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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2023, 4(1): 011101.
Paper No: JESBC-22-1022
Published Online: January 24, 2023
...AbdlMonem H. Beitelmal; Jorge E. Gonzalez-Cruz; Christos Fountoukis Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) hosted a workshop entitled “Impact of Sustainable Buildings in Arid Environment on the Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality,” held in Doha, Qatar, on May 17–19, 2022, co-funded...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2022, 3(2): 024502.
Paper No: JESBC-22-1008
Published Online: August 17, 2022
... , Y. , Lu , F. , Ma , R. , Yuan , Y. , Shan , M. , and Yang , X. , 2022 , “ Pollutant Emission Performances of Improved Solid Fuel Heating Stoves and Future Implications in Rural China ,” Energ. Build. , 257 , p. 111810 . 10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111810 [2] Valdez...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2021, 2(4): 044501.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1033
Published Online: December 2, 2021
...Qurat Faiz; Jorge E. González Air temperature and humidity affect human comfort and health in warm and humid climates, and consequently energy demands from buildings to maintain indoor comfort levels. An effective way to measure the overall effect of temperature and humidity on human comfort...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2021, 2(4): 041003.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1027
Published Online: October 26, 2021
... Reference Al Horr et al. [ 49 ] Allen et al. [ 40 ] Awada et al. [ 50 ] Evans [ 45 ] Altomonte et al. [ 51 ] Thermal comfort and moisture X X X X IAQ and ventilation X X X X Lighting and daylighting X X X X X Noise and acoustics X X X X X Building design (layout...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 034501.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1011
Published Online: August 4, 2021
...Praveen Cheekatamarla; Vishaldeep Sharma; Bo Shen Economic and population growth is leading to increased energy demand across all sectors—buildings, transportation, and industry. Adoption of new energy consumers such as electric vehicles could further increase this growth. Sensible utilization...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 031002.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1002
Published Online: July 14, 2021
... community using Phoenix, Arizona, as a primary location for weather and utility inputs. A baseline home is established using International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2018 code requirements. Three occupancy levels are evaluated in BEopt to provide diversity in the community’s building stock. The loads...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 031001.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1005
Published Online: June 28, 2021
... identification algorithm from our prior work that periodically re-learns building dynamics and unmeasured internal heat loads from data without requiring re-tuning by experts. The estimated model is guaranteed to be stable and has desirable physical properties irrespective of the data; (ii) an MPC planner...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2021, 2(1): 011005.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1020
Published Online: February 8, 2021
...Marin Vratonjic; Ali Rahmatmand; Feras Marish; Pierre Sullivan To reduce the environmental impact and cost, energy and water consumption of multi-resident buildings should be improved while ensuring resident comfort. Inefficient mixing of hot and cold-water streams and a non-optimal domestic hot...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2021, 2(1): 011004.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1021
Published Online: February 1, 2021
... is changed. Some minor differences exist due to the different HVAC models used; the rest of the simulation setup is basically the same. However, the manipulated variables are different because of the fact that we have changed the model. Therefore, we would again build a rank order list of the training data...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041006.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1023
Published Online: December 2, 2020
...Rawad El Kontar; Xin Jin Optimizing the placement of photovoltaic (PV) panels on residential buildings has the potential to significantly increase energy efficiency benefits to both homeowners and communities. Strategic PV placement can lower electricity costs by reducing the electricity fed from...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041004.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1024
Published Online: November 23, 2020
... hybrid systems that meet the energy demand of non-electrified and electrified districts. The analysis indicates that the implementation of common and proven EEMs to all the district buildings can reduce its annual energy consumption and CO 2 emissions by 13% and 13.8%, respectively. These EEMs...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041002.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1018
Published Online: October 21, 2020
...Ammar H. A. Dehwah; Moncef Krarti Switchable building envelope systems, including passive and active systems, have recently seen an increase interest in the literature. Unlike static insulation, switchable insulation systems (SISs) have the ability to adjust the thermal properties of envelope...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2020, 1(3): 031005.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1015
Published Online: September 9, 2020
..., and UHI. The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, coupled with a multilayer building environment parameterization and building energy model (BEP–BEM), is used to perform this analysis. The BEP–BEM schemes are modified to account for partial AC use and used to analyze current and full AC adoption...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2020, 1(3): 031004.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1010
Published Online: September 3, 2020
... storms was observed, but the intensity of the storms is projected to be higher than during the historical period. These changes in extreme wind events could have serious implications for NYC in terms of urban planning, potential power outages, transportation disruptions, impacts on building structures...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2020, 1(2): 021006.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1113
Published Online: May 13, 2020
... : = { h 1 , h 2 , … , h H } participating in the DSM program, each of the homes are connected to a bus in the distribution network, and it has a energy supply contract with a unique energy retail company. Furthermore, each end-user h ∈ H has a home or building EM system...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2020, 1(2): 021001.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1150
Published Online: March 12, 2020
...) impacts on the heating and cooling energy demand of buildings, and on the surrounding urban climate. The adverse consequences can be compounded if PV is installed on top of an otherwise highly reflective (“white”) rooftop. This study investigates these impacts on a test building in Tempe, AZ, by directly...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2020, 1(2): 024501.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1157
Published Online: March 12, 2020
...Khuram Pervez Amber; Muhammad Waqar Aslam; Anila Kousar; Muhammad Sajid Khan; Ghulam Qadir Chaudhary; Muhammad Amar Energy usage intensity (EUI, kWh/m 2 /year) of a building category helps energy managers and building owners in evaluating the energy performance of their buildings. Banks are energy...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011007.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1134
Published Online: January 14, 2020
... to this challenge, where the demand can be controlled to follow energy supply, rather than the conventional way of controlling energy supply to follow demand. Recent research has shown that electric building climate control systems like heat pumps can provide this demand flexibility by effectively storing energy...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011004.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1015
Published Online: November 16, 2019
... by improving heat balances by using efficient building envelope technologies, passive systems, and demand side management strategies. In this study, we explore city-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) planning integrating information on climate, building parameters and energy models, and electrical system...