[Sbse] Final Call - Alternatives to Air Conditioning

R Lorch richard at rlorch.net
Sun Apr 11 09:06:48 PDT 2021


FINAL CALL 

ALTERNATIVES TO AIR CONDITIONING: POLICIES, DESIGN, TECHNOLOGIES, BEHAVIOURS 

Guest Editors: Brian Ford, Dejan Mumovic & Rajan Rawal

Deadline for abstracts: 12 APRIL 2021

 Full details: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buildingsandcities.org/media/pdf/BCCFPAltCooling.pdf__;!!JYXjzlvb!29HkgB7bwiVbMLs7K08P1-pbQVXHOTPsnesJChUT0K5RJLo1W14O06qVTnkIow$  <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buildingsandcities.org/media/pdf/BCCFPAltCooling.pdf__;!!JYXjzlvb!29HkgB7bwiVbMLs7K08P1-pbQVXHOTPsnesJChUT0K5RJLo1W14O06qVTnkIow$ >
Abstracts are sought for this Buildings & Cities special issue exploring alternative approaches to providing thermal comfort and ventilation in different climatic zones across the world at the scales of building, neighbourhood and city.  It considers the implications of these alternatives across a range of issues: health and ventilation, wellbeing, air quality and heat stress; technical / design solutions; social expectations and practices; climate change; policy and regulation; supply chain and procurement; education and training. 

There is an opportunity to break the current dependency on air conditioning. The design of cities, neighbourhoods and buildings can ensure ventilation and thermal comfort by non-mechanical means.  Retrofit opportunities for the existing building stock can make existing buildings comfortable without increasing energy demand.  The design of new buildings and their environs can reduce or eliminate the need for air conditioning.

Equally important are the responses of the many different actors that promote or inhibit adoption - policy makers, clients, construction professions and the supply chain (development and procurement). 

Topics include (but are not limited to):
• Urban design issues  
• Neighbourhood design  
• Building design
• Social behaviours & Inhabitant agency 
• Cooling technologies and their application 
• Demographics 
• Economics 
• Policy, regulation & standards 
• Public health
• Energy use and environment impacts 
• Public attitudes 
• Market transformation 
• Education & training 
• Certification 

Cheers,
Richard

Richard Lorch, Editor in Chief
Buildings & Cities
E: richard at rlorch.net <mailto:richard at rlorch.net>
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