Special Issue "Sustainable Smart Cities and Society Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Shen Wei
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Guest Editor
The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London, London WC1E7HB, UK
Interests: intelligent buildings; occupant behaviour and comfort; thermal storage; renewable energy
Dr. Chen Shuqin
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Guest Editor
College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: district energy planning; sustainable buildings
Dr. Wang Yaran
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Guest Editor
School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300000, China
Interests: smart energy system; numerical simulation and optimization of sustainable urban energy system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the continuous deterioration of the global warming, reducing carbon emissions from human activities has become an extremely urgent task to solve, aiming to finally achieve a sustainable development of our cities and society. Builldings, as a widely acknowledged major energy consumer in our society, can definitely make significant contributions to this task.

In the past decades, many scholars have dedicated themselves in delivering low-energy buildings, which can be achieved from various aspects, such as developing more energy-efficient systems, utilizing renewable energy and promoting more energy-efficient/smart behaviour. Additionally, relevant regulations for building design will also promote the progression of delivering low-energy buidings in our society. Beyond these, a better understanding on how individual building can better fit in a larger scale, such as a community or a city, is also highly required.

This Special Issue focuses on recent research in developing low-energy buildings that will contribute to achieving sustainable/smart cities and society. The scope includes the above mentioned topics, with both research articles and review articles are welcome. The aim of this issue is to provide an interactive platfrom for researchers in relevant areas to share their current ideas, and to promote the speed of achieving sustainable cities/society from buildings.

Dr. Shen Wei
Dr. Chen Shuqin
Dr. Wang Yaran
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • sustainable buildings
  • energy efficient system
  • renewable energy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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