Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environment Quality
González Lezcano, Roberto Alonso (editor)
This Special Issue addresses a topic of great relevance. In developed countries, there is a higher prevalence of people choosing to spend time indoors. Data show that the time a person spends at home ranges from 60% to 90% of the day, and 30% of that time is spent sleeping, though this varies depending on the individual. Taking into account these data, indoor residential environments have a direct influence on human health. Furthermore, in developing countries, significant levels of indoor pollution make housing unsafe, impacting the health of its inhabitants. Housing is therefore a key health factor for people all over the world: various parameters such as air quality, ventilation, hygrothermal comfort, lighting, physical environment, and building efficiency can contribute to healthy architecture; poor application of these parameters can result in conditions that negatively impact health.
Keywordsgappy proper orthogonal decomposition; sparse sensor observations; contaminant distribution; reconstruction; CFD; energy efficiency; data envelopment analysis; literature review; future research; weather data; calibration; sensors; energy simulation; sensors saving; methodology; Building Energy Models (BEMs); water flow glazing; dynamic building envelope; life cycle assessment; building integrated PV panels; levelized cost of energy; daylighting; circadian lighting; indoor lighting; dopamine; myopia; self-renovation; habits and comfort; sustainable building material; cultural heritage buildings; ventilation; CFD analysis; archaeology; architecture; native American Indians; traditional architecture; vernacular architecture; indoor air quality; COVID-19; educational buildings; air purifier; airborne transmission; particulate matter; dust pollution; IAQ; indoor–outdoor concentration ratio; penetration factor; air quality control
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Technology: general issues