Building and Environment

(The TQCC of Building and Environment is 16. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Probable airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a poorly ventilated restaurant350
Short-range airborne route dominates exposure of respiratory infection during close contact257
State of the art review on model predictive control (MPC) in Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) field150
Review and comparison of HVAC operation guidelines in different countries during the COVID-19 pandemic138
Ten questions concerning occupant health in buildings during normal operations and extreme events including the COVID-19 pandemic137
Review of multi‐domain approaches to indoor environmental perception and behaviour131
Introducing IEA EBC annex 79: Key challenges and opportunities in the field of occupant-centric building design and operation131
Modeling occupant behavior in buildings126
The impact of a view from a window on thermal comfort, emotion, and cognitive performance122
Heat mitigation benefits of urban green and blue infrastructures: A systematic review of modeling techniques, validation and scenario simulation in ENVI-met V4115
Ventilation and air cleaning to limit aerosol particle concentrations in a gym during the COVID-19 pandemic113
Ten questions concerning well-being in the built environment112
A systematic review of occupant behavior in building energy policy109
Occupancy-based HVAC control systems in buildings: A state-of-the-art review102
Mitigating intensity of urban heat island by better understanding on urban morphology and anthropogenic heat dispersion100
Sustainable material choice for construction projects: A Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment framework based on BIM and Fuzzy-AHP99
Effect of thermal comfort on occupant productivity in office buildings: Response surface analysis98
CNN-LSTM architecture for predictive indoor temperature modeling98
Air purifiers: A supplementary measure to remove airborne SARS-CoV-297
Ten questions concerning age-friendly cities and communities and the built environment90
The cooling efficiency of variable greenery coverage ratios in different urban densities: A study in a subtropical climate89
Green finance gap in green buildings: A scoping review and future research needs88
Contribution of urban functional zones to the spatial distribution of urban thermal environment87
Deep learning to replace, improve, or aid CFD analysis in built environment applications: A review86
Learning-based CO2 concentration prediction: Application to indoor air quality control using demand-controlled ventilation84
Plug-Mate: An IoT-based occupancy-driven plug load management system in smart buildings83
Impacts of green roofs on water, temperature, and air quality: A bibliometric review82
Implementing Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment during design stages in Building Information Modelling: From systematic literature review to a methodological approach82
Life cycle assessment in the building design process – A systematic literature review80
The effects of 2D and 3D building morphology on urban environments: A multi-scale analysis in the Beijing metropolitan region79
The dust diffusion modeling and determination of optimal airflow rate for removing the dust generated during mine tunneling79
A review of select human-building interfaces and their relationship to human behavior, energy use and occupant comfort79
A systematic approach to estimating the effectiveness of multi-scale IAQ strategies for reducing the risk of airborne infection of SARS-CoV-278
Study on an adaptive thermal comfort model with K-nearest-neighbors (KNN) algorithm78
How indoor environmental quality affects occupants’ cognitive functions: A systematic review78
Review of visualising LCA results in the design process of buildings78
Modelling the relationship between Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation barriers, usage and awareness on building project lifecycle77
What drives our behaviors in buildings? A review on occupant interactions with building systems from the lens of behavioral theories77
Measurement, modeling, and optimization of sound absorption performance of Kenaf fibers for building applications76
The effect of occupant distribution on energy consumption and COVID-19 infection in buildings: A case study of university building75
The effectiveness of cool and green roofs in mitigating urban heat island and improving human thermal comfort75
Indoor soundscape assessment: A principal components model of acoustic perception in residential buildings74
Assessing the impacts of vegetation cover loss on surface temperature, urban heat island and carbon emission in Penang city, Malaysia74
Effect of tree cover and tree species on microclimate and pedestrian comfort in a residential district in Iran74
Ventilation procedures to minimize the airborne transmission of viruses in classrooms74
COVID-19: Reduction of airborne transmission needs paradigm shift in ventilation73
Numerical Study of Three Ventilation Strategies in a prefabricated COVID-19 inpatient ward73
Multi-objective optimization of passive energy efficiency measures for net-zero energy building in Morocco72
A systematic review of personal thermal comfort models72
Insufficient ventilation led to a probable long-range airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on two buses71
Evolutionary game theory analysis for understanding the decision-making mechanisms of governments and developers on green building incentives71
