Special Issue "Energy Efficient City"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2016).
Interests: sustainable built environment; life cycle assessments; carbon footprinting; greenhouse gas mitigation; sustainable urban development; built environment; life cycle economics
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Special Issue in Energies: Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow
Special Issue in Sustainability: Transition towards Sustainable Urban Settlements
Cities are known to create wealth and economic growth, and to provide a platform for social activity and knowledge sharing. Already, the majority of the global population resides in cities, and the percentage is expected to further increase. This inevitably leads to increased energy demands, both through the needed infrastructure and real estate developments, and through increased energy demand within cities. At the same time, we are facing an imminent pressure to significantly cut down our energy consumption through all levels of society. This pressure calls upon cities to re-establish themselves as low-energy / low-carbon urban ecosystems.
Recently, a lively academic discourse has emerged on the issue, and this Special Issue concerning the Energy Efficient City seeks to bring the conversation further into the spotlight, and to provide a more profound understanding of the future energy requirements in urban areas. Ideally, this Special Issue will introduce concrete solutions to the grand challenge of energy efficient cities.
We welcome both conceptual and empirical study papers. Papers involving energy simulation and/or modeling are likewise welcomed. The following list of topics is in no way exhaustive, but is intended to inspire the authors’ writing. All topics relevant to the theme of the Energy Efficient City are equally welcomed. Potential topics include:
- Low-energy/low-carbon city concepts
- Energy solutions for low-carbon urban areas
- Low-energy/low-carbon urban ecosystems
- Energy efficient urban transitions
- Drivers and barriers for low-energy/low-carbon solutions
- Energy system changes in cities / urban ecosystems
Papers presenting research results with sound academic contributions and high societal impact potential are particularly welcomed.
Dr. Jukka Heinonen
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- energy efficient city
- low-carbon city
- low-energy building
- energy system
- urban ecosystem