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Science and Technology for the Built Environment—March 2018

ASHRAE members have free online access to Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE) using their ASHRAE member login credentials. Here is the Table of Contents for the latest edition:

Table of Contents

Volume 24, Issue 3, March 2018


The never-ending saga of selecting the next refrigerant—and what the final conclusion should be

General Issue

·   Optimal duct layout for HVAC using topology optimization

·   Application of linear superposition theory in successive thermal response tests without ground temperature recovery

·   Literature review of building peak cooling load methods in the United States

·   A study on the parameter ranges of the locally supplied air in a task ambient conditioning system with chest exposure

·   Development of a distributed artificial fish swarm algorithm to optimize pumps working in parallel mode

·   Update to office equipment diversity and load factors (ASHRAE 1742-RP)

·   Measurements and modeling of airing through porches of a historical church

·   Field-test of the ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC performance measurement protocols: Part I intermediate level energy protocols

·   Field-test of the ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC performance measurement protocols: Part II advanced level energy protocols

·   Experimental investigation of the airflow homogeneity in a tangential air-distribution system

STBE offers comprehensive reporting of original research in science and technology related to the stationary and mobile built environment. Only works reporting on research that is original and of lasting value are accepted for publication. The journal is included in the Web of Science® and Current Contents Connect® databases. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind, and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. Visit for more information about publishing your paper in STBE.

STBE is published on behalf of ASHRAE by Taylor & Francis Group online and as a printed volume published twice a year. Each issue of STBE contains 150+ pages, with 10 issues published online and combined twice a year in print (June and December). Also, using Taylor & Francis' early online-publication system, Accepted Manuscript Online (AMO), accepted articles are published online in unedited form within 14 days of acceptance.