Heritage values of ancient vernacular residences in traditional villages in Western Hunan, China: Spatial patterns and influencing factors70
Energy efficiency and carbon emission in high-rise buildings: A review (2005-2020)70
Multi-objective optimization for energy consumption, daylighting and thermal comfort performance of rural tourism buildings in north China69
A comprehensive review of approaches to building occupancy detection69
The influencing factors of China's green building development: An analysis using RBF-WINGS method69
Data collection methods for studying pedestrian behaviour: A systematic review68
Investigation of indoor environment quality and factors affecting human comfort: A critical review67
Performance assessment of low-cost environmental monitors and single sensors under variable indoor air quality and thermal conditions67
Embodied energy and carbon emissions of building materials in China66
Performance analysis of portable HEPA filters and temporary plastic anterooms on the spread of surrogate coronavirus65
A comprehensive review on the spray cooling system employed to improve the summer thermal environment: Application efficiency, impact factors, and performance improvement65
Sugarcane bagasse waste fibers as novel thermal insulation and sound-absorbing materials for application in sustainable buildings65
Validation of dynamic hygrothermal simulation models for historical buildings: State of the art, research challenges and recommendations64
Modelling uncertainty in the relative risk of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by airborne aerosol transmission in well mixed indoor air64
Chiller fault detection and diagnosis with anomaly detective generative adversarial network64
Evolution and performance analysis of adaptive thermal comfort models – A comprehensive literature review64
Indoor Air Quality associations with sick building syndrome: An application of decision tree technology64
Ten questions concerning active noise control in the built environment63
Reducing the exposure risk in hospital wards by applying stratum ventilation system63
An explainable one-dimensional convolutional neural networks based fault diagnosis method for building heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems62
Thermal comfort modeling when personalized comfort systems are in use: Comparison of sensing and learning methods62
Studying spatial-temporal changes and relationship of land cover and surface Urban Heat Island derived through remote sensing in Yerevan, Armenia62
Can indoor sports centers be allowed to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic based on a certificate of equivalence?62
Isothermal and non-isothermal flow in street canyons: A review from theoretical, experimental and numerical perspectives62
An international review of occupant-related aspects of building energy codes and standards62
Investigation of potential aerosol transmission and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 through central ventilation systems61
Carbon value engineering: A framework for integrating embodied carbon and cost reduction strategies in building design61
Outdoor thermal comfort assessment: A review on thermal comfort research in Australia61
Quantifying 3D building form effects on urban land surface temperature and modeling seasonal correlation patterns61
Parametric optimization of daylight, thermal and energy performance of middle school classrooms, case of hot and dry regions61
BIM- and IoT-based virtual reality tool for real-time thermal comfort assessment in building enclosures61
Anomaly detection based on machine learning in IoT-based vertical plant wall for indoor climate control60
Applying blockchain technology for building energy performance measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) and the carbon credit market: A review of the literature60
Dilution-based evaluation of airborne infection risk - Thorough expansion of Wells-Riley model59
Evaluating the disparities in urban green space provision in communities with diverse built environments: The case of a rapidly urbanizing Chinese city59
Assessing occupants’ personal attributes in relation to human perception of environmental comfort: Measurement procedure and data analysis59
Crowding has consequences: Prevention and management of COVID-19 in informal urban settlements59
A psychophysiological effect of indoor thermal condition on college students’ learning performance through EEG measurement58
Occupancy prediction using deep learning approaches across multiple space types: A minimum sensing strategy58
Operational carbon transition in the megalopolises’ commercial buildings58
Facial mask: A necessity to beat COVID-1958
Use of portable air purifiers in homes: Operating behaviour, effect on indoor PM2.5 and perceived indoor air quality57
Moving to a green building: Indoor environment quality, thermal comfort and health57
Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on roadside traffic-related air pollution in Shanghai, China56
A review of different ventilation modes on thermal comfort, air quality and virus spread control56
New design for solar chimney with integrated windcatcher for space cooling and ventilation56
The role and contribution of green buildings on sustainable development goals55
Large-eddy simulation of flow around an isolated building: A step-by-step analysis of influencing factors on turbulent statistics55
Psychological and physiological effects of a green wall on occupants: A cross-over study in virtual reality55
Italian prototype building models for urban scale building performance simulation55
Triple bottom line sustainability assessment of window-to-wall ratio in US office buildings55
