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Special Issue "Advanced Research on Low Carbon Buildings Design and Energy Efficiency"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 87

Special Issue Editors

School of Energy Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: building energy saving; data center efficient cooling technology; model predictive control in building system; virtual sensor calibration
School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing 411189, China
Interests: optimal design method for low carbon buildings; renewable energy application for buildings; grid-interactive efficient buildings
Department of Global Smart City, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
Interests: building science; digitalization and energy; in situ virtual sensing; information fusion in buildings; self-evolving building systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The building sector consumes 40% of energy from primary sources and contributes to 36% of greenhouse gases emissions; thus, it plays an important role in energy usage, raising environmental concerns. However, with people's continuous demand for a healthy and comfortable living environment, carbon emissions in the building field will continue to increase. Therefore, promoting green and low-carbon development in this area is the key strategy to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.

This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent advances in low-carbon research with a focus on buildings design and energy efficiency. This issue welcomes original research article and reviews. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Modeling and design method for net-zero carbon buildings;
  • Renewable energy utilization for low-carbon buildings;
  • Carbon emission calculation method for low-carbon buildings;
  • Energy efficiency renovation methods for existing buildings;
  • Roadmap for net-zero carbon buildings;
  • Sustainable and green architecture design;
  • Demand-based control and optimization;
  • Modelling, control and optimization for building energy systems;
  • Simulation model and sensor calibration methods;
  • Artificial intelligence for building integrated renewable energy systems.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Jiaqiang Wang
Dr. Linfeng Zhang
Dr. Sungmin Yoon
Guest Editors

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. 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 2200 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.


  • building energy saving
  • low-carbon buildings
  • building integrated renewable energy systems
  • building system control and optimization

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