Special Issue "Energy Efficiency, Savings and Storage in Buildings Combined with Advanced Energy Systems and Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2020).
Interests: combustion and heterogeneous systems and processes; compartment fires; energy efficiency; savings and storage in buildings combined with advanced energy systems and materials; multicriteria assessment and life cycle analysis for techno-economic, social and environmental impact analysis of energy systems
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It is well understood that the transformation of building stock into highly energy efficient and decarbonized nearly zero-energy buildings is conceptually linked to two major interacting matters: a) building characteristics, occupancy, and demand patterns, e.g., type/age of construction, architectural-climatic parameters, building envelop thermal performance, b) maximizing the local penetration of renewable energy (RE) systems depending on their availability and ability to follow building load and demand variations. Last but not least, the availability of schemes for RE acceptance at the community and building level, turning users from energy consumers to prosumers is of high importance.
The purpose of this Energies (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies) Special Issue on “Energy Efficiency, Savings and Storage in Buildings Combined with Advanced Energy Systems and Materials” is to publish a set of research articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative concepts that combine the above aspects, to fulfil the maximum building energy demands meeting long-term and changing needs and requirements of building users.
We are inviting original works for peer-review and possible publication, presenting combinations of materials and systems capable of fulfilling the electrical, thermal, and cooling demands of low-energy consumption buildings (i.e., well-insulated buildings with minimal thermal losses through the envelope). Manuscripts combining experimental implementation with theoretical calculations and techno-economic assessment are encouraged.
Prof. Maria Founti
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 2000 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.
- Existing and new buildings
- Renewable energy systems
- Thermal-electrical storage
- Advanced insulation materials/components/systems
- Control systems
- Techno-economic assessment
- Experimental validation