Special Issue "Energy Efficient Buildings and Green Buildings"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chi-Ming Lai
Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University. 1, University Road, Tainan City, 701, Taiwan
E-Mail: cmlai@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Phone: +886-6-2757575 ext. 63136;
Fax: +886-6-2090569
Interests: energy efficient buildings; Green Building Design; building energy analysis; application of renewable energies in buildings; HVAC; heat transfer; phase change materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapidly growing energy demand has received more and more concerns on the exhaustion of fossil fuels, environmental impacts and (non-) technical barriers of alternative energies. Population and economic growth, and increasing demand for quality in built environment imply that an upward trend in energy demand will continue in the future. The building sector accounts for 20%-50% of the national energy consumption. For this reason, energy efficiency in buildings becomes a significant objective for energy policy and practices at all levels.

Green building (also known as sustainable building, bioclimatic building, etc.) brings together an interdisciplinary combination of practices and techniques to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment and human health by considering the greenery of the site, soil water content, building energy conservation, recycling of building’s rainwater and daily wastewater, sustainable building structure, green materials, etc. Energy efficient building is one of the green building issues and is closely related to other dimensions.  The editor anticipates that this theme-oriented issue can provide a collaborative learning base for all stakeholders and cover a wide spectrum of topics in “Energy Efficient Buildings and Green Buildings”.

Dr. Chi-Ming Lai
Guest Editor

Keywords

This section would like to cover a wide spectrum of topics among building energy issues, from energy efficient buildings to green buildings, and presents the following topics:

Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • building energy demands and consumption
  • building energy conservation
  • application of renewable energies in buildings
  • energy efficient buildings
  • green building design
  • bioclimatic building
  • sustainable design
  • smart living space
  • typology of green building
  • persuasion and co-creation of green building living
  • life cycle assessment
  • adaptive opportunity
  • carbon tracking in buildings
  • indoor environment
  • sustainability in building construction
  • new materials in building and their impact on energy demands
  • new materials in building and their impact on the ecological environment

Published Papers (20 papers)

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Energies 2013, 6(5), 2407-2427; doi:10.3390/en6052407
Received: 27 February 2013; in revised form: 11 April 2013 / Accepted: 24 April 2013 / Published: 6 May 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(4), 1944-1960; doi:10.3390/en6041944
Received: 28 December 2012; in revised form: 2 March 2013 / Accepted: 6 March 2013 / Published: 3 April 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 351-373; doi:10.3390/en6010351
Received: 9 November 2012; in revised form: 24 December 2012 / Accepted: 5 January 2013 / Published: 15 January 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 235-250; doi:10.3390/en6010235
Received: 7 November 2012; in revised form: 29 December 2012 / Accepted: 31 December 2012 / Published: 9 January 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 220-234; doi:10.3390/en6010220
Received: 26 November 2012; in revised form: 24 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 9 January 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 184-203; doi:10.3390/en6010184
Received: 30 October 2012; in revised form: 18 December 2012 / Accepted: 21 December 2012 / Published: 8 January 2013
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Energies 2013, 6(1), 145-163; doi:10.3390/en6010145
Received: 30 October 2012; in revised form: 17 December 2012 / Accepted: 21 December 2012 / Published: 7 January 2013
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Energies 2012, 5(12), 5257-5278; doi:10.3390/en5125257
Received: 29 October 2012; in revised form: 22 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4643-4664; doi:10.3390/en5114643
Received: 12 June 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 15 November 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4497-4516; doi:10.3390/en5114497
Received: 18 September 2012; in revised form: 27 October 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(11), 4462-4480; doi:10.3390/en5114462
Received: 19 September 2012; in revised form: 26 October 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(10), 3723-3735; doi:10.3390/en5103723
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 17 September 2012 / Accepted: 17 September 2012 / Published: 25 September 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(9), 3398-3424; doi:10.3390/en5093398
Received: 30 June 2012; in revised form: 1 August 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 6 September 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(9), 3218-3232; doi:10.3390/en5093218
Received: 3 July 2012; in revised form: 15 August 2012 / Accepted: 24 August 2012 / Published: 29 August 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(8), 2874-2893; doi:10.3390/en5082874
Received: 1 June 2012; in revised form: 26 July 2012 / Accepted: 27 July 2012 / Published: 6 August 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2263-2287; doi:10.3390/en5072263
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 26 June 2012 / Accepted: 27 June 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2178-2196; doi:10.3390/en5072178
Received: 29 May 2012; in revised form: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 29 June 2012 / Published: 4 July 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2093-2111; doi:10.3390/en5072093
Received: 3 May 2012; in revised form: 13 June 2012 / Accepted: 15 June 2012 / Published: 25 June 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(5), 1686-1704; doi:10.3390/en5051686
Received: 12 March 2012; in revised form: 4 May 2012 / Accepted: 18 May 2012 / Published: 24 May 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(5), 1648-1663; doi:10.3390/en5051648
Received: 14 March 2012; in revised form: 11 May 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 21 May 2012
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