BSERT to dedