ASME to Launch New Journal Next Year

April 29, 2019

Manuscripts are now being accepted for a new journal, the ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities, which will be launched in 2020.  Authors who are interested in submitting a manuscript to be considered for the journal should submit their papers electronically via the ASME Journal web page.

The ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities is intended to be the primary, high-quality resource for dissemination of research on integrated and sustainable building equipment and systems (ISBES) for individual buildings, as well as urban centers. The main topics of the journal are related to sustainable, resilient and smart building energy systems including innovative technologies to integrate various building components, accurate energy equipment and building energy modeling tools, efficient combined heat and power, cost-effective building-specific energy storage systems (i.e., passive and active technologies), advanced optimized control strategies for operating mechanical energy systems in buildings, and grid-interactive buildings.

In addition, the journal editors will consider research dealing with new equipment, systems and methods that can enhance the resiliency of buildings associated to climate change and recurrent extreme events. The journal’s editors are particularly interested in disseminating new developments of energy efficient heating and cooling systems that are able to adapt to large variations in weather conditions especially in urban areas.

The scope of ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities will cover design, development and research of sustainable and resilient mechanical systems and equipment for buildings; building envelope technologies; smart building structures; power equipment and technologies for buildings; equipment for heating, ventilation and air conditioning; control theory and practice for buildings equipment and systems; district cooling and heating for buildings; energy engineering of high rise buildings; management of building energy loads; equipment and systems for indoor air quality; and sensor systems for building equipment and systems.

The journal will also include research related to energy harvesting for buildings and cities; smart energy systems for buildings, cities and grids; hydronics systems for buildings; fire science and fire-protection systems for buildings; simulation of building equipment and systems; elevators and building mobility systems; architecture of sustainable and resilient building equipment and systems; renewable energy systems for buildings; economics of buildings equipment and systems; and grid-interactive efficient buildings.

The editors of the new journal are Jorge E. Gonzalez, Ph.D., NOAA CREST Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The City College of New York, New York, N.Y. (U.S.A.),; and Moncef Krarti, Ph.D., P.E., professor and coordinator, Building Systems Program, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department, University of Colorado Boulder, Colo. (U.S.A.),

All submissions should be prepared in accordance with the ASME Author Guidelines and be submitted through the ASME Journal web page after selecting ‘ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities.’ Authors should note that research papers addressing performance and analysis of building systems should be submitted to ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities, while papers focusing on performance and analysis of solar energy systems should be submitted to the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.

For more information on the new ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities, visit To learn more about the ASME Journal Program, visit