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Special Issue "Exploring Energy Saving and Building Thermal Comfort as a Tool to Mitigate Climate Change"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 159

Special Issue Editors

Department of Building Construction II, University of Seville, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: thermal comfort; building energy simulation; climate change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Accomplishing energy saving in buildings is essential to achieve the 2050 decarbonization goals. In order to achieve this, buildings must improve their energy performance to ensure both thermal comfort for users and a low environmental impact. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out interdisciplinary analyses of the energy saving–thermal comfort relationship in order to discover the best strategies that should be applied for energy saving and how the impact of climate change can be reduced.

The objective of this Special Issue is to analyze the importance of thermal comfort and energy saving in the built environment. The expected scope of this Special Issue includes all relevant approaches, namely concentrating on:

  • Thermal comfort in buildings;
  • Adaptive thermal comfort;
  • Natural ventilation;
  • Mixed-mode;
  • HVAC systems;
  • Energy conservation measures;
  • Energy poverty;
  • Energy saving.

The published studies will serve to broaden the existing knowledge on optimal energy saving in buildings and its implications for thermal comfort. These studies will be of great interest to researchers, architects, engineers and other technicians involved in the construction industry.

Dr. David Bienvenido-Huertas
Dr. Daniel Sánchez-García
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.


  • thermal comfort
  • energy saving
  • buildings
  • energy efficiency
  • indoor air

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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