Special Issue "Energy Conservation and Management in Buildings: Technologies, Policies and Best Practices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: renewable energy; energy conservation and management; sustainable buildings; energy policy; life cycle analysis
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The Special Issue “Energy Conservation and Management in Buildings: Technologies, Policies, and Best Practices” calls for papers around technologies, regulations and policies, and international best practices pertinent to energy conservation and management in buildings.
Buildings, being responsible for over a third of the world’s total energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, have a critical role to play in the global drive for sustainable development. Compared with industry, transportation, and agriculture, the building sector exhibits the greatest potential to save energy. Improved regulations and policies, coupled with technological advancements, are helping buildings improve their energy and environmental performance.
This Special Issue aims to cover the broader facets of energy conservation and management in buildings, with particular focus on technologies, policies, and best practices. Papers are invited on topics including, but not limiting to, sustainable and green buildings, energy saving technologies, energy auditing and monitoring, low carbon technologies, renewable energy application in buildings, zero energy buildings, building standards and regulations, sustainable building rating systems, energy retrofitting, life-cycle analysis, and life-cycle costing of buildings. Papers on these topics can have a diverse scope (i.e., scientific advancement and technology innovation, policy development and implementation, industrial and commercial practices, and case studies).
Dr. Muhammad Asif
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. Sustainability 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 1900 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.
- green building
- energy efficiency
- energy management
- energy auditing and monitoring
- renewable energy
- building integrated renewables
- building rating systems
- low carbon technologies
- life-cycle analysis
- standards and regulations
- zero energy buildings