Indoor Environment and Thermal Comfort: Healthy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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 December 2024 | Viewed by 72

Special Issue Editors

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1. School of Architecture and Art, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2. Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Low Carbon Healthy Building, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: thermal comfort; cognitive performance; thermal adaption; thermal environment

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School of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: thermal comfort; intelligent control method for air conditioners
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A comfortable indoor environment can enhance occupants’ health, comfort, and productivity. With global warming and the shortage of traditional energy sources, relevant theoretical science surrounding human thermal comfort has undertaken a new challenge for developing healthy and low-carbon buildings. Firstly, thermal comfort levels perceived by occupants are notably different due to various influencing factors, including thermal experience, clothing, climate regions, individuals, building technology, and so on. Knowing how to construct a widely applicable thermal comfort evaluation model is an important issue that needs exploring before it is applied. Secondly, the construction of comfortable indoor environments is closely associated with building energy consumption. Understanding how to realize a low-carbon, comfortable, and healthy building is another important issue.

This Special Issue in Buildings, “Indoor Environment and Thermal Comfort: Healthy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability”, welcomes excellent original contributions and high-impact works, with the goals of conducting thermal comfort research in special climate regions and promoting energy conservation.

Prof. Dr. Weiwei Liu
Dr. Xiaoyu Tian
Guest Editors

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  • thermal comfort
  • heat stress
  • building energy
  • built environment
  • sustainability
  • building technology

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