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Special Issue "Heat and Mass Transfer and Energy Efficiency in Building"
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: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 2027
Special Issue Editor
Interests: bio-based building materials; heat and mass transfer; building physics; energy efficiency; indoor environmental quality
Special Issue Information
The concept of green building has become a dominant trend and the public is becoming aware of the potential environmental benefits of this alternative to conventional construction. A new emerging field focused on the study of bio-based buildings is becoming the subject of several studies in order to understand and characterize their hygrothermal behavior and to reducing energy consumption and CO2 footprint while keeping acceptable hygrothermal comfort to occupants.
However, investigating the relative humidity variations and neglecting it may lead, in some circumstances, to underestimate the risk of condensation and mold growth cold indoor surfaces and thus leads to the deterioration of the material and alteration of the thermal resistance of the envelope. The understanding of the overall hygrothermal behavior of building appears to be incomplete and additional investigations are required.
This current Special Issue aims to collect the last findings in specific laboratory or in situ experimental studies or modeling data at different scales and building topics based on hygrothermal behavior effects for better understand the complex physics of coupled heat, air and mass transfers. These data can be however help in view of enhances knowledge in the field building design and provide useful data for more sustainable and energy-saving buildings.
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Dr. Mourad Rahim
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 submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue 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.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- in-situ monitoring of hygrothermal behavior of building envelope
- modelisation of hygrothermal behavior of building in various conditions
- investigation on the hygrothermal behavior of a new multilayer building envelope
- hygrothermal behavior and moisture buffer potential
- mould growth and risk assessment for emerging bio-based envelopes
- sustainable hugroscopic material construction case studies
- analyses for prediction of building hygrothermal performance
- sustainable design and green buildings
- lightweight construction