Special Issue

Topic: Green Building and Carbon Reduction Research – from Buildings to Districts

A Special Issue of Carbon Footprints

ISSN 2831-932X (Online)

Submission deadline: 1 Dec 2025

Guest Editor(s)

Prof. Yuekuan Zhou

Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust, Function Hub, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), Guangdong, China.

Prof. Haoshan Ren
School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Special Issue Introduction

Green building technologies are pivotal in achieving carbon neutrality in buildings, as they offer avenues for renewable energy generation, improved energy efficiency, and energy flexibility. These technologies are not confined to individual buildings but extend to district-level applications, fostering a holistic approach to reducing carbon emissions. The objective of this Special Issue is to enhance our understanding and knowledge of green building technologies for carbon reduction, spanning from individual buildings to district or urban scales. The issue serves as a platform for researchers and practitioners to share recent advancements, best practices, and lessons learned from the integration of sustainable building technologies.

This Special Issue invites papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
● Carbon-neutral transformation/retrofit of buildings;
● Carbon reduction for buildings and communities;
● Urban decarbonization;
● Building energy flexibility;
● Solar-assisted heating/cooling;
● Building integrated photovoltaics;
● Passive cooling technologies;
● Thermal energy storage;
● Demand response control;
● Distributed energy systems.


Green building, urban decarbonization, net-zero energy building, solar energy

Submission Deadline

1 Dec 2025

Submission Information

For Author Instructions, please refer to https://www.oaepublish.com/cf/author_instructions
For Online Submission, please login at https://oaemesas.com/login?JournalId=cf&SpecialIssueId=CF240513
Submission Deadline: 12 Dec 2025
Contacts: Fiona Zhao, Assistant Editor, Fiona@oaeservice.com

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Carbon Footprints
ISSN 2831-932X (Online)


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