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Buildings Webinar | Novel Technologies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

23 Sep 2022, 10:00 (CEST)

Photovoltaics, Energy Saving, Chromogenics, Buildingintegration, OLEDs, Daylighting, Heat Pumps, Cogeneration
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Welcome from the Chair

3rd Buildings Webinar

Novel Technologies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

On behalf of the journal Buildings, as Chair of this Webinar, I would like to welcome the valuable researchers and professors joining this event. Today, we have three worldwide experts on novel technologies for buildings. Superinsulation, building integration of photovoltaics and smart technologies for dynamic control of solar radiation are only a few keywords, representing some of the topics that will be covered in this webinar.

Together, pressured by events, we must find new responses to the dramatic acceleration of climate change and the rapid depletion of fossil energy sources. Novel technologies may enhance the performance of buildings and reduce energy consumption.

Today, three valuable researchers from as many countries will share with us their recent advancements in relevant fields of investigation, showing us their interesting presentations.

The success of this Webinar also depends on the participants, and all of you are welcome to discuss ideas and raise all the questions you feel are relevant to the proposed topics.

Furthermore, you are all welcome to submit your manuscripts for this Special Issue, guest-edited in collaboration with Dr. Fabrizio Mariano and Dr. Marco Pugliese.

Finally, I would like to thank the invited speakers for sharing their precious knowledge with all of us.

Date: 23 September 2022

Time: 10:00 am CEST | 4:00 am EDT | 4:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 826 9048 1569

Webinar Secretariat:


Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture (DICAR), Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy,
National Research Council, Institute of Nanotechnology (CNR-NANOTEC), Lecce, Italy

Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic University of Bari; adjunct Researcher at CNR – Nanotec. He earned a Qualification for Associate Professor in 2018. His research activity deals with applied thermodynamics and devices for energy efficiency. Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment, editorial board member of Energies, Buildings and Clean Technologies.

Invited Speakers

Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Berardi is Canada Research Chair in Building Science, Full Professor, and Director of the BeTOP center at Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada and Professor at Politecnico di Bari Italy. Dr. Berardi has an extensive publication record, including 150 peer-reviewed journals, 130 international conference papers, and five books. Dr. Berardi’s publications have received over 12,000 citations in Google Scholar, where he has an h-index of 50. Dr. Berardi has a body of funded research comprising over $2.5M in government and private sector sponsored research.

Department of Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), University of Exeter, UK

Dr Aritra Ghosh is a lecturer (Asst. Prof.) within the Solar Energy Research Group at the University of Exeter. He is the course director of MSc Renewable Energy and a member of the South East Asian global partnership team. He has wide research experience in the area of zero energy building, vehicle and sustainable hydrogen generation over the past 10 years. Dr Ghosh has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in internationally reputed Elsevier, RSC and ACS journals. His work has been cited over 3000 times since 2015 and h index is 39. Dr Ghosh also serves as an editorial board member for Sustainability, Sensors, materials, Results in Engineering. He acted as guest editor for 8 Special Issue in mdpi, Hindawai and LiSDEN.

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), Greece

Dr. George Syrrokostas is currently a research associate at the Physics Department of University of Patras, Greece, where he also received his Ph.D. degree. His current research is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials for third generation solar cells, mainly dye sensitized and perovskite solar cells. He works also on the development of novel photoelectrochromic devices for energy efficient buildings. His research activity has led to the publication of 21 papers in refereed international journals. He has about 540 citations (H-index 13).

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Time in CEST

Dr. Alessandro Cannavale

Chair Introduction

10:00 - 10:20 am

Prof. Dr. Umberto Berardi

Superisulating Materials for Energy Efficiency

10:20 - 10:40 am

Dr. Aritra Ghosh

Smart/ Advanced Window for Less Energy Hungry Buildings

10:40 - 11:00 am

Dr. George Syrrokostas

Photoelectrochromic Devices: History, Current Status and Future Outlook

11:00 - 11:20 am

Q&A Session

11:20 - 11:40 am

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Alessandro Cannavale

11:40 - 11:45 am

Relevant SI

Novel Technologies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Guest Editors: Dr. Alessandro Cannavale, Dr. Marco Pugliese & Dr. Fabrizio Mariano
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023

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