Energy Performance in Sustainable Architecture Design

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2025 | Viewed by 112

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School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow G4 0BA, UK
Interests: energy efficiency design; passive solar design; energy benchmarking; daylighting design; energy simulation; whole-life costing; renewable energy; sustainable design
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Buildings contribute to significant carbon emissions around the world. In an effort to reduce carbon emission in the sector, sustainable architecture designs have been widely implemented in the building sector. A wide range of sustainable building designs have emerged in the past around the world to mitigate the environmental challenges in various regions. However, co-ordinations and more detailed studies are urgently required to ascertain the effectiveness of each of these architecture measures/ designs in achieving their aims, i.e., reducing environmental impact. Energy consumption in the building sector has been highly regarded as a key issue to be addressed. The move from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources for implementation in buildings has been recognized as a way of improving the energy performance and environmental aspect of built environments.

This Special Issue aims to extend the analysis on the energy performance of various types of sustainable architecture design measures by focusing discussions on the following areas (among others):

  1. State of the art of sustainable architecture designs and technological measures;
  2. Energy-efficient passive design approaches;
  3. Sustainable building materials;
  4. Whole-life cycle analysis;
  5. Experimental and simulation analysis of designs/measures;
  6. Sustainable architecture designs for all types of building applications;
  7. Energy performance studies of designs/measures.

Dr. Ingliang Wong
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • building energy
  • sustainable building
  • architecture design
  • energy performance
  • energy efficiency 
  • sustainable design
  • sustainable architecture 
  • energy consumption 
  • renewable energy 
  • built environment
  • building material

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