Special Issue "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and their Viability under current and Future Climate Conditions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: building simulation; building energy efficiency; climate change; sustainable engineering
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The Fourth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has declared that 30 percent of anticipated emissions (within the building sector) can be prevented by 2030 with economic benefits.
Whilst the recast Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) has mandated that all new buildings should be nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) by 2020, including buildings that will undergo refurbishment/ renovations, the interpretation of how this will be implemented has been left for member states to decide. This open interpretation includes what is a NZEB, how to achieve this, how much energy input and output exactly is ‘nearly zero’ (i.e. the standard of ‘nearly zero’).
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and present innovative research results, advancements and established methodologies directed towards the improvement of building performance, occupants’ thermal comfort of buildings and the reduction of building emissions. In this context, this Special Issue aims at collecting contributions that include:
- investigate the current practices for designing NZEBs
- studies of how existing buildings can be retrofitted to achieve these standards, e.g. NZEBs
- negative implication of energy-efficient measures
- establish a method platform to discern an adequate design solution
- consider the operationality of design solutions under current and future climate conditions
- identify cost-optimal design solutions for building emissions
- develop a framework to identify which energy-efficient measures (EEMs) and scenarios have the lowest life cycle costs (LCCs)
- generate greater awareness within the built environment sector on the social, economic, and environmental importance of improving energy efficiency within buildings
- enhance and support current knowledge on building simulation
- Provide applicable knowledge and develop a framework that can contribute to the successful adoption of NZEBs or similar standards on a commercial and residential level
- climate change and its implications for building design
Lykartsis, A.; B-Jahromi, A.; and Mylona, A. (2018) Investigating risk of overheating for school buildings under extreme hot weather conditions, Advances in Energy Research, An International Journals, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2018) 65-77. Techno-Press, ISSN: 2287-6316 (Print), 2287-6324 (Online)
Rotimi, Abdulazeez; Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali; Mylona, Anastasia; Godfrey, Paulina and Cook, Darren. (2018) Optimum Size Selection of CHP Retrofitting in Existing UK Hotel Building. Journal of Sustainability, Volume 10, Issue 6, 2044, June 2018. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10062044
Salem, R; Bahadori-Jahromi, A; Mylona, A; Godfrey, P and Cook, D. (2018) Retrofit of a UK residential property to achieve nearly zero energy building standard, Advances in Environmental Research, An International Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018) 13-28, Techno-Press, ISSN: 2234-1722 (Print), 2234-1730 (Online)
Salem, R; Bahadori-Jahromi, A; Mylona, A; Godfrey, P; Cook, D. 2018. Comparison and evaluation of the potential energy, carbon emissions, and financial impacts from the incorporation of CHP and CCHP systems in existing UK hotel buildings. Energies, Vol.11, No. 5: 1219, 2018, EISSN 1996-1073 DOI:10.3390/en11051219
Rotimi, Abdulazeez; Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali; Mylona, Anastasia; Godfrey, Paulina; Cook, Darren. (2017) Estimation and Validation of Energy Consumption in UK Existing Hotel Building Using Dynamic Simulation Software. Journal of Sustainability, Volume 9, Issue 8, 1391, August 2017. doi:10.3390/su9081391
Rotimi, A., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Mylona, A., Godfrey, P. and Cook, D. (2017) Impact of cavity extract fans on the thermal and energy performance of existing UK hotel. Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability. DOI:10.1680/jensu.17.00017
Lykartsis, A.; B-Jahromi, A.; and Mylona, A. (2017) Evaluation of thermal comfort and cooling loads for a multistory building, Advances in Energy Research, An International Journals, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017) 65-77. Techno-Press, ISSN: 2287-6316 (Print), 2287-6324 (Online) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eri.2017.5.1.065
Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali; Rotimi, Abdulazeez; Mylona, Anastasia; Godfrey, Paulina; Cook, Darren. (2017) Impact of Window Films on the Overall Energy Consumption of Existing UK Hotel Buildings. Journal of Sustainability, Volume 9, Issue 5, 731-754, May 2017. doi:10.3390/su9050731
Amoako-Attah, Joseph and Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali (2016) Impact of different weather files on London detached residential building performance – deterministic, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis on CIBSE TM48 and CIBSE TM49 future weather variables using CIBSE TM52 as overheating criteria. Journal of Sustainability, Volume 8, Issue 11, Page 1194, 22nd November 2016; doi:10.3390/su8111194
Amoako-Attah, J. and B-Jahromi, A. (2015) Method-comparison analysis of dwellings temperatures in the UK. Institution of Civil Engineers Journal of Engineering Sustainability, Volume 168, Issue 1, February 2015.
Amoako-Attah, J. & B-Jahromi, A. (2014) Impact of Standard Construction Specification on Thermal Comfort in UK Dwellings. Advances in Environmental Research (AER): An International Journal of interdisciplinary research in environmental science, technology, and management 3(3); September 2014.
Dr. Ali Bahadori Jahromi
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- Energy Efficient Measures
- Life Cycle Costs
- Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings
- Building Simulation
- Building Performance