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Topical Collection "ZEMCH International Research Series"

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Prof. Dr. Haşim Altan
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Department of Architecture, Faculty of Design, Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design, Girne 9935, Cyprus
Interests: building performance and simulation; indoor environmental quality; passive design; sustainable architecture; architectural engineering; urban regeneration; building information modelling; healthy buildings
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Prof. Dr. Shaila Bantanur
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Department of Architecture, BMS School of Architecture, Bengaluru 560064, India
Interests: traditional housing; socio-economic sustainability; sustainable built environment; habitat design; building performance evaluation; energy efficient building
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Prof. Dr. Carlos Torres Formoso
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Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040-060, Brazil
Interests: mass customisation; lean construction; design management; BIM; social housing development; healthcare projects
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Frattari
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Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, 38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: building automation; ecological design; universal design; smart home; vernacular architecture; wooden architecture; life cycle assessment
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Dr. Arman Hashemi
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School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, London E16 2RD, UK
Interests: building performance evaluation/simulation; intelligent facdes; indoor air quality; thermal comfort; sustainable housing; modern methods of construction
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Prof. Dr. Jun-Tae Kim
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Department of Architectural Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan 1123-254, Korea
Interests: building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV); solar photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) system; building energy conservation; vacuum insulation material
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Dr. Masa Noguchi
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Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, 757 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: ZEMCH Network; zero energy mass custom home design engineering; environmental experience design analysis; mass personalisation; machine learning; value analysis; vertical subdivision plug-in housing system
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Dr. John Odhiambo Onyango
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School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Interests: green architecture; emerging technologies and material; sustainable environment; green building performance measurement; thermal comfort; indoor air quality; dementia care facilities; climate change adaptation; community engagement
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Prof. Dr. Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul
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Architectural Engineering Department, College of Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Interests: human factors in the built environment; green architecture; high performance architecture; building occupant behaviour and energy; retrofitting; resilience
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Prof. Dr. Sara Jane Wilkinson
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School of Built Environment, Faculty of Desgin Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: building sustainability; retrofit; adaptive reuse
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

In response to growing global warming issues and the constant increase in energy prices, housing suppliers today have become more responsible for the delivery of net zero energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission homes than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns caused mental stress, depressive conditions, and economic issues to many individuals and families. Sustainable housing design today is encountering complex challenges with the requirement to improve not only the physical performance and affordability of the built environments but also humans’ mental health and wellbeing. Housing is indeed a system of energy and environment, and it needs to accommodate societal and individual needs, desires, and expectations for healthy, comfortable, and affordable domestic living environments over the lifespan. To meet the dynamic diverse challenges, the global ZEMCH R&D movement has been launched. ZEMCH is an acronym meaning “Zero Energy Mass Custom Home” that reflects the social, economic, environmental, and human dimensions of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

This MDPI Sustainability Topical Collection Special Issue titled “ZEMCH International Research Series” aims to serve as a global depository of multidisciplinary technical knowledge required for ZEMCH delivery in developed and developing countries. The topics of this collection can be highlighted as follows:

  1. Zero energy housing and community development
  2. Humanitarian community planning for sustainability
  3. Social sustainability in the built environment
  4. Economic sustainability in the built environment
  5. Environmental sustainability in the built environment
  6. Human sustainability in the built environment
  7. Sustainable housing design science and engineering
  8. Sustainable community design science and engineering
  9. Industrialization of sustainable housing
  10. Mass customization in housing
  11. Mass personalization in housing
  12. Renewable energy innovation

Prof. Dr. Haşim Altan
Prof. Dr. Shaila Bantanur
Prof. Dr. Carlos Torres Formoso
Prof. Dr. Antonio Frattari
Dr. Arman Hashemi
Prof. Dr. Jun-Tae Kim
Dr. Masa Noguchi
Dr. John Odhiambo Onyango
Prof. Dr. Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul
Prof. Dr. Sara Jane Wilkinson
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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Keywords

  • energy efficiency in buildings
  • environmental sustainability policy and economy
  • building performance evaluation/simulation
  • sustainable urban regeneration
  • prefabrication and IT
  • low/zero energy affordable housing and construction
  • user behaviour and BIM
  • environmental experience design
  • design data analytics
  • renewable energy and technology
  • mass customisation and personalisation
  • sustainable housing development
  • inclusive design for ageing and diversity
  • humanitarian design and engineering

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