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Special Issue "Energy in Construction and Building Materials, Volume II"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 235

Special Issue Editor

Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
Interests: sustainability in construction and building materials; recycling; smart materials; smart buildings; energy-saving; green buildings; eco-friendly materials; nearly zero-energy buildings; energy efficiency; energy storage; phase change materials; renewable energy resources; zero CO2 emissions; CO2 storage in materials; modeling; multiscale; multiphysics; micro- and meso-scale
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Improving energy efficiency with construction and building materials represents one of the key challenges in the recent research and developments of the international community. Innovations in the construction sector are seeking breakthrough answers using smart and intelligent materials, energy-saving concepts, and cost-effective solutions, in order to ultimately reach technologies with zero CO2 emissions.

Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to explore the current state of the art, new ideas, and novel developments in the relevant topics that link energy efficiency to construction and building materials. A wide range of research outputs on various topics, which are contributing to an enhanced energy efficiency and a sustainable use of materials for residential and non-residential buildings, is expected.

The emphasis of this Special Issue will be on collecting fundamental studies, experimental research, numerical approaches, analysis tools, design guidelines, and so on, for energy-efficient materials and construction. It is the ambition of this Issue to hugely stimulate and spread the latest knowledge on energy and construction and building materials. It will be a basis for new ideas on the various topics for young investigators as well as leading experts in the field of materials science and engineering.

Dr. Antonio Caggiano
Guest Editor

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  • energy saving with materials
  • energy efficiency
  • energy harvesting
  • energy storage
  • energy sustainability
  • energy transformations
  • health and thermal comfort
  • heating and cooling
  • heat recovery systems
  • building physics for materials
  • insulation passive and active systems
  • intelligent energy-saving materials
  • multi-scale and multi-physics modeling
  • piezoelectric materials
  • phase change materials
  • renewable energy resources
  • smart materials
  • thermal energy storages
  • zero CO2 emissions
  • CO2 storage in materials

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