Special Issue "Energy Sustainability in the Building Sector"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: energy sustainability; designing and optimization of thermal systems; computational heat transfer
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As one of the largest energy consumer sectors, buildings are key to a sustainable future. The research and development of approaches, materials, and tools that can significantly improve building energy efficiency and allow for effective on-site power generation using renewable sources can pave the way for net-zero energy buildings. Although, in recent years, numerous studies have been conducted addressing different aspects of building energy efficiency, there are still many un-answered questions that need to be discussed, particularly for developing cost-effective methods and materials for net-zero energy buildings, optimal whole building efficiency, the effective integration of retrofit options with a quick return on investment and smart building management systems, as well as their interactions with energy end users and grids. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect research articles with a focus on energy sustainability in the building sector. Special (but not exclusive) focus will be put on the following topics:
- Energy, environmental, and cost analysis of net-zero energy buildings for different types of buildings and climate zones
- Innovative and efficient systems for building energy end users, such as HVAC, water heaters, and lighting
- Energy efficient and innovative building envelopes
- Whole building efficiency (new or retrofits)
- Smart building energy management systems
Dr. Hamidreza Najafi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- building energy efficiency
- building energy systems
- net-zero energy
- energy management system and renewable energy