Special Issue "Airtightness and Controllable Natural Ventilation for Buildings: Challenges and Trends"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 25193
Interests: Natural ventilation and airtightness; Energy efficiency; Thermal comfort; Hygrothermal performance of buildings; Smart buildings and occupant behaviour; Durability of buildings and components
2. Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, School of Technology and Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Campus Politécnico de Repeses, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
Interests: natural ventilation and airtightness; energy efficiency; thermal comfort; indoor environmental quality; infrared thermography and in situ testing of buildings or building components; heat, air and moisture transfer in buildings or building components; building simulation; multi-objective optimization
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Combining the concerns regarding the airtightness and natural ventilation of buildings, their energy performance and indoor air quality remains a challenge for the technical and scientific community. The climatic diversity of potential building locations adds an additional layer of complexity to the problem.
Innovation in materials and constructive solutions is an excellent opportunity to be taken advantage of, but aspects related to the occupants' behaviour and their expectations in terms of thermal comfort cannot be forgotten.
This Special Issue aims at stimulating the exchange of ideas and knowledge on the airtightness and controllable natural ventilation of buildings. To this purpose, original contributions containing theoretical and experimental research, case studies or a comprehensive state of art discussion are welcome for possible publication. Relevant topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to the following:
- Airtightness in buildings with natural ventilation
- Implementation of natural ventilation strategies
- New materials and constructive solutions
- Smart control of natural ventilation
- Natural ventilation and occupant behaviour
- Natural ventilation and thermal comfort
- Natural ventilation and energy efficiency
Dr. Nuno M. M. Ramos
Dr. Ricardo M. S. F. Almeida
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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Natural ventilation
- Smart ventilation
- Energy efficiency
- Ventilation cooling