Advances in Civil Engineering

New and Advanced Materials and Technologies in Ultralow-Energy Buildings


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1Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Republic of Korea

2University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

3University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

4Ball State University, Muncie, USA


New and Advanced Materials and Technologies in Ultralow-Energy Buildings

Description

The building sector is one of the largest contributors to energy consumption worldwide, representing 32% of the total energy consumption in the world and accounting for 60% of the world’s electricity. Thus, there have been significant efforts to reduce energy consumption in buildings. The ultralow-energy building is one successful approach to reducing carbon emissions in the building sector with growing interest worldwide. The principle of the ultralow-energy building emphasizes passive building design and the high performance heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Typical features include superinsulation, airtightness envelopes, daylighting, high-performance windows, energy efficient HVAC, and electrical lighting, which impose significant technical challenges. For example, a low heat transfer coefficient of passive building design, typically in the 0.10 to 0.15 W/(m2K) range, requires new and advanced materials for insulation. The realization of zero energy buildings has sparked innovations in HVAC systems by applying new materials and technologies. New materials and technologies are indispensable for high performance windows because they require both a low thermal transmittance and a high total solar transmittance.

Therefore, the development of new and advanced materials and technologies is a prerequisite to the wide spread of the ultralow-energy buildings. Also, the unique indoor environment of the ultralow-energy building has large implications for occupant comfort and energy performance simulation and modelling. The main aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for wide range professions to understand and discuss the major challenges and recent advancements in materials and technologies in the ultralow-energy building. This special issue welcomes original research articles as well as review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New and advanced materials and technologies for the ultralow-energy building
  • Integration of new materials and technologies into the ultralow-energy building
  • Composites and materials for superinsulation and high performance windows
  • New challenges in high performance windows and HVAC systems
  • Advances in materials and technologies in daylighting and electrical lighting
  • Energy and environmental performances of the ultralow-energy building
  • Recent achievements in the design and performance evaluation of the ultralow-energy building
  • New findings on occupant comforts and energy performance modelling

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3481364
  • - Editorial

New and Advanced Materials and Technologies in Ultralow-Energy Buildings

G. Y. Yun | A. Kwok | ... | W. T. Grondzik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4928746
  • - Research Article

Improved Thermally Activated Building System Design Method Considering Integration of Air Systems

Woong June Chung | Jae-Han Lim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1780809
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Window Components Affecting U-Value Using Thermal Transmittance Test Results and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis

Sang-Tae No | Jun-Sik Seo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9102391
  • - Research Article

Energy Performance Evaluation and Economic Analysis of Insulation Materials of Office Building in Korea

Bo-Eun Choi | Ji-Hyun Shin | ... | Young-Hum Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7867128
  • - Research Article

Comparison Evaluations of VRF and RTU Systems Performance on Flexible Research Platform

Je-hyeon Lee | Piljae Im | ... | Young-hak Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2646103
  • - Research Article

Thermal Performance Test of a Phase-Change-Material Cool Roof System by a Scaled Model

Suk Goo Yoon | Young Kwon Yang | ... | Jin Chul Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2028065
  • - Research Article

Development and Performance Evaluation of Light Shelves Using Width-Adjustable Reflectors

Heangwoo Lee | Seonghyun Park | Janghoo Seo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4726326
  • - Research Article

Examination of Environmental Factors Influencing the Emission Rates of Semivolatile Organic Compounds

Sunwoo Lee | Janghoo Seo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7139196
  • - Research Article

A Hierarchy of Architectural Design Elements for Energy Saving of Tower Buildings in Korea Using Green BIM Simulation

Kweonhyoung Lee | Seungyeon Choo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4878021
  • - Research Article

Development of Regression Models considering Time-Lag and Aerosols for Predicting Heating Loads in Buildings

Hong Soo Lim | Gon Kim
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