Energy and Buildings is an international journal publishing articles with explicit links to energy use in buildings. The aim is to present new research results, and new proven practice aimed at reducing the energy needs of a building and improving indoor environment quality. Energy and Buildings considers and publishes articles considerably advancing Building Science. Preference is given to practical and experimental research articles reporting considerable innovations. Articles reporting advances in theoretical and simulation methods are welcome once results are fully validated using appropriate experimental data, and so are the articles reporting application of numerical or theoretical methods for the analysis of new technology and materials and innovative designs.

Topics covered include:

  • Energy demands and consumption in existing and future buildings - prediction and validation
  • Indoor environment quality, including health and thermal comfort vis-à-vis energy
  • Natural, mechanical and mixed ventilation
  • Air distribution in buildings
  • Application of solar and other renewable energy sources in buildings
  • Energy balances in building complexes (residential, commercial, industrial, public and other buildings)
  • Energy efficiency improvement measures of HVAC&R and other technical systems in residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings, and semi open built spaces
  • Heat recovery systems in buildings
  • Buildings and district heating and cooling
  • Energy conservation in built environment
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Building physics
  • Energy sustainability, resilience and climate adaptability of buildings
  • Evaluation and control of indoor thermal and lighting systems
  • Building's total performance and intelligent buildings
  • Links between architectural design, mechanical and lighting systems
  • New materials in buildings and their impact on energy demands
  • External and internal design conditions for energy efficient buildings
  • Building envelope materials and structure energy performance
  • Thermal energy storage and thermally active building systems - TABS
  • Energy performance of buildings and modeling predictive control
  • Zero CO2 emission - zero energy and energy plus buildings and their smart grid harmonized operation
  • Residential/municipal energy refurbishment and renovation
  • Life cycle energy efficiency of buildings and embodied energy
  • Architectural structure - construction energy efficiency
  • Energy related aspects of buildings after catastrophic events
Papers with results based on simulations are welcome but those with clear links to laboratory or field measurements are preferred. These links may include calibration, benchmarking, or comparisons of results.
Replication Studies: This journal encourages the submission of replication studies. When submitting your manuscript ensure the original study is clearly referenced, and provide a link to the original study. Replication studies should include [brief] introduction and discussion sections that succinctly report the goal of the original paper. The original paper should be the work of a different author or group of authors. For replication studies please also deposit your data in Mendeley data or another trusted repository and ensure your data is properly cited. Please refer to the section on Research data for further guidance on data deposition and citation.

Editorial board


  • Jianlei Niu
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Mattheos Santamouris
    University of Athens, Athens, Greece


  • Hashem Akbari
    Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Manuela Almeida
    University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
  • Christopher Chao
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Richard de Dear
    Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Karim Ghazi Wakili
    IABP, Institute of Applied Building Physics, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Tianzhen Hong
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA
  • Panagiota Karava
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Dionysia (Denia) Kolokotsa
    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
  • Tilmann Kuhn
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE), Freiburg, Germany
  • Roberto Lamberts
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Z. John Zhai
    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Li-Zhi Zhang
    South China University of Technology, Wushan, Guangzhou, China
  • Yinping Zhang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Former Editors

  • F.S. Higgs
    Brosis Innovations, Inc., Carmel Valley, California, USA
  • A. Meier
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • S. Selkowitz
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Editorial Board

  • Francis Allard
    Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
  • Fabrizio Ascione
    Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • Godfried Augenbroe
    Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • William Bahnfleth
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Constantinos A. Balaras
    National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Stefan Bouzarovski
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
  • Harry Boyer
    Université de La Réunion, Le Tampon, France
  • Henrik Brohus
    Aalborg University, Aalborg East, Denmark
  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain
  • Wongee Chun
    Jeju National University, Jeju, The Republic of Korea
  • Francesco Fiorito
    Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Robert Gavriliuc
    Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania
  • Christian Ghiaus
    INSA de Lyon, France
  • Rajat Gupta
    Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, UK
  • Jan Hensen
    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Arif Hepbasli
    Yaşar University, Izmir, Turkey
  • Taehoon Hong
    Yonsei University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • Christian Inard
    Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle cedex 1, France
  • Ollie Jay
    The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Yi Jiang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Karel Kabele
    Technical University Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Essam Khalil
    Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Azra Korjenic
    Technische Universität Wien, Austria
  • Jarek Kurnitski
    Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Chengwang Lei
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Ronnen Levinson
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Yuguo Li
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Zhengrong Li
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Noam Lior
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Sylvie Lorente
    INSA Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • Ardeshir Mahdavi
    Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
  • John Mardaljevic
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, UK
  • Alberto Muscio
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Fergus Nicol
    Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
  • Peter Novak
    Energotech Ltd, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Baris Özerdem
    Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey
  • Riccardo Paolini
    UNSW Australia, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Agis Papadopoulos
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessalonki, Greece
  • Anna Laura Pisello
    Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • Brian Rock
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Chandra Sekhar
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Carey Simonson
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Veronica Soebarto
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australia, Australia
  • Hiroshi Takebayashi
    Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
  • Shin-ichi Tanabe
    Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kwok Wai Tham
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Aris Tsangrassoulis
    University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, Greece
  • Andreas Wagner
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • LiangZhu Wang
    Concordia University, Canada
  • Xudong Yang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Hiroshi Yoshino
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Chang-Ying Zhao
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Michele Zinzi
    ENEA, Rome, Italy
  • Stamatis Zoras
    University of Derby, Derby, UK

Honorary Editor

  • B. Todorovic
    University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia