Special Issue "Sustainable Built Environment: Advanced Ventilation and Energy Efficient Technologies"
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 December 2019) | Viewed by 7099
Interests: building big data analytics; building energy efficiency; HVAC control and optimization; desiccant cooling systems; thermal energy storage using phase change materials; solar photovoltaic thermal collectors
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Interests: multiscale modeling of heat and mass transfer in a built environment; ventilation techniques and optimization in underground space; porous media reconstruction and application to energy storage with phase changes or adsorption; air cycle heat pump technologies
Interests: sustainable ventilation techniques in buildings; multiphase flow dynamics in cooling systems
The building sector consumes a significant amount of global energy usage, and energy consumption in buildings will continuously increase in forthcoming years due to the rapid increase in the living standards and the wide deployment of air conditioning systems, as well as climate change. Improving energy efficiency in buildings and creating a sustainable and healthy built environment are essential to reducing global energy usage, enabling the productivity and wellbeing of occupants, and enhancing national and international energy security.
This Special Issue invites researchers to contribute original research articles and review articles on innovative approaches and solutions towards the development of a sustainable built environment with a focus on advanced building ventilation solutions and building energy-efficient technologies. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Advanced ventilation and HVAC technologies;
- Energy storage;
- Energy-efficient building design;
- Existing building refurbishment;
- Renewable energy in buildings; and
- Data analytics for improved building performance.
Assoc. Prof. Zhenjun Ma
Prof. Shugang Wang
Dr. Jihong Wang
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.
- energy efficiency
- built environment