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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2022, 3(4): 041003.
Paper No: JESBC-22-1018
Published Online: December 20, 2022
...Dana Alwelayti; Ammar H. A. Dehwah; Moncef Krarti In this paper, the energy benefits of dynamic photovoltaic (PV)-integrated overhang systems are evaluated for office buildings. The benefits of dynamic PV-integrated overhangs combined energy efficiency by decreasing both heating and cooling energy...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2022, 3(4): 041001.
Paper No: JESBC-22-1010
Published Online: November 17, 2022
...Roya Rajabi; Ammar H. A. Dehwah; Moncef Krarti In this paper, the energy efficiency potential of applying novel dynamic insulation systems to slab foundations is investigated for residential buildings. Specifically, dynamic insulation allows the foundation to change its thermal resistance to reduce...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2022, 3(2): 024501.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1032
Published Online: July 13, 2022
...Abigail Andrews; Jonathan Roth; Rishee K. Jain; Johanna L. Mathieu Growing concerns over climate change and grid reliability have led to widespread adoption of energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) programs at utilities. Despite such adoption, numerous questions exist regarding...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2022, 3(2): 021001.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1040
Published Online: July 1, 2022
...% for a window-to-wall ratio (WWR) of 15% and by 31% for a WWR of 30%. Email: moncef.krarti@colorado.edu 16 12 2021 03 06 2022 04 06 2022 01 07 2022 energy efficiency dynamic overhangs office buildings solar controls windows control systems interactive systems...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. August 2021, 2(3): 031002.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1002
Published Online: July 14, 2021
...Jordan Thompson; Moncef Krarti In this paper, a resiliency analysis is carried out to assess the energy, economic, and power outage survivability benefits of efficient and net-zero energy communities. The analysis addresses the appropriate steps to designing an energy-efficient and net-zero energy...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2021, 2(2): 021005.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1008
Published Online: June 3, 2021
...Naren Srivaths Raman; Rahul Umashankar Chaturvedi; Zhong Guo; Prabir Barooah This paper presents a novel architecture for model predictive control (MPC)-based indoor climate control of multi-zone buildings to provide energy efficiency. Unlike prior works, we do not assume the availability of a high...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. May 2021, 2(2): 024501.
Paper No: JESBC-21-1020
Published Online: May 19, 2021
...Sara Abd Alla; Vincenzo Bianco; Federico Scarpa; Luca A. Tagliafico Envelope insulation is a well-known strategy to improve buildings’ energy efficiency. This paper considers two archetypes of an apartment block typology largely diffused in the Italian building stock and evaluates the energy...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 041004.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1024
Published Online: November 23, 2020
..., the energy demand for the district is reduced through the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures (EEMs) appropriate for Philadelphia’s climate. Then, a combination of distributed generation (DG) systems including wind, photovoltaics, and hydropower is evaluated to determine optimized...
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Article Type: Review Articles
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. November 2020, 1(4): 040801.
Paper No: JESBC-20-1017
Published Online: November 11, 2020
...Matt Steen; Moncef Krarti Buildings of the future are expected to not only be energy efficient but also able to offer grid services through implementation of demand-side management strategies by utilizing existing and new technologies that enhance electrical load flexibility. With the high...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011008.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1135
Published Online: January 14, 2020
...Moncef Krarti This paper evaluates the benefits of scaling-up energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for the building sector in Tunisia. Both energy and non-energy benefits are quantified using a bottom-up analysis approach to assess economic, environmental, and social impacts of a wide...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011006.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1114
Published Online: January 3, 2020
.... In either case, DR can help reduce grid stress. The elevated DR set point is more energy efficient, reducing the total amount of energy used across the DR event and recovery period, relative to the do-nothing case. Thus, if a second peak is created, it is of smaller magnitude than the original peak...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Eng. Sustain. Bldgs. Cities. February 2020, 1(1): 011002.
Paper No: JESBC-19-1095
Published Online: October 31, 2019
... Council in 2007. These targets include a 20% reduction in GHG emissions compared to 1990 levels, a 20% improvement in energy efficiency, and a 20% increase contribution of renewable energy in the final energy consumption [ 5 , 6 ]. Some recent studies [ 7 – 9 ] point out that adding thermal insulation...