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An innovative method for the assessment of thermal comfort and resilience in social housing (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gomez De Leon, A. B., Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., & Calautit, J. (2018). An innovative method for the assessment of thermal comfort and resilience in social housing. In N/a

Thermal evaluation of building envelopes is useful to approach efficient solutions for energy savings. Meteorological parameters represent an important role for this analysis. Future climate scenarios are considered to study climate behavior to provi... Read More

Design and performance analysis of a regenerative evaporative cooler for cooling of buildings in arid climates (2018)
Journal Article
Boukhanouf, R., Amer, O., Ibrahim, H. G., & Calautit, J. K. (2018). Design and performance analysis of a regenerative evaporative cooler for cooling of buildings in arid climates. Building and Environment, 142, (1-10). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.06.004. ISSN 0360-1323

Evaporative cooling has been considered a low energy consumption process that often is associated with displacement ventilation and passive cooling strategies of buildings. While significant energy savings can be accrued from using evaporative coolin... Read More

A review of the applications of phase change materials in cooling, heating and power generation in different temperature ranges (2018)
Journal Article
Du, K., Calautit, J. K., Wang, Z., Wu, Y., & Liu, H. (2018). A review of the applications of phase change materials in cooling, heating and power generation in different temperature ranges. Applied Energy, 220, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.005. ISSN 0306-2619

Latent heat thermal energy storage is an attractive technique as it can provide higher energy storage density than conventional heat energy storage systems and has the capability to store heat of fusion at a constant (or a near constant) temperature... Read More

A review of numerical modelling of multi-scale wind turbines and their environment (2018)
Journal Article
Calautit, K., Aquino, A. I., Calautit, J. K., Nejat, P., Jomehzadeh, F., & Hughes, B. R. (2018). A review of numerical modelling of multi-scale wind turbines and their environment. Computation, 6(1), doi:10.3390/computation6010024. ISSN 2079-3197

Global demand for energy continues to increase rapidly, due to economic and population growth, especially for increasing market economies. These lead to challenges and worries about energy security that can increase as more users need more energy res... Read More

Advanced Personal Comfort System (APCS) for the workplace: a review and case study (2018)
Journal Article
Shazad, S., Calautit, J. K., Calautit, K., Hughes, B. R., & Angelo, A. (2018). Advanced Personal Comfort System (APCS) for the workplace: a review and case study. Energy and Buildings, 173, (689-709). doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.008. ISSN 0378-7788

The aim of this research is to investigate the application and performance of an advanced personal comfort system, a thermal chair, using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Building Energy Simulation (BES) and field test analysis. The thermal chair... Read More

Does a neutral thermal sensation determine thermal comfort? (2018)
Journal Article
Shazad, S., Brennan, J., Theodossopoulos, D., Calautit, J. K., & Hughes, B. R. (2018). Does a neutral thermal sensation determine thermal comfort?. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 39(2), doi:10.1177/0143624418754498. ISSN 0143-6244

The neutral thermal sensation (neither cold, nor hot) is widely used through the application of the ASHRAE seven-point thermal sensation scale to assess thermal comfort. This study investigated the application of the neutral thermal sensation and it... Read More

A review of sustainable solar irrigation systems for Sub-Saharan Africa (2017)
Journal Article
Wazed, S. M., Hughes, B. R., O'Connor, D., & Calautit, J. K. (2018). A review of sustainable solar irrigation systems for Sub-Saharan Africa. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.08.039. ISSN 1364-0321

This investigation focused on the research undertaken on solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technologies for pumping water generally for irrigation of remote rural farms specifically considering the Sub-Saharan African region. Solar PV systems... Read More

A user-controlled thermal chair for an open plan workplace: CFD and field studies of thermal comfort performance (2017)
Journal Article
Shahzad, S., Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., Nasir, D. S., & Hughes, B. R. (in press). A user-controlled thermal chair for an open plan workplace: CFD and field studies of thermal comfort performance. Applied Energy, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.118. ISSN 0306-2619

This study aims to improve user comfort and satisfaction regarding the thermal environment in the open plan office, which is a current challenge in the workplace addressed by limited research. The main difficulty in an open plan setting is that chang... Read More

Computational and field test analysis of thermal comfort performance of user-controlled thermal chair in an open plan office (2017)
Journal Article
Shahzad, S., Hughes, B., Calautit, J. K., & Nasir, D. S. (2017). Computational and field test analysis of thermal comfort performance of user-controlled thermal chair in an open plan office. Energy Procedia, 105, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.761. ISSN 1876-6102

In this study, a thermal chair prototype was developed that allowed personal control over the temperature settings of the back-rest and the seat. Limited research focuses on different methods to provide individual user control over the thermal enviro... Read More

Thermal comfort and indoor air quality analysis of a low-energy cooling windcatcher (2017)
Journal Article
Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., Shahzad, S., Nasir, D. S., & Hughes, B. R. (2017). Thermal comfort and indoor air quality analysis of a low-energy cooling windcatcher. Energy Procedia, 105, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.634. ISSN 1876-6102

