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Energy and Buildings

  • ISSN: 0378-7788

Next planned ship date: May 8, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 6.6
  • Impact factor: 6.7

An international journal devoted to investigations of energy use and efficiency in buildings Energy and Buildings is an international journal publishing articles with explic… Read more

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An international journal devoted to investigations of energy use and efficiency in buildings

Energy and Buildings is an international journal publishing articles with explicit links to energy use in buildings. The aim is to present new research results, and new proven practice aimed at reducing the energy needs of a building and improving indoor environment quality. Energy and Buildings considers and publishes articles considerably advancing Building Science. Preference is given to practical and experimental research articles reporting considerable innovations. Articles reporting advances in theoretical and simulation methods are welcome once results are fully validated using appropriate experimental data, and so are the articles reporting application of numerical or theoretical methods for the analysis of new technology and materials and innovative designs.

Topics covered include:

Energy demands and consumption in existing and future buildings - prediction and validation

Indoor environment quality, including health and thermal comfort vis-à-vis energy

Natural, mechanical and mixed ventilation

Air distribution in buildings

Application of solar and other renewable energy sources in buildings

Energy balances in building complexes (residential, commercial, industrial, public and other buildings)

Energy efficiency improvement measures of HVAC&R and other technical systems in residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings, and semi open built spaces

Heat recovery systems in buildings

Buildings and district heating and cooling

Energy conservation in built environment

Energy efficient buildings

Building physics

Energy sustainability, resilience and climate adaptability of buildings

Evaluation and control of indoor thermal and lighting systems

Building's total performance and intelligent buildings

Links between architectural design, mechanical and lighting systems

New materials in buildings and their impact on energy demands

External and internal design conditions for energy efficient buildings

Building envelope materials and structure energy performance

Thermal energy storage and thermally active building systems - TABS

Energy performance of buildings and modeling predictive control

Zero CO2 emission - zero energy and energy plus buildings and their smart grid harmonized operation

Residential/municipal energy refurbishment and renovation

Life cycle energy efficiency of buildings and embodied energy

Architectural structure - construction energy efficiency

Energy related aspects of buildings after catastrophic events

Papers with results based on simulations are welcome but those with clear links to laboratory or field measurements are preferred. These links may include calibration, benchmarking, or comparisons of results.
Replication Studies: This journal encourages the submission of replication studies. When submitting your manuscript ensure the original study is clearly referenced, and provide a link to the original study. Replication studies should include [brief] introduction and discussion sections that succinctly report the goal of the original paper. The original paper should be the work of a different author or group of authors. For replication studies please also deposit your data in Mendeley data or another trusted repository and ensure your data is properly cited. Please refer to the section on Research data for further guidance on data deposition and citation.

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