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Indoor Environment is a specialty section within the Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering journal. The aim of this new section is to publish research and review articles in the field of indoor environment related to heating and cooling of buildings and the environmental control systems used in them.
Buildings often account for the largest part of a country’s energy usage which is still mainly based on fossil fuels. There is a great emphasis on reducing the reliance of buildings on fossil fuel energy and a move towards Nearly Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB) globally. This requires a major shift in the way buildings and their integrated heating, cooling and ventilation systems are designed, operated and maintained. Achieving this goal will require a rethink of the traditional designs of and types of systems currently in use. More reliance on building-integrated renewable energy systems, advanced building and system simulation tools, and their integration with Building Information Modelling (BIM) during the design and construction phases of a building project is needed for achieving strict targets for building energy performance. Our section focuses on publishing papers that address these challenging issues.
A range of topics will be encompassed and the section invites original articles in the areas of: human thermal comfort, low energy buildings and human health, indoor air quality, urban environment, airflow modelling, ventilation and air-distribution systems, refrigeration and cooling systems, renewable energy systems for buildings, intelligent building controls, building energy modelling, building information modelling, urban environment, and day-lighting and electric lighting systems.
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Indoor Environment welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Indoor Environment, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Indoor Environment will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Built Environment and Mechanical Engineering.
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