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Special Issue "Renewable Energy Integration and Application in Buildings for Carbon Neutrality"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 1119
Special Issue Editors
Interests: renewable energy technologies and applications in buildings; fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer to enhance building energy systems; engineered nanomaterial development towards energy smart building envelopes
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: renewable energy technologies; building energy conservation; radiative sky cooling; solar energy
Special Issue Information
In view of the rapid development of renewable energy technologies and the goal of achieving Net Zero Energy Buildings as well as the growing demand for carbon neutrality, it is crucial to provide efficient renewable energy utilization technologies for building energy saving. Accordingly, papers submitted for consideration for publication in this Special Issue should advance and disseminate the body of knowledge related to renewable energy technologies integrated with green buildings to achieve sustainable, high-performance and low-energy building systems. The Special Issue aims to serve researchers, engineers, and other stakeholders to help them keep abreast of the latest development of alternative renewable energy solutions to current building practices. Acceptable topics include original reviews of past practices, advanced and up-to-date information of current interests, or exploration of new concepts pertinent to renewable energy technologies integrated with buildings. Cutting-edge renewable energy technologies in realizing net zero energy and carbon neutrality for buildings are highly encouraged so as to promote information and knowledge exchange on the frontier scientific research, and to contribute to the sustainable development of the building industry. The Special Issue covers all aspects of science and technology concerned with renewable energy development, utilization, storage, and integration with building systems. Articles related to but not limited to the following topics are encouraged to be submitted in this Special Issue:
- Renewable energy technologies (solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, etc.) and their integration with buildings
- Green building materials
- Energy demand and management, and smart buildings
- Climate responsive architectural design
- Energy efficient building envelope and system
- Low-energy architecture
- Hydrogen and fuel cell technology integrated with buildings
- Building energy systems, conservation, and generation
- Economics of green building and cost models/methods
- Emerging technologies for sustainable facilities and infrastructure
- Full-spectrum solar energy utilization in buildings
- Thermal and electrical energy storage systems
- Radiative sky cooling technologies integrated with buildings
- Energy sharing and trading among building sectors
Note that papers should be within the scope of the “Renewable energy, sustainable buildings and carbon neutrality” and the submitted papers are encouraged to address the connections between renewable energy applications and sustainable buildings.
Prof. Dr. Lin Lu Vivien
Dr. Jianheng Chen
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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.
- renewable energy
- building energy
- energy efficiency
- energy storage
- green buildings
- building envelope
- energy flexibility and management
- sustainable infrastructure
- carbon neutrality