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Developing advanced building technologies is crucial for global energy savings and environmental protection: approximately 40% of the world's energy is consumed, and more than 30% of the world's greenhouse gases are emitted by buildings.

Energy consumption in buildings is always closely related with ...

Developing advanced building technologies is crucial for global energy savings and environmental protection: approximately 40% of the world's energy is consumed, and more than 30% of the world's greenhouse gases are emitted by buildings.

Energy consumption in buildings is always closely related with the desired built environment. To develop and design sustainable green buildings, active building design, passive building design and building-integrated renewable energy technologies are encouraged.

This Research Topic aims to present the current state-of-the-art progress and trends in advanced building technologies related to energy and built environment. The original experimental studies, numerical simulations and reviews in all aspects of energy saving and built environment are welcome to be submitted to this Research Topic.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Building passive design, such as architectural design, green building materials, etc.,
- Building-integrated renewable energy, including building integrated photovoltaic system, building-integrated wind turbines,
- Ventilation and indoor environmental quality in buildings,
- New and advanced energy saving technologies in buildings,
- Sustainable urban systems and design.


Keywords: Building technology, air conditioning, ventilation, renewable energy, energy saving, environmental protection, built environment


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