Special Issue "Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Innovative Materials for Building Construction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Prof. Cristina Cornaro
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Impresa, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via del Politecnico 1-00133, Rome, Italy
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Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; building dynamic simulation; thermal comfort; microclimate monitoring; historical buildings; innovative materials for buildings; sustainable materials for buildings; photovoltaic technologies outdoor characterization; photovoltaic production forecast; BIPV
It is our pleasure to announce the opening of a new Special Issue in the Applied Science Journal.
The main topics of the Issue will be regarding energy efficiency in buildings and the use of innovative materials for design and retrofit to pursue the goal. In developed countries, energy consumption in buildings comprises 20%–40% of the total energy use, and is above industry and transport in EU and USA. For this reason, energy efficiency strategies have become a priority in energy policies, with new regulations and certification schemes, including minimum requirements. This could be allowed by means of different approaches, among which energy saving in buildings will be essential in order to make a sustainable energy future possible. In Europe, the new Clean Energy for All Europeans package also outlines specific measures for the building sector, with considerable potential for gains in energy performance. Among the measures, it is worth mentioning the boost of renovations for more energy-efficient buildings, as well as an improved monitoring of buildings energy performance so as to reduce costs.
Under this perspective, the Special Issue wants to contribute to the field, presenting the most relevant advances in this research area.
The following are some of the topics proposed for this Special Issue (but not limited to):
- Retrofit of buildings for energy efficiency
- Control and management of buildings for energy efficiency and thermal comfort (model predictive control)
- Innovative materials for building construction
- Green and sustainable materials for buildings
- New efficient and sustainable buildings
- Historical buildings conservation, energy management, and comfort
We hope you will contribute your high-quality research and we look forward to reading your valuable results.
Prof. Cristina Cornaro
Prof. Cinzia Buratti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy efficiency
- management and control of buildings
- innovative materials for building construction
- sustainable and green materials for buildings
- buildings retrofit