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Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality in Buildings

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "G: Energy and Buildings".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 October 2024 | Viewed by 798

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1. Civil Engineering, Aalto University, P.O.Box. 11000, FIN-02130, Finland, Finland
2. Energy Technologies, University of Vaasa, P.O.Box 700, FIN-65101, Finland
Interests: energy efficient low carbon buildings; heat recovery technologies; demand control ventilation; heat and moisture transfer in buildings; indoor air quality; renewable energies; thermal energy storage; unconventional energy (gas hydrate; oil shale); smart cities
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School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
Interests: zero carbon building; energy efficiency building; phase change material for thermal storage; urban energy system; heating with renewable energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a call for submissions for a Special Issue of the journal "Energies" on the topic of "Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality in Buildings." This Special Issue aims to address the significant challenges and advancements in building energy consumption, carbon emission reduction, renewable energy deployment, and digitalization in the context of improving environmental quality.

In recent years, the focus on sustainable and energy-efficient buildings has intensified. It is crucial to explore innovative approaches, technologies, and strategies that can minimize energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance the environmental performance of buildings. Additionally, the digitalization of building systems and processes has emerged as a promising avenue for optimizing energy usage and improving overall sustainability.

The Special Issue invites original research papers, review articles, and case studies that encompass a broad range of topics related to energy consumption and environmental quality in buildings. Potential themes of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Building energy consumption analysis and optimization techniques.
  • Energy-efficient building design and retrofitting strategies.
  • Integration of renewable energy systems in buildings.
  • Smart and digital technologies for energy management and control.
  • Life cycle assessment and environmental impact analysis of buildings.
  • Indoor environmental quality and occupant comfort.
  • Policy frameworks and regulations promoting sustainable buildings.
  • Energy performance modeling and simulation tools.
  • Case studies on successful energy reduction initiatives in buildings.
  • Innovative approaches for monitoring and reducing carbon emissions.

We invite researchers, practitioners, and experts from various disciplines to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting their original work. Manuscripts should be submitted online through the journal's submission system, adhering to the guidelines provided on the journal's website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere, except in the case of conference proceedings papers. All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process, ensuring high scientific standards and relevance to the Special Issue's theme.

Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal as soon as they are accepted, and they will be listed together on the Special Issue's website. Energies is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by MDPI, ensuring wide visibility and accessibility of the published research.

We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions and to creating a comprehensive Special Issue that advances our understanding of energy consumption and environmental quality in buildings. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prof. Dr. Xiaoshu Lu
Prof. Dr. Qunli Zhang
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. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.

Keywords

  • energy consumption
  • environmental quality
  • building energy efficiency
  • carbon emissions
  • renewable energy deployment
  • digitalization
  • sustainable buildings
  • energy management
  • indoor environmental quality

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Sensitivity Assessment of Building Energy Performance Simulations Using MARS Meta-Modeling in Combination with Sobol’ Method
by Amin Nouri, Christoph van Treeck and Jérôme Frisch
Energies 2024, 17(3), 695; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17030695 - 31 Jan 2024
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Large discrepancies can occur between building energy performance simulation (BEPS) outputs and reference data. Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses are performed to discover the significant contributions of each input parameter to these discrepancies. Variance-based sensitivity analyses typically require many stochastic simulations, which is computationally [...] Read more.
Large discrepancies can occur between building energy performance simulation (BEPS) outputs and reference data. Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses are performed to discover the significant contributions of each input parameter to these discrepancies. Variance-based sensitivity analyses typically require many stochastic simulations, which is computationally demanding (especially in the case of the large number of input parameters involved in the analysis). To overcome these impediments, this study proposes a reliable meta-model-based sensitivity analysis, including validation, Morris’ method, multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) meta-modeling, and Sobol’ method, to identify the most influential input parameters on BEPS prediction (annual energy consumption) at the early building design process. A hypothetical building is used to analyze the proposed methodology. Six statistical metrics are applied to verify and quantify the accuracy of the model. It is concluded that the cooling set-point temperature and g-value of the window are the most influential input parameters for the analyzed case study. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality in Buildings)
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