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Special Issue "Energy Flexibility as a Component in Sustainable and Resilient Building Design"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 274

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Anna Marszal-Pomianowska
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Guest Editor
Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: energy efficiency; cost-optimality; zero-energy buildings; buildings’ interaction with the energy system
Dr. Kim B. Wittchen
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Guest Editor
Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: energy conservation and optimization; energy regulation; zero-energy buildings; HVAC systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Buildings of the future will be an active and integrated part of the energy system by reducing energy demands and providing flexibility services vital to successful decarbonisation of the energy system. In order for this vision to prove true, rethinking the building, both as a building project and as part of the energy system, will be required.

This Special Issue is especially focused on empirical studies and demonstration case studies on how the energy flexibility of a building or community can be activated, controlled, and utilized to enhance end-user experience, improve energy efficiency, and solve operational bottlenecks in energy infrastructure. This Special Issue could also include work on new methods and tools that facilitate the design and operation of next-generation energy flexible buildings and/or communities.

Assoc. Prof. Anna Marszal-Pomianowska
Dr. Kim B. Wittchen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Energy flexible building
  • Sustainable building design
  • Resilient building design
  • Energy efficiency
  • Demonstration
  • End-user experience
  • Energy storage in buildings
  • Load shifting
  • Fuel-switching

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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