Energy and Buildings for a special issue on Algorithm and Intelligence for Optimizing Urban/ Building Morphology
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 结构与建筑技术 - 1区
• 小类 : 能源与燃料 - 3区
• 小类 : 工程：土木 - 1区
As we enter an era of exponential population growth coupled with mass urbanization and rapid economic growth, this future is rapidly coming nearer creating environmental problems and energy crisis. Urban microclimate, heat island effect, air pollution and thermal comfort at the pedestrian-level is becoming an important topic in our field.
Urban/Building morphology optimization is truly becoming one of the possible solutions to the above problems at the beginning of the design stage. With the extending of architectural methods as well as the basic tool park of practice, to incorporate new concepts such as cyber-physical systems, advanced sensing and big data methods for prediction and information processing. We are using computation intelligence to rethink the relationship between urban/building form and neighboring resources including energy and environment. Indeed, with the promotion of algorithm and intelligence, the spatial morphology optimization design for energy or outdoor environment performance has been greatly improved in terms of efficiency, accuracy, intelligence, and convenience.
To fill out the above knowledge gap in Building Environment and Energy, a special issue, entitled "Algorithm and Intelligence for Optimizing Urban/Building Morphology", is proposed for the prestigious journal Energy and Buildings. This special issue aims to explore the algorithm and intelligence method driven by environment and energy optimization for urban/building morphology in the process from design to construction as well as to capture the state-of-the-art in the development of the computational method for urban/building morphology. This issue mainly covers original research studies, including, but not limited to the following topics:
To investigate the impact of urban/building morphology on building energy needs, health, and thermal comfort.
To propose intelligent methodologies and metrics for quantifying the local and global impact of urban morphology.
To present the computing time-saving potential of innovative design and optimization technologies for the urban microclimate (from both urban and building design perspectives). In particular, we are interested in original contributions on the development and predicting of methods to model the performance of consolidated and advanced technologies, with the identification of the elements of uncertainty, evaluating their reliability and performance in the context of application.
To evaluate the impact and role of temporal and spatial morphology design for energy and outdoor environment performance, human health, and comfort.
To present innovative application of spatial morphology optimization solution in urban/ building-scale projects both at the theoretical and experimental level.