Special Issue on Building Decarbonization

Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities
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We invite submissions for an upcoming special issue on ‌Building Decarbonization. This special issue covers topics on the latest research focused on reducing the carbon emissions associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings. We welcome submissions from researchers in all relevant disciplines, such as architecture, urban planning, engineering, computer science, social sciences, and public health.

Building decarbonization is a key factor in the combat against climate change, considering the major role of buildings in producing global greenhouse gas emissions. Innovative solutions for reducing carbon emissions in the building sector are becoming increasingly important. This special issue seeks to feature a collection of high-quality articles that support the advancements of knowledge on minimizing buildings' carbon footprint through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and help the transition towards a more sustainable built environment. 

Topic Areas

  • Innovations in building electrification
  • Advanced heat pump systems for cold climates
  • Low carbon building design and construction strategies
  • Renewable energy integration in buildings
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks for decarbonization
  • Case studies and best practices in building decarbonization 
  • Carbon accounting and monitoring in buildings and cities
  • Climate resilience and building adaptation
  • Environmental impacts of decarbonization policies
  • Social and economic implications of building decarbonization

Special Issue Publication Dates

Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2024
Initial review completed: June 15, 2024
Publication date: November 2024

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted electronically to the journal through the ASME Journal Tool. If you already have an account, log in as an author and select Submit Paper. If you do not have an account, you can create one here

Once at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities, and then under the Special Issue field, select Special Issue on Building Decarbonization.

Papers received after the deadline or papers not selected for the Special Issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue.

Guest Editors

Hamidreza Najafi, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (hnajafi@fit.edu)

Jorge Gonzalez-Cruz, Empire Innovation Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences & Atmospheric Science Research Center, University at Albany (jgonzalez-cruz@albany.edu)

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