Special Issue "Sustainable Use of Energy in Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019
The sustainable use of energy in buildings deals with a complex group of scientific items and with several technologies, including building physics, efficient HVAC systems, and use of renewables in buildings and in the surroundings.
Since most buildings pertain to buildings stock, big effort has to be driven to (but not limited to) old buildings including historical buildings.
For this purpose, research focusing on the performance of envelope solutions (including active and adaptive systems), low temperature heating/high temperature cooling systems, efficient ventilation systems and strategies, and the use of renewable energy sources in buildings and neighborhoods (including demand-response and occupant engagement) are welcome for this Special Issue.
Your contribution may describe mathematical models, test campaigns, case-studies and technological applications in the rational use of energy in new and existing residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
I am looking forward to receiving your submissions.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michele De Carli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable use of energy in buildings
- Building envelope technologies
- Efficient HVAC systems
- Soft heating and cooling solutions
- Efficient ventilation systems and strategies
- Renewable energy sources in buildings and neighborhoods
- Occupants behavior
- Existing and new buildings
- Nearly zero energy buildings
- Plus energy buildings and districts