Special Issue "Renewable Energy Applications and Energy Saving in Buildings"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Prof. Dr. Lin Lu
Facutly of Constrcution and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: renewable energy applications and technology development, green building nanomaterial development, and fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer related to building studies
Prof. Dr. Jinqing Peng
Hunan University, Changsha, China
Interests: renewable energy applications, building facade and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
Prof. Dr. Fu Xiao
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: building energy efficiency, building life-cycle commissioning, optimization and diagnosis, novel and energy efficient refrigeration and air conditioning technologies
The rapid growth of world energy use has already caused energy shortage problems. The exhaustion of fossil fuel energy resources and the severe environmental impacts of fossil fuels have seriously hindered sustainable global development. Also, the contribution of energy consumption from buildings, both residential and commercial, has steadily increased and now comprises approximately 30–40% of the overall energy use in developed countries. For developing countries, population growth and urbanization, increasing demand for building services and comfort levels, together with the increase in time spent within buildings assure that the sharp, rising trend in building energy use will continue for a long time.
Usually, two methods are utilized for reducing building energy use, viz., the integration of renewable energy technologies with buildings and the development of advanced energy saving technologies. Thus, to further spread the technologies and methods related to building energy saving, a Special Issue entitled “Renewable Energy Applications and Energy Saving in Buildings” was proposed for the international journal of “Sustainability”, which is an SSCI and SCI Expanded journal (2013 IF=1.077).
This Special Issue will mainly encompass original research and studies related to the above two topics. Although the following list is not exhaustive, issues of particular interest include solar energy, building-integrated photovoltaic/thermal systems, wind power, ground-source heat pumps, biomass energy, energy storage technologies, green buildings and their evaluation, distributed energy systems, energy efficiency technologies in buildings, district cooling/heating systems, combined cooling, heating, and power systems, new materials in buildings, etc. Papers selected for this Special Issue will have been subject to a rigorous peer review procedure. The journal aims to rapidly and widely spread research results, developments, and applications.
We invite you to submit your original work to this Special Issue, and look forward to receiving your outstanding research outputs!
Dr. Lin Lu
Dr. Jinqing Peng
Dr. Fu Xiao
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- Solar energy
- Building integrated photovoltaic/thermal (BIPV/T) systems
- Wind power
- Ground source heat pump
- Biomass energy
- Green buildings and evaluation
- Distributed energy systems
- District heating and CCHP
- Energy storage technologies
- Energy efficiency in buildings
- New materials in buildings