Journal of Building Energy & Environment <p>Journal of Building Energy &amp; Environment: BEE (ISSN: 2630-0796) is the academic journal related to research and integrated energy and environmental design in architecture, engineering, and other related fields, nationally and internationally. The BEE journal editorial and reviewing team are from various institutions. It is a E-journal that used online system for publication and call for paper. The journal is opened for authors in Khon Kaen University and outside. The journal is continually published for 4 years with 6 issues.</p> <p>The BEE journal has a high standard of reviewing process. The submitted manuscripts are evaluated by at least three independent reviewers who experts in the relevant fields. The paper has to be an original research article that never published in another journal before. The content of the paper requires to be match with the journal’s objectives and limitation. The referencing and citation styles of the BEE journal is APA 6th Edition.</p> <p>The BEE journal welcomes research articles, academic articles, and reviewed articles under research ethic policy. The BEE journal is published in 2 issues per year online, January – June for the first issue and July – December for the second issue.</p> Building Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Khon Kaen University en-US Journal of Building Energy & Environment 2630-0796 Exploring the Ethiopian Museum Design Student Project: Contributions to an American Interior Design Program’s Accreditation <p>An American Interior Design program, located at a large University in the Midwestern United States of America sought key evidence of their students’ compliance with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) standards, in preparation for their 2021 accreditation site visit. Accreditation standards continue to evolve and are a recognized measure of interior design programs’ competence. Programs are required to develop an exhibit of student work for initial accreditation or their periodic site visits for re-accreditation, to write a report, and to provide key evidence of competency with several standards. In 2021, due to the global pandemic, the site visit exhibit was produced in a digital format and the site visitors reviewed all documentation online. University researchers pre-reviewed the digital inputs and outputs from 25 courses for the exhibit, including the students’ Ethiopian Museum Design project produced during three-year period, 2019-2021. This Ethiopian Museum Design project was completed during the interior design students’ third year course, Interior Design Studio IV: Environmental Design, which covers lighting and thermal/atmospheric comfort and their application using computer-aided and drafted techniques. Although museum projects are often assigned to students enrolled in interior design and architecture undergraduate programs, no previously published studies of interior design students’ museum projects’ compliance with interior design standards were found. Researchers found that the studied museum project contributed key evidence to four standards: Global Context, Human-Centered Design, Light and Color and Construction. The CIDA site visitors reviewed the program documents in 2020 and the Interior Design Program was notified of accreditation.</p> Paulette R. Hébert Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Building Energy & Environment 2022-04-26 2022-04-26 5 1 1 23 Computer Software Development for Color Matching in Architectural Design <p>Defining for building colors is an important in architectural design. The manufacturers and distributors of paint products for interior and exterior paints are organized into a list of popular colors. They are for architects or designers and project owners to find it convenient to choose colors for buildings and determine the construction drawings. They are specifying the brand, code and color properties which must specify that “or equivalent” into the construction drawings. Contractors can choose the color of another brand or another code with equivalent qualifications to propose to the architect or project owner to approve for use in the construction. Nevertheless, the specified color list may not be available in the market or unable to use the color as specified The brand and color code must be changed that requires comparison of the color list. The research has developed a computer application to help compare the color values. It made by using the method of collecting the list of different brands of color available in the market. It made a database and color calibration technique using the HSL color model. Color calibration by computer calculations used to determine the color position in the coordinate system. They used to measure the distance from the coordinates of the color to compare the closest colors. The result of the testing software that was developed able to accurately compare colors can be applied in architectural design.</p> Sanchai Santiwes Tanit Charoenpong Kaweekrai Srihiran Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Building Energy & Environment 2022-06-16 2022-06-16 5 1 24 41