Adaptive Building Services Design and Control in the Climate Change emergency

Submission deadline date: 31 December 2024


During the last ten years a change in the Climate patterns is consistently evidenced by the meteorological data collected from the plethora of sources available. A significant increment in the magnitude and variety of changes in the boundary conditions that affect the built environment should be reflected in a change in the way we design and control our building systems. These changes affect each and every one of the Sustainable Development Goals that we aim to meet as a society facing the future.

This Special Issue aims to increase visibility and knowledge to resiliently adapt for changes to come and participate in reducing the impact of building and control systems in the environment, societal, and economical impact of climate change in the decades to come. In response to increasing legislative pressures and a further need to keep indoor and outdoor conditions balanced in an ever changing climate, calls for environmental responsibility, and need to meet changing customer preferences, we need to apply our knowledge and technologies such as extended reality, Human-assisted AI, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) to achieve an lifecycle and sustainable approach to the built environment systems, including such as of data centres, urban microclimates and the ageing housing stock.

The focus of this special issue is to show current research on solutions for sustainable building energy systems performance, simulation, and design to allow the grow of circularity and LCA approach to these highly impacting part of our built environment. Aspects as design, manufacturing, reuse, repurpose, AI supported solutions to problems dealt with simulations until now and how the upcome of this developing technology will support the sector in devising the solutions for an ever changing, ever challenging for keeping the indoor conditions at optimal level while minimizing the impact in the environment, economy, and social sustainability.

List of topic areas

This special issue invites diverse types of submissions, such as original research papers, case studies, comparative studies, conceptual papers, and literature reviews, covering topics related to but not limited to:

  • Circular economy
  • Intelligent, Smart design, and development of building services
  • Modelling, simulation, and control of building services
  • Design optimization methods such as topology optimization, size and use optimization in the climate change era
  • Design for heterogeneous building systems using legacy and IOT supported systems for adaptive buildings
  • Sustainable system design and development in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Adaptive Energy system design
  • Passive adaptive mechanical systems
  • Reuse and repurpose of legacy building services
  • Challenges for users in the heat pumps, dampness, and other traditional energy systems
  • Heat island and the effect on the conditions demand
  • Dampness and unbalanced hydrothermal conditions in the non-resilient housing sector
  • Energy poverty and social
  • Smart Energy distributed systems in coordination with the DSOs, TNOs and demand side management
  • Reassessment of user behavior and needs in demand focused on inclusiveness of diverse and inclusive populations
  • AR/VR/MR and IOT in the building systems
  • Human assisted AI for building services
  • Sustainability analytics and Sustainable energy systems
  • Design for recycling, remanufacturing, and reuse of existing building services
  • CAD integration of sustainable design methods and techniques
  • Industrial ecology in design, manufacturing, and automation
  • Human-centric comfort conditions in the era of the Climate Emergency
  • Nature and bio-inspired Intelligent techniques for Sustainable Building Services
  • Product Design Integration in Virtual Manufacturing / Cyber Manufacturing / Digital Manufacturing
  • Robotic Enabled building services
  • Cyber-Physical system in Intelligent Buildings

Submissions Information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available here.

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. For additional support, please see the Author Training provided by Clarivate.

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to "Please select the issue you are submitting to".

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal. Please note: Submissions open in July 2024.

Key deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 1st July, 2024

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 31st December, 2024

Email for submissions: [email protected]