Special Issue on Energy Storage for Building Applications
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 结构与建筑技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 能源与燃料 - 3区
• 小类 : 工程：土木 - 1区
Massive research progress and societal exploitation of energy-efficiency related technologies applied to buildings showed to trigger promising results in terms of reducing peak energy demands, while enhancing their environmental sustainability and indoor comfort conditions, with increasingly competitive costs. Despite that, the built environment is still responsible for more than one third of global emissions of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, which are typically very concentrated during specific daily and seasonal peak demand times.
In this view, promising and inspiring scientific challenges are currently in progress with the purpose to conceive, develop and test new solutions for dampening down and time shifting building (electrical and thermal) energy demand. Most of these solutions take advantage of energy storage based solutions, integrated into both active and passive building systems and renewable energy technologies.
Given the complex and multidisciplinary nature of this energy/environmental issue to be faced, these worldwide research efforts are focused on proposing synergy and multidisciplinary investigations linking industrial engineering, material science, applied chemistry, building physics, architecture technology, and civil-environmental engineering with the final shared purpose to develop sensible and latent energy storage materials and systems for enhancing energy efficiency in buildings and for optimizing energy production in active systems.
The purpose of this special issue is therefore to collect such key scientific contributions and to take stock of this strategic research progress, by bridging the gap between these multidisciplinary research efforts under the common framework of fostering energy storage systems in low carbon buildings of the near future.
The main topics include, but are not limited to:
- Smart, multipurpose, multifunctional materials for sensible and latent thermal energy storage in buildings,
- Bio-inspired, bio-based, and bio-replicated storage materials and systems,
- Theoretical analysis, innovative models and simulation tools for performance assessment of storage systems in buildings,
- Testing, measurement and characterization methods of storage (electrical and thermal) materials and systems,
- Manufacturing technologies, synthesis, processing and fabrication at various scales of storage (electrical and thermal) materials and systems,
- Design, engineering process and field applications of energy storage in the built environment,
- System integration of storage systems into building envelopes and building-integrated-renewables configurations,
- Storage-based systems for mitigating indoor-outdoor microclimate,
- Intelligent predictive control strategies in buildings with energy storage system,
- Energy storage applications in smart building settlements.