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Science and Technology for the Built Environment May, June 2018

Science and Technology for the Built Environment Online Free for ASHRAE Members

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 5, May-June 2018


Building Simulation

Topical Issue

·   Influence of grout thermal properties on heat-transfer performance of ground source heat exchangers

·   An integrated method and web tool to assess visual environment in spaces with window shades

·   Improvement of variable refrigerant flow system performance using energy saving control strategy and chilled water storage

·   Bio-based and recycled-waste materials in buildings: A study of energy performance of hemp-lime concrete and recycled-polyethylene terephthalate façades for office facilities in France and Italy

·   A comparison of numerical simulation methods analyzing the performance of a ground-coupled heat pump system

·   Energy-optimized versus cost-optimized design of high-performing dwellings: The case of multifamily buildings

·   Challenges in the application of a WRF/Urban-TRNSYS model chain for estimating the cooling demand of buildings: A case study in Bolzano (Italy)

·   Comfort and energy performance analysis of different glazing systems coupled with three shading control strategies

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.