The aim of this work was to investigate the performance of a roof-mounted cooling windcatcher integrated with heat pipes using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and field test analysis. The windcatcher model was incorporated to a 5m x 5m x3 m test r... Read More

Effect of urban street canyon aspect ratio on thermal performance of road pavement solar collectors (RPSC) (2017)
Journal Article
Nasir, D. S., Hughes, B. R., Calautit, J. K., Aquino, A. I., & Shahzad, S. (2017). Effect of urban street canyon aspect ratio on thermal performance of road pavement solar collectors (RPSC). Energy Procedia, 105, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.936. ISSN 1876-6102

Studies on RPSC (road pavement solar collectors) have shown the potential of reducing the urban heat island effect by dissipating the heat from the pavement for energy harness. In our previous work, performance analysis of RPSC system was carried out... Read More

Urban integration of aeroelastic belt for low-energy wind harvesting (2017)
Journal Article
Aquino, A. I., Calautit, J. K., & Hughes, B. R. (2017). Urban integration of aeroelastic belt for low-energy wind harvesting. Energy Procedia, 105, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.384. ISSN 1876-6102

In this modern age low-energy devices are pervasive especially when considering their applications in the built-environment. The multitude of low-energy applications extend from wireless sensors, radio-frequency transceivers, charging devices, camera... Read More

Numerical investigation of roof heating impacts on thermal comfort and air quality in urban canyons (2017)
Journal Article
Ghobadi, P., Hosseini, S. H., Ahmadi, T., & Calautit, J. K. (2017). Numerical investigation of roof heating impacts on thermal comfort and air quality in urban canyons. Applied Thermal Engineering, 123, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.05.095. ISSN 1359-4311

Impacts of thermal and buoyancy forces on the thermal comfort and air quality in urban canyons with different H/W ratios and rise/run ratio of rooftops are studied. 18 isothermal and non-isothermal models are studied by CFD modeling validated with ex... Read More

Influence of urban form on the performance of road pavement solar collector system: symmetrical and asymmetrical heights (2017)
Journal Article
Nasir, D. S., Hughes, B. R., & Calautit, J. K. (2017). Influence of urban form on the performance of road pavement solar collector system: symmetrical and asymmetrical heights. Energy Conversion and Management, 149, doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2017.03.081. ISSN 0196-8904

Recent works have highlighted the importance of mitigating the urban heat island effect using innovative technologies. Several studies have emphasised the capabilities of the road pavement solar collector system to dissipate high temperature from the... Read More

Integration of aero-elastic belt into the built environment for low-energy wind harnessing: current status and a case study (2017)
Journal Article
Aquino, A. I., Calautit, J. K., & Hughes, B. R. (in press). Integration of aero-elastic belt into the built environment for low-energy wind harnessing: current status and a case study. Energy Conversion and Management, doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2017.03.030. ISSN 0196-8904

Low-powered devices are ubiquitous in this modern age especially their application in the urban and built environment. The myriad of low-energy applications extend from wireless sensors, data loggers, transmitters and other small-scale electronics. T... Read More

Editorial [to] Themed issue on sustainability in energy and buildings, part 2 (2017)
Journal Article
Calautit, J. K. (2017). Editorial [to] Themed issue on sustainability in energy and buildings, part 2. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 170(2), doi:10.1680/jensu.2017.170.2.63. ISSN 1478-4629

This issue of Engineering Sustainability is the second part of our themed issue on ‘Sustainability and energy in buildings’, which includes the selected papers from the proceedings of the seventh International Conference on Sustainability and Energy... Read More

Editorial [to] Themed issue on sustainability in energy and buildings, part 1 (2017)
Journal Article
Calautit, J. K. (2017). Editorial [to] Themed issue on sustainability in energy and buildings, part 1. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 170(1), doi:10.1680/jensu.2017.170.1.1. ISSN 1478-4629

This themed issue includes the selected papers from the proceedings of the seventh International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2015 (SEB15), which was successfully held in the vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal and was organised... Read More

A novel design of a desiccant rotary wheel for passive ventilation applications (2016)
Journal Article
O'Connor, D., Calautit, J. K., & Hughes, B. R. (2016). A novel design of a desiccant rotary wheel for passive ventilation applications. Applied Energy, 179, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.029. ISSN 0306-2619

Rotary desiccant wheels are used to regulate the relative humidity of airstreams. These are commonly integrated into Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning units to reduce the relative humidity of incoming ventilation air. To maximise the surface... Read More

Climatic analysis of a passive cooling technology for the built environment in hot countries (2016)
Journal Article
Calautit, J. K., Hughes, B. R., & Nasir, D. S. (2016). Climatic analysis of a passive cooling technology for the built environment in hot countries. Applied Energy, 186, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.05.096. ISSN 0306-2619

The aim of this work was to determine the ventilation and cooling potential of a passive cooling windcatcher operating under hot climatic conditions by replicating the monthly wind velocity, wind direction, temperature and relative humidity (RH) obse... Read More