Special Issue on Building Science and Energy

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2021

Please click the link to know more about Manuscript Preparation: http://www.sjee.org/submission

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Mark Bomberg
      Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA
  • Guest Editor
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to complete the Guest Editor application.
    • David W. Yarbrough
      Professor Emeritus, Tennessee Technological University, V.President, R&D Services, Inc., Watertown, Tennessee, USA
    • Dr. Lowell E Lingo
      President, DFI Enterprises, Inc, Morrisville, New York, USA
    • Wahid Maref
      Department of Civil Engineering, University of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Umberto Berardi
      Department of Architecture, Ryerson UniversityHamed, Toronto, Canada
    • Hamed Saber
      Jubail University College, Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu, Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    • Anna Romanska-Zapala
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland
  • Introduction

    Reacting to the need for accelerated action on reducing the effect of buildings on the climate change, we will be calling for and collecting papers for a series of special issue on the next genertion of energy efficvient buildings. The first of the issues (6-7 papers) will be focused on systems integration during the retrofit (renovation, rehabilitation, environmental upgrade of existing buildings of any type, shape and character including historic buildings) with the focus on Integration of Energy and Indoor Environment in Buildings. Today, an architect looking for a technology blueprint may find 140 research projects on Horizon 2020 or 100 published by each of the leading publishers like Elsevier, MDPI, Building Automation in IEEE, Springer or Informa each written about a piece off the puzzle. With the overflow of publications, we need to give a reader a focus on new developments in a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to methods for new and retrofitting construction.
    (a)The lead editor sends to 50 – 100 selected people requests for an extended abstract (up to 500 words), or an outline of the paper. Upon receiving the abstracts. the lead and one guest editor selected to coatch the paper will reply directly to the author giving an initial focus in the preparation of the paper.
    (b)The review process goes without involvement of these editors and when the paper is approved by at least two reviewers the selected guest editor makes a proposal and the lead editor makes a final decision
    (c)The lead editor sends the paper to the special publication, if accepted, or to the standard journal evaluation if the paper is not approved to the special issue.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Energy efficiency in different climates
    2. Adaptable indoor climate
    3. Dynamic operation of buildings
    4. Controlled contribution of thermal mass
    5. Smart buildings
    6. Integrated controls for HVAC and enclosure systems
    7. Indoor environment
    8. Hybrid ventilation systems
    9. Effective thermal upgrade systems
    10. Moisture management
    11. Retrofitting of historic building

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sjee.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.