Intelligent Digital Solutions for High-Performance and Low-Carbon Building Operations

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization".

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Special Issue Editors

1. Department of System Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
2. Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy (EERE) Department, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA
Interests: intelligent algorithms; model predictive control; machine learning; demand-flexible energy management; data-driven approaches and their applications in smart energy systems; building energy systems; renewables; thermal & electric energy storage; electric vehicle for higher energy efficiency and reduced environment impacts
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School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
Interests: industrial ecology; low carbon city development; circular economy; life cycle assessment; climate change mitigation

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Department of Information Systems Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: modeling; ML; algorithm; HW design; HVAC

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School of Engineering Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Interests: fast simulation of the indoor environment; coupled simulation of building systems and indoor environment; simulation-based optimization; model predictive control; learning-based optimal control

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Department of the Built Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117566, Singapore
Interests: machine learning; building simulation; building energy management; optimal control; smart building
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the evolving realm of building operations, a prominent transition is underway towards high-performance and low-carbon solutions, with digital technologies steering this paradigm shift. This Special Issue seeks to delve into the transformative power of intelligent digital solutions in revolutionizing building operations, emphasizing both efficiency and environmental sustainability. As global climate change and energy conservation concerns mount, harnessing the power of digital intelligence to implement high-performance, low-carbon operational strategies becomes increasingly imperative. Such intelligent operations not only enhance building performance but also transform buildings into demand-side resources and smart infrastructures to advance smart grids, smart cities, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems. This Special Issue invites studies exploring intelligent digital solutions, including intelligent control, data-driven techniques, machine learning, optimization algorithms, predictive analytics, etc., for pioneering new trajectories in building operations ranging from individual buildings to regional scales. Additionally, we also welcome studies that demonstrate how these digitally augmented buildings can be integrated with smart grids, electric vehicles, and distributed energy resources and create synergistic benefits.

Dr. Shiyu Yang
Prof. Dr. Lu Sun
Dr. Dafang Zhao
Dr. Xu Han
Dr. Sicheng Zhan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • intelligent building control
  • data-driven modelling and control
  • predictive building analytics
  • digital twin
  • design optimization
  • low-carbon buildings
  • grid-interactive buildings
  • building energy management
  • regional energy system optimization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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