The State-of-the-Art Technologies for Zero-Energy Buildings

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: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 287

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Malopolska Energy Efficiency Laboratory, Cracow University of Technology, 24 Warszawska Street, 31-155 Cracow, Poland
Interests: energy efficiency; climate neutrality; energy savings sustainable development
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Department of Sustainable Construction and Building Systems, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska Street 45E, 15-351 Bialystok, Poland
Interests: thermo-modernization of buildings; energy audits; energy efficiency
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Transformation of the building sector is one of the most important challenges of today's economy. Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings is an essential step for the future of our planet. This applies to both new and existing buildings. In the area of newly designed buildings, many countries have near-zero energy building standards, while many other countries are just developing such standards. A huge challenge is the thermal modernization of existing buildings, taking into account historic buildings, for which there are often no requirements for improving energy efficiency. Energy transformation of the building sector must be based on scientific analysis and experience. Only by optimizing energy, cost, and environmental impact and with optimal multi-faceted comfort can a new model for the design and construction of new-generation buildings be created. It is also important to work on new, innovative technologies, without which the ambitious goals will not be achieved.

We invite everyone to publish their research work in our Special Issue entitled "The State-of-the-Art Technologies for Zero-Energy Buildings". Your work will help in the inevitable transformation of the construction sector.

This Special Issue covers the following topics:

  • Near-zero energy buildings (nZEB standard);
  • Sustainable and green buildings, technologies and materials;
  • Life cycle assessment;
  • Renewable energy sources for buildings;
  • Heat transfer in building components;
  • Multi-faceted building comfort;
  • Energy retrofitting of buildings;
  • Improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings.

Dr. Małgorzata Fedorczak-Cisak
Dr. Beata Sadowska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • ZEB and nZEB
  • LCA
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy sources
  • comfort
  • energy retrofitting of buildings
  • historic buildings
  • carbon footprint

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