Special Issue "Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Flexibility in Smart Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: demand side management; heat pumps; energy efficiency; renewable energy; energy transition
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On behalf of Energies, I would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue “Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Flexibility in Smart Buildings”. Buildings’ energy demand and huge energy flexibility potential make them a strategic instrument to improve the efficiency of the overall energy system. This potential impact of the built environment is not yet fully developed and exploited and we, as researchers, can contribute to increasing the general awareness on achievable benefits. In particular, energy efficiency and energy flexibility potential need to be quantified and possible means to unlock such potential need to be disclosed. Particularly relevant is research activity on devices and control strategies that make a building “behave in a smart manner”.
This Special Issue will include articles on, but not limited to, the following areas: energy efficient solutions, new refurbishment technologies, demand side management strategies, renewable energies integration, energy storage, and optimal control.
I look forward to receiving your contribution.
Prof. Alessia Arteconi
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.
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- energy efficiency
- energy flexibility
- optimal control
- demand side management
- smart buildings