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Building Simulation

Building Simulation

An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Xudong Yang
Managing Editor: Jie Zeng

ISSN: 1996-3599 (print version)
ISSN: 1996-8744 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12273


Xudong Yang, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China  

Associate Editors

Yi Jiang, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (in charge of “Building Thermal, Lighting, and Acoustics Modeling” section)

Jean Lebrun, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Liege, Belgium (in charge of “Building Systems and Components” section)

Ali Malkawi, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA (in charge of “Architecture and Human Behavior” section)

Bin Zhao, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (in charge of "Indoor/Outdoor Airflow and Air Quality" section)  


Editorial Board Members

Francis Allard, University of La Rochelle, France

Godfried Augenbroe, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Hazim B. Awbi, University of Reading, UK

William P. Bahnfleth, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Umberto Berardi, Ryerson University, Canada

Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; Leuven University, Belgium

James E. Braun, Purdue University, USA

Christopher Chao, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Qingyan Chen, Purdue University, USA

Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

David Claridge, Texas A&M University, USA

Joe Clarke, University of Strathclyde, UK

Richard Corsi, The University of Texas at Austin, USA 

Lixing Gu, Florida Solar Energy Center, USA

Zhishi Guo, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Fariborz Haghighat, Concordia University, Canada

Philip Haves, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Tianzhen Hong, Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory, USA

Philip Jones, Cardiff University, UK

Ron Judkoff, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Jian Kang, University College London, UK

Shinsuke Kato, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Kwang-Woo Kim, Seoul National University, Korea

Khee Poh Lam, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Yuguo Li, The University of Hong Kong, China

John Z. Lin, City University of Hong Kong, China

John C. Little, Virginia Tech, USA

Bing Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Madjid Madjidi, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Ardeshir Mahdavi, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Akashi Mochida, Tohoku University, Japan

Jianlei Niu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Bjarne W. Olesen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Christoph Reinhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Carsten Rode, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Jeffrey Spitler, Oklahoma State University, USA

Jelena Srebric, University of Maryland, USA

Wolfram Stephan, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany

Jesús Xamán, National Center for Research and Technology Development (CENIDET), Mexico

Tengfang Xu, Pacific Gas and Electric, USA

Zhiqiang (John) Zhai, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA 

Jianshun Zhang, Syracuse University, USA

Yingxin Zhu, Tsinghua University, China


Assistant Editors

Yixing Chen, Hunan University, China

Bing Dong, Syracuse University, USA

Jianjun Xia, Tsinghua University, China

Da Yan, Tsinghua University, China

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    Building Simulation:An International Journal publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles dealing with modeling and simulation of buildings including their systems. Paper submission is solicited on:

    • Theoretical and numerical modeling of building physics including heat and mass (moisture, air pollutants) transfer, air movement, architectural lighting and sound/vibration control systems.
    • Simulation of performance of energy supply systems including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, renewable energy systems, thermal storage, district heating and cooling, combined heating and power systems.
    • Modeling health, productivity, thermal comfort of humans, fire/smoke and emergency control systems, cold/hot water supply systems, sewage systems. Simulation of building chemistry.
    • Advances in modeling including optimization, product modeling, fault detection and diagnostics, inverse models.
    • Advances in software interoperability, validation and calibration techniques.
    • Simulation tools for sustainable buildings and experiences on teaching building simulation.

    All these topics may be addressed from urban scale to microscopic scale, and for different phases during the building life cycle; from schematic design, to detailed design to construction, commissioning, operation, control and maintenance of new and existing building.

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