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Call for abstracts: Future fit performance of homes

The future fit performance of the domestic sector will rely on innovative knowledge, tools and systems that support a ‘future-proof’ approach to upgrading the energy and environmental performance of homes so that they not only deliver on current targets, but remain resilient to future challenges, while maintaining occupant health and wellbeing.

The BSER&T editorial board is keen to showcase, as a Special Issue publication, the latest knowledge and developments in all areas related to building services as a key element of the drive towards future fit homes.

If you have research or practice that could be suitable to feature in this Special Issue and you are able to produce a robust, peer reviewed research paper, technical note or a review paper we would like to hear from you. The issue is seeking material that includes considerations of:

  • The building systems needed to meet future challenges in the domestic stock  

  • Designing for uncertainty in building systems 

  • Factors that impact long-term performance

  • Moving from heating dominated to both heating and cooling based demand

  • New technologies, energy networks and consumer patterns 

  • Optimised decision-making targeting long term benefit 

  • Potential of under-researched areas such as hard to decarbonise homes

  • Topics that advance the understanding of the future fit performance of homes

A group of papers will be selected that will form an appropriately coherent Special Issue. We will contact prospective authors within 3 weeks of the submission closing date to advise whether their paper is invited to be developed for the issue. There will then be a maximum of 12 weeks to submit the final paper. All submissions are subject to peer review.

Dr Rokia Raslan - Honorary Special Issue Editor

Send abstract of no more than 200 words, by Monday, February 14, 2022, 6pm GMT to BSERT-Homes@cibse.org 

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