[Sbse] 2013 Building and Environment Best Paper Awards

Building and Environment is very proud to announce the 2013 Best Paper Awards and 2013 Best Paper Award for a Young Author, established in 2007 as a measure to encourage the publishing of high-quality papers in the journal. According to the review scores and the recommendations from the reviewers, there are 26 candidate papers eligible for competing the best paper awards. The Editorial Advisory Board carefully evaluated those papers according to their originality, contributions to the field, quality of presentation, and soundness of the science.  Finally the Paper Award Committee, which consisted of Tim Xu (chair), Jon Wright, and Kwang Woo Kim, all of whom are also members of the Editorial Advisory Board, selected the following awards:

2013 Best Paper Awards:
·         Jörgen Falk and Kenneth Sandin, “Ventilated rainscreen cladding: Measurements of cavity air velocities, estimation of air change rates and evaluation of driving forces,<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132312002193>” Building and Environment, Volume 59, January 2013, Pages 164–176.
·         Peter Barrett, Yufan Zhang, Joanne Moffat, Khairy Kobbacy, “A holistic, multi-level analysis identifying the impact of classroom design on pupils’ learning,<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132312002582>” Building and Environment, Volume 59, January 2013, Pages 678-689.
·         Cheng-Chun Lin, Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, “Forecasting simulations of indoor environment using data assimilation via an Ensemble Kalman Filter,<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132313000887>” Building and Environment, Volume 64, June 2013, Pages 169-176.

2013 Best Paper Award for Young Author:
·         Delia D’Agostino, “Moisture dynamics in an historical masonry structure: The Cathedral of Lecce (South Italy),<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132313000577>” Building and Environment, Volume 63, May 2013, Pages 122-133.

Let us congratulate the authors for their significant contributions to the state-of-the-art. They should be very proud of their achievements in a very competitive pool of more than 1300 submissions in 2013.

Winning papers are free to access until 31 march 2014.