Uncertainty of building elements’ service lives in building LCA & LCC: What matters?54
Effects of personalized ventilation interventions on airborne infection risk and transmission between occupants54
Estimating and minimizing embodied carbon of prefabricated high-rise residential buildings considering parameter, scenario and model uncertainties54
Transfer learning based methodology for migration and application of fault detection and diagnosis between building chillers for improving energy efficiency54
Vegetation cover and plant-trait effects on outdoor thermal comfort in a tropical city54
Urban green roofs promote metropolitan biodiversity: A comparative case study54
Comparison of hexahedral, tetrahedral and polyhedral cells for reproducing the wind field around an isolated building by LES54
Analysis of the urban heat island under different synoptic patterns using local climate zones53
Impact of vegetation cover loss on surface temperature and carbon emission in a fastest-growing city, Cumilla, Bangladesh53
Single-sided natural ventilation in buildings: a critical literature review53
Green roofs and green walls layouts for improved urban air quality by mitigating particulate matter53
Active ozone removal technologies for a safe indoor environment: A comprehensive review53
The influence of aspect ratios and solar heating on flow and ventilation in 2D street canyons by scaled outdoor experiments53
Data acquisition for urban building energy modeling: A review52
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) for in-duct airborne bioaerosol disinfection: Review and analysis of design factors52
Mitigating aerosol infection risk in school buildings: the role of natural ventilation, volume, occupancy and CO2 monitoring52
Optimal design of building environment with hybrid genetic algorithm, artificial neural network, multivariate regression analysis and fuzzy logic controller52
A hybrid deep transfer learning strategy for thermal comfort prediction in buildings52
Modelling urban-scale occupant behaviour, mobility, and energy in buildings: A survey51
A multi-objective optimization approach for climate-adaptive building envelope design using parametric behavior maps51
Built environment and the metropolitan pandemic: Analysis of the COVID-19 spread in Hong Kong51
A single-layer urban canopy model with transmissive radiation exchange between trees and street canyons51
Human thermal comfort in passenger vehicles using an organic phase change material– an experimental investigation, neural network modelling, and optimization50
Evaluating the thermal-radiative performance of ENVI-met model for green infrastructure typologies: Experience from a subtropical climate50
Automatic detection of building typology using deep learning methods on street level images50
Indoor air quality (IAQ) in naturally-ventilated primary schools in the UK: Occupant-related factors50
Understanding the effects of 2D/3D urban morphology on land surface temperature based on local climate zones50
Experimental and numerical study on the transport of droplet aerosols generated by occupants in a fever clinic50
Bedroom ventilation: Review of existing evidence and current standards49
A comparative study of gender differences in thermal comfort and environmental satisfaction in air-conditioned offices in Qatar, India, and Japan49
Determining the optimal window size of office buildings considering the workers' task performance and the building's energy consumption49
Forecasting office indoor CO2 concentration using machine learning with a one-year dataset49
Predicting the impacts of land use/land cover changes on seasonal urban thermal characteristics using machine learning algorithms48
The impact of sun sail-shading strategy on the thermal comfort in school courtyards48
Occupant health in buildings: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opinions of building professionals and implications on research48
A field investigation on adaptive thermal comfort in school buildings in the temperate climatic region of Nepal48
Effect of the appropriateness of sound environment on urban soundscape assessment47
A new method to improve indoor environment: Combining the living wall with air-conditioning47
Study on spatio-temporal changes and driving factors of carbon emissions at the building operation stage- A case study of China47
Critical success factors for green building promotion: A systematic review and meta-analysis47
Characteristics of indoor air quality in underground metro stations: A critical review47
Wind tunnel measurement of three-dimensional turbulent flow structures around a building group: Impact of high-rise buildings on pedestrian wind environment47
Research on work efficiency and light comfort based on EEG evaluation method47
Ten questions concerning energy flexibility in buildings47
Research on outdoor thermal comfort of high-density urban center in severe cold area47
City Information Modelling as a support decision tool for planning and management of cities: A systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis47
Association of residential energy efficiency retrofits with indoor environmental quality, comfort, and health: A review of empirical data47
Assessment of the effect of living wall systems on the improvement of the urban heat island phenomenon47
CFD analysis of the impact of geometrical characteristics of building balconies on near-façade wind flow and surface pressure46
Impacts of land use/ land cover types on interactions between urban heat island effects and heat waves46
Multi-objective optimization (MOO) for high-rise residential buildings’ layout centered on daylight, visual, and outdoor thermal metrics in China46
The effect of a mobile HEPA filter system on ‘infectious’ aerosols, sound and air velocity in the SenseLab46
UAV-assisted task offloading for IoT in smart buildings and environment via deep reinforcement learning46
A review of automatic control strategies based on simulations for adaptive facades46
Combined effects of visual-acoustic-thermal comfort in campus open spaces: A pilot study in China's cold region45
Thermal comfort in university classrooms: An experimental study in the tropics45
Evaluating the impact of viewing location on view perception using a virtual environment45
A review on cooling performance enhancement for phase change materials integrated systems—flexible design and smart control with machine learning applications45
The influence of acclimatization, age and gender-related differences on thermal perception in university buildings: Case studies in Scotland and England45
A knowledge-guided and data-driven method for building HVAC systems fault diagnosis45
Impact of urban morphology on outdoor air temperature and microclimate optimization strategy base on Pareto optimality in Northeast China45
Impact of urbanization on land surface temperature and surface urban heat Island using optical remote sensing data: A case study of Jeju Island, Republic of Korea45
Numerical investigations of Re-independence and influence of wall heating on flow characteristics and ventilation in full-scale 2D street canyons45
Transfer learning for thermal comfort prediction in multiple cities45
A review of the impact of the green landscape interventions on the urban microclimate of tropical areas44
The impacts of building characteristics, social psychological and cultural factors on indoor environment quality productivity belief44
Indoor and outdoor airborne bacterial and fungal air quality in kindergartens: Seasonal distribution, genera, levels, and factors influencing their concentration44
A framework for Air Quality Management Zones - Useful GIS-based tool for urban planning: Case studies in Antwerp and Gdańsk44
Estimating the impact of indoor relative humidity on SARS-CoV-2 airborne transmission risk using a new modification of the Wells-Riley model44
A two-stage multi-objective optimization method for envelope and energy generation systems of primary and secondary school teaching buildings in China43
Nexus of thermal resilience and energy efficiency in buildings: A case study of a nursing home43
Multi-objective optimization of HVAC control in museum environment for artwork preservation, visitors’ thermal comfort and energy efficiency43
Study on distributions of airflow velocity and convective heat transfer coefficient characterizing duct ventilation in a construction tunnel43
The impact of indoor environment quality (IEQ) on school children's overall comfort in the UK; a regression approach43
The incentive mechanism and decision-making behavior in the green building supply market: A tripartite evolutionary game analysis43
Comparative sustainability evaluation of two engineered wood-based construction materials: Life cycle analysis of CLT versus GLT43
Impact of climate change on energy saving potentials of natural ventilation and ceiling fans in mixed-mode buildings43
Improving indoor air quality and thermal comfort in residential kitchens with a new ventilation system43
Energy performance of phase change materials integrated into brick masonry walls for cooling load management in residential buildings43
Behavior of cough droplets emitted from Covid-19 patient in hospital isolation room with different ventilation configurations42
Ventilation regimes of school classrooms against airborne transmission of infectious respiratory droplets: A review42
A critical review on BIM and LCA integration using the ISO 14040 framework42
Integration of the WUDAPT, WRF, and ENVI-met models to simulate extreme daytime temperature mitigation strategies in San Jose, California42
Evaluation of the effect of landscape distance seen in window views on visual satisfaction42
Fire risk assessment for building operation and maintenance based on BIM technology42
Coordinated demand-controlled ventilation strategy for energy-efficient operation in multi-zone cleanroom air-conditioning systems42
Multi-objective optimization of the multi-story residential building with passive design strategy in South Korea42
The impact of tourism on the conservation and IAQ of cultural heritage: The case of the Monastery of Jerónimos (Portugal)42
Multi-performance optimization of static shading devices for glare, daylight, view and energy consideration42
Human comfort modelling for elderly people by infrared thermography: Evaluating the thermoregulation system responses in an indoor environment during winter42
A systematic review of GIS-based local climate zone mapping studies42
Transmission risk of infectious droplets in physical spreading process at different times: A review42
A new method for calculating the embodied carbon emissions from buildings in schematic design: Taking “building element” as basic unit41
Impact of double skin facade constructional features on heat transfer and fluid dynamic behaviour41
Modification of sweat evaporative heat loss in the PMV/PPD model to improve thermal comfort prediction in warm climates41
Influencing factors in the simulation of airflow and particle transportation in aircraft cabins by CFD41
Relationships between indoor environmental quality and environmental factors in university classrooms41
Optimization study of return vent height for an impinging jet ventilation system with exhaust/return-split configuration by TOPSIS method41
Natural ventilation in classrooms for healthy schools in the COVID era in Mediterranean climate41
Evaluation of individual thermal sensation at raised indoor temperatures based on skin temperature41
Evaluation of cough-jet effects on the transport characteristics of respiratory-induced contaminants in airline passengers’ local environments41
Mapping the barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry: A systematic review, Pareto analysis, and mitigation strategy map41
A review on evaluation metrics of thermal performance in data centers41
Respiratory infection risk-based ventilation design method41
A PMV-based HVAC control strategy for office rooms subjected to solar radiation41
High temperature impairs cognitive performance during a moderate intensity activity41
How to define (net) zero greenhouse gas emissions buildings: The results of an international survey as part of IEA EBC annex 7240
Effects of frontal area density on outdoor thermal comfort and air quality40
A multiscale analysis of the effect of urban expansion on PM2.5 concentrations in China: Evidence from multisource remote sensing and statistical data40
Research on environmental comfort and cognitive performance based on EEG+VR+LEC evaluation method in underground space40
Segmenting areas of potential contamination for adaptive robotic disinfection in built environments40
Source characterization and risk assessment of occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a barbecue restaurant40
Estimating carbon emissions in urban functional zones using multi-source data: A case study in Beijing39
Hygric properties of porous building materials (VI): A round robin campaign39
Overall environmental assessment in urban parks: Modelling audio-visual interaction with a structural equation model based on soundscape and landscape indices39
Ventilation rates in naturally ventilated primary schools in the UK; Contextual, Occupant and Building-related (COB) factors39
An assessment of the impact of natural ventilation strategies and window opening patterns in office buildings in the mediterranean basin39
Experimental comparison of local direct heating to improve thermal comfort of workers39
Implementation of model predictive control in a large-sized, low-energy office building39
Numerical comparison of the efficiency of mixing ventilation and impinging jet ventilation for exhaled particle removal in a model intensive care unit39
Investigation of outdoor thermal comfort prediction models in South China: A case study in Guangzhou39
Towards optimal HVAC control in non-stationary building environments combining active change detection and deep reinforcement learning39
Predictive modelling and optimization of HVAC systems using neural network and particle swarm optimization algorithm38
Separate and combined impacts of building and tree on urban thermal environment from two- and three-dimensional perspectives38
Evaluation of the cooling effect provided by a green façade as nature-based system for buildings38
Indoor humidity of dwellings and association with building characteristics, behaviors and health in a northern climate38
Uncertainty analysis of various CO2-Based tracer-gas methods for estimating seasonal ventilation rates in classrooms with different mechanical systems38
Relationship between indoor and outdoor NO2: A review38
Occupant satisfaction with the indoor environment in seven commercial buildings in Singapore38
Towards a performance-based approach for multifunctional green roofs: An interdisciplinary review38
Effects of short-term physiological and psychological adaptation on summer thermal comfort of outdoor exercising people in China38
Building life-span prediction for life cycle assessment and life cycle cost using machine learning: A big data approach38
COVID-19 and urban spaces: A new integrated CFD approach for public health opportunities38
Modelling building energy use at urban scale: A review on their account for the urban environment38
Measuring the relationship between morphological spatial pattern of green space and urban heat island using machine learning methods38
How correlated colour temperature manipulates human thermal perception and comfort38
A simulation-based method to predict the life cycle energy performance of residential buildings in different climate zones of China38
The influence of perceived aesthetic and acoustic quality on outdoor thermal comfort in urban environment38
Performance assessment of air curtain range hood using contaminant removal efficiency: An experimental and numerical study38
A framework for pedestrian-level wind conditions improvement in urban areas: CFD simulation and optimization38
Virtual reality for assessing visual quality and lighting perception: A systematic review38
Passenger overall comfort in high-speed railway environments based on EEG: Assessment and degradation mechanism37
Predicting human perception of the urban environment in a spatiotemporal urban setting using locally acquired street view images and audio clips37
Effect of heat mitigation strategies on thermal environment, thermal comfort, and walkability: A case study in Hong Kong37
Impacts of COVID-19 on residential building energy use and performance37
The physical office workplace as a resource for mental health – A systematic scoping review37
Ultrafine particles: A review about their health effects, presence, generation, and measurement in indoor environments37
A machine learning and deep learning based approach to predict the thermal performance of phase change material integrated building envelope37