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Special Issue "Smart and Energy-Efficient Buildings: From Energy Modeling to Applications"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 23095
Special Issue Editor
Interests: sustainable energy technologies; built environment; energy in buildings; energy systems; renewable energy
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Special Issue Information
Buildings around the world consume about 40% of overall energy while contributing to about 36% of the CO2 emissions. Trying to meet ambitious energy and climate objectives, the majority of the countries have prioritized the building sector, highlighting the huge potential in achieving cost-effective energy savings and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions reduction. In the recent decades, huge efforts have been made and serious steps have been taken to improve the building stock energy efficiency and reduce the overall energy consumption and the corresponding greenhouse emissions, as a major step to attain the Kyoto Protocol goals and enhance energy security. With the advancement in the automation and communication technologies, the field of smart and highly energy-efficient buildings have been targeted as a major field for theoretical and experimental investigations.
To improve the overall performance of newly built and existing buildings, a huge collaborative effort between designers, consultants, politicians, researchers, and building users is needed.
This Special Issue aims at providing a compressive collection of research studies, investigations, experiments, and applications in the field of energy-efficient and smart buildings. This includes a wide range of investigations from building design, energy model development, energy system optimization, performance improvement, and actual building operation and data collection. In this regard, contributions from research institutions as well as practitioners and industrial parties are welcomed.
Prof. Muhyiddine Jradi
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- Building automation systems
- Building construction
- Building design
- Building information modelling (BIM)
- Building physics
- Commissioning and control
- Daylighting and lighting
- Developments in simulation
- Energy modelling
- Energy retrofit
- Energy storage in buildings
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Human behavior
- Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
- New software development
- Performance optimization
- Performance simulation
- Simulation at urban scale
- Simulation vs. Reality
- Smart buildings
- Sustainable buildings
- Validation, calibration and uncertainty
- Zero energy buildings (ZEB)