are presented and assessed by Phoenics. This research could provide a method to create a livable urban wind environment. Full article
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