Special Issue "Phase Change Materials of Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
Climate change and energy scarcity are prompting the adoption of sustainable practices in building sectors around the world. Buildings account for 32% of total global final energy use and 19% of total energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making this sector one of the largest users of energy and sources of emissions. The expected population growth to 9.7 billion by mid-century, along with the growing trend of urbanization and the improvement of living standards, will lead to stronger growth in terms of energy consumption in buildings, which would exceed that of the transport and industry sectors.
Improving energy efficiency, in both new and existing buildings, encompasses the most diverse, largest, and most cost-effective energy usage and GHG mitigation opportunities. This Special Issue aims to evaluate the impact of phase change materials (PCM) on building energy and thermal performance. This Special Issue will include but not limit to articles on
- Various application methods (passive, active, and free cooling) of PCM in both commercial and residential buildings to improve building energy efficiency and thermal comfort,
- Mitigation of indoor heat stress condition during a heatwave with the application of PCM
- The barriers and challanges to the adoption of PCM in buildings.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and present innovative research results and advancements in the application of phase change materials to improve building energy performance and occupant thermal comfort.
Dr. Morshed Alam
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 650 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.
- Phase Change Materials
- Building energy efficiency
- Building simulation
- Indoor thermal comfort
- Thermal energy storage
- Heat stress
- Barriers and challenges