HVAC Research in Built Environment

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: closed (20 April 2024) | Viewed by 295

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Interests: low carbon building energy system; multi-energy complementary integrated energy system; renewable energy utilization technology; hybird ventilation technique; indoor air quality

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Guest Editor
School of Architecture and Planning, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Interests: building simulation; intelligent building; built environment control; building energy saving
School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China
Interests: radiator heating and cooling; thermal comfort

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  can provide system support for building thermal environments and air quality environments. Building energy efficiency and energy systems, thermal environments and thermal comfort, indoor air quality and human health are the key issues in the field of HVAC research.  With the increasing demand for reducing building energy consumption and carbon emissions, achieving the goal of green and low-carbon buildings requires more efficient energy-saving technologies and low-carbon energy systems in buildings, including passive and active energy saving. Meanwhile, with the continuous improvement in people's living standards and in working environments, it is very important to determine reasonable thermal comfort requirements, and the building thermal environments need to meet people's these requirements under different environmental conditions. In addition, the main environmental exposure of most people is indoors, especially indoor air pollution exposure. Efficient control of this and improving indoor air quality are the fundamental ways to protect the health of personnel. In the above aspects, from the perspective of energy saving, carbon reduction, and ensuring people's health and comfort needs, the HVAC research field needs to further develop more efficient building energy-saving technologies and indoor environment construction methods.

The main aim of this Special Issue is to explore the recent developments of HVAC research in built environments. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • New building energy-saving technology;
  • Low- or zero-carbon building energy system;
  • Building thermal environments;
  • Indoor thermal comfort and thermal adaptation;
  • Efficient indoor air pollution control technology;
  • Indoor air quality and human health.

Dr. Jun Wang
Prof. Dr. Rongpeng Zhang
Dr. Dong Liu
Guest Editors

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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.


  • building energy efficiency
  • low-carbon energy system
  • renewable energy utilization
  • indoor thermal environment
  • indoor thermal comfort
  • building ventilation
  • indoor air quality

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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