Special Issue "Energy Savings in the Domestic and Tertiary Sectors 2011"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ismet Ugursal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax B3H 4R2, Nova Scotia, Canada
Website: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/engineering/mechanical/faculty-staff/our-faculty/professors/ismet-ugursal.html
E-Mail: ismet.ugursal@dal.ca
Phone: +1 902 494 2246
Fax: +1 902 423 6711
Interests: building stock modeling; building energy consumption and conservation; HVAC systems; energy efficient buildings; zero energy/emission buildings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The building sector, which includes residential and commercial buildings, is responsible for about one-fifth of the world’s total delivered energy consumption. As the third largest energy consuming sector following the industrial and transportations sectors, the building sector is under increasing pressure to improve its energy efficiency, and to reduce its energy consumption and associated emissions. Thus, the focus of this special issue is on the spectrum of energy technologies, incentive programs and regulatory measures that will result in energy savings and shape the state of energy consumption and efficiency in the building sector in the next decade. Papers that provide a large-scale overview of the various subject areas are sought. Authors are encouraged to address, as much as possible, issues related to the building sectors in both the economically developed and developing nations. The objective of this special issue is to provide an authoritative and archival coverage, therefore only invited papers from leading researchers will be considered for publication.

Prof. Dr. V. Ismet Ugursal
Guest Editor


  • energy efficiency
  • energy savings
  • energy consumption
  • energy policy
  • residential sector energy
  • tertiary sector energy

Published Papers (3 papers)

by  and
Energies 2011, 4(8), 1197-1210; doi:10.3390/en4081197
Received: 4 May 2011; in revised form: 10 August 2011 / Accepted: 17 August 2011 / Published: 19 August 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (231 KB)

Energies 2011, 4(6), 998-1009; doi:10.3390/en4070998
Received: 27 May 2011; in revised form: 22 June 2011 / Accepted: 23 June 2011 / Published: 27 June 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | PDF Full-text (119 KB)

by , ,  and
Energies 2011, 4(3), 475-487; doi:10.3390/en4030475
Received: 31 January 2011; in revised form: 15 February 2011 / Accepted: 8 March 2011 / Published: 10 March 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (549 KB)

Last update: 25 February 2014

Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert