Special issue on new perspectives on technology trends to reduce building energy needs

Published 27 June, 2022


Buildings account for around a third of total final energy consumption (FEC). Those levels are influenced by population growth, and the increased use of energy-intensive appliances and rising living standards in developing countries.

Five baseline scenarios of the “Shared Socio-Economic Pathway” (SSP) show a paradigm shift in building energy demand in the future: equipment, lighting and cooling needs, and space will grow, while the need for heating and cooking will decrease. To achieve these goals, the construction sector will need to adopt a range of strategies, including modern construction with carbon-free buildings, high rates of energy retrofits in old buildings, low energy behaviour, the development of innovative, energy-efficient building technologies and equipment, and the deployment of centralised and decentralised renewable energy (RES) sources.

This special issue will feature the new trend of hybrid renewable energy systems applied to building energy storage and offer a variety of solutions to meet increasing energy needs. It will also provide a more detailed physical understanding of building-integrated hybrid PVT, building envelope materials, heating and cooling systems, predicting home comfort and energy storage, and it will provide scientists with an overview of technology trends to reduce building energy needs.

Topics covered:

  • Energy efficiency in building and industry
  • Energy systems
  • Energy storage
  • Solar energy
  • Conservation, heating andcooling, buildings
  • Solar thermal power
  • Thermal comfort
  • Photovoltaic
  • Computational heat transfer in building

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 16 September 2022
  • Publication date: 1 January 2023

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select NPTTRBEN 2022 on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Rabie EL OTMANI, Sciences for Energy Laboratory LabSIPE, ENSAJ, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco. Email:elotmani.r@ucd.ac.ma
  • Prof. Abdelmjid DAYA, Department of Physics, Laboratory M3ER, FSTE, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco. Email: a.daya@fste.umi.ac.ma
  • Prof. Khalid Kandoussi, Sciences for Energy Laboratory LabSIPE, ENSAJ, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco. Email:kandoussi.k@ucd.ac.ma
  • Prof. Mohamed LOUZAZNI, Sciences for Energy Laboratory LabSIPE, ENSAJ, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco. Email:louzazni.m@ucd.ac.ma

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