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Energy and Buildings: Thermal Storage, Emissions, Transports, Control and Their Effects

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699, USA
Interests: energy efficiency; using thermal mass and integrated control systems; thermal comfort; smart buildings; near zero energy buildings; effective thermal insulation systems; adaptable comfort; indoor environment
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Dr. Anna Romańska-Zapała
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Guest Editor
laboratory of Infotronics, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland
Interests: building and industrial automatics with renewable energy sources; energy efficiency in building

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The long-term renovation strategy supports the change of the national building stock into a highly efficient and decarbonized building stock by 2050 and at a cost-effective transformation of existing buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings. About 70% of the building stock of 2050 already exists today, which means that most of the energy reductions will have to be achieved by deep energy renovation of existing buildings. To increase the renovation rate, we need industrialization and modular renovation. The difference between the predicted and real energy performance can be significant. To overcome these problems, more information, results, and successful case studies targeted to nZEB renovation are needed. 

The objective of this Special Issue is a view to the next generation of building technology along with energy management. The papers in the following research fields are mostly welcomed:

(1) optimizing the passive measures before adding renewable energy sources;
(2) reduction of carbon emissions with climate change and their monitor and performance evaluation (MAPE);
(3) indoor environment and durability in building market value;
(4) hydronic systems of heating and cooling, and use of different types of heat pumps, especially water-sourced (geothermal type) heat pumps;
(5) integration of solar panels, heat pump and thermal mass (short-time storage) with long-term thermal storage;
(6) advanced zero energy (AZER) and emission (AZEM) buildings which use building automatics and control systems to optimize building field performance;
(7) finally, any type of energy co-simulation in buildings is welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Mark Bomberg
Dr. Paulo Santos
Dr. Anna Romańska-Zapała
Guest Editors

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