Special Issue "Innovative Approaches to Achieving Building Energy Efficiency"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: building big data analytics; building energy efficiency; HVAC control and optimization; desiccant cooling systems; thermal energy storage using phase change materials; solar photovoltaic thermal collectors
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Due to the rapid increase in living standards, together with climate change, energy use in buildings will continuously increase in the coming years. Improving energy efficiency in buildings is, therefore, essential to reduce global energy usage and promote the sustainability of our built environments, as a large proportion of the total energy used worldwide is from buildings.
This Special Issue invites researchers to contribute original research articles and review articles on innovative approaches and solutions to achieve energy efficient buildings and energy efficient building heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to assist in significantly reducing energy use and carbon footprint from the built environment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Thermal and electrical energy storage
- Intelligent buildings and building control optimization
- Energy efficient building design
- Building refurbishment and resilience
- Renewable energy technologies
- Building demand side management
- Solar powered HVAC systems
- Low energy technologies
- Zero energy buildings
- Off-site pre-fabrication and modular design
Dr. Zhenjun Ma
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Energy efficiency
- Innovative solutions
- Sustainable technologies