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Special Issue "Towards Zero Emission and Energy Intelligent Buildings"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2022) | Viewed by 2927
Special Issue Editors
Interests: energy systems modeling; co-benefits assessment of climate change mitigation strategies; hybrid renewable energy systems; energy systems integration
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Interests: thermodynamics; applied physics; life and evolution in Nature; constructal law
Special Issue Information
As the world population increases and the pace of urbanization continues unabated, the construction of smart cities with large commercial and residential buildings is expected to accelerate. Flexibility, efficiency, and sustainability are required in the technological structures that are responsible for the advancement of society. The concept of zero-emission and smart buildings, which involves the incorporation of sensors and big data and utilizes renewable and clean energy sources, promises to usher in a new age of urban energy efficiency. The path to this opportunity is traced in recent advances with constructal theory and design. On the way to zero-emission smart buildings, several challenges must be addressed. Improving the comfort level of residents is associated with the use of large amounts of energy, and this stresses the need for establishing a balance between quality of life and energy savings in buildings.
This Special Issue aims to introduce research methodologies and case studies that address the topics related to smart, healthy, zero-emission grid-interactive efficient buildings, and real-world applications.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Evaluation of technologies related to energy efficiency and flexibility in smart buildings;
- Advanced control schemes for demand flexibility in buildings;
- Artificial intelligence in smart buildings;
- IoT smart buildings;
- Hybrid renewable residential microgrids;
- Zero-emissions buildings;
- Efficient measures for reducing building-related carbon emissions;
- Building design with constructal theory.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Hooman Farzaneh
Prof. Dr. Adrian Bejan
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.
- smart building
- energy efficiency
- constructal theory
- artificial Intelligence
- zero carbon emission