Special Issue "Building Energy Use: Modeling and Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: ecosystem and human system dynamics; phenology indicators urban heat island; climate change; urbanization
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Interests: building energy studies
Interests: integrated assessment modeling in building sector; building energy efficiency; clean energy policy; energy planning; building codes
Interests: engineering economic modeling; integration of climate change mitigation and sustainable development objectives; energy efficient and sustainable buildings; climate change mitigation in cities
The building sector accounts for about one-third of global final energy demands. It contributes approximately one-third of energy-related CO2 emissions in the global carbon cycle. It plays an important role in air pollution by emitting black carbon. The building sector is also susceptible to climate feedbacks (e.g., potential climate change and urban heat island) because of its significant demand for space heating and cooling energy. More important, it was found that the global building energy demand will increase in the future and will at least double by 2050. Improved understanding of building energy use, influencing factors, and associated environmental impacts is highly needed and essential to developing strategies for meeting challenges of growing energy demand and environmental sustainability.
This Special Issue aims to publish original manuscripts of innovative research in building energy use modeling and analysis. Comprehensive reviews of this research field are also welcome. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Building energy modeling (e.g., EnergyPlus and Integrated Assessment) from single building to global levels
- Comparison of building energy modeling techniques
- Validation of building energy modeling using new data (e.g., smart meter)
- Impacts of global changes (e.g., climate, urban heat island, and extreme heat events) on building energy use
- Impacts of human activities (e.g., behavior and building operation) on building energy use
- Impacts of technology advancement and policy on building energy use
- Building CO2, black carbon, and HFC emissions modeling and analysis
- Policy analysis and implications (e.g., zero energy building) for building energy use
- Impacts of building energy use on the environment (e.g., air pollution)
- Application of big data in building energy use modeling and analysis
Prof. Dr. Yi Jiang
Dr. Sha Yu
Prof. Dr. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
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. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- building energy
- building emissions
- integrated assessment modeling
- model comparison
- model validation
- climate change
- urban heat island
- building policy
- sustainable buildings
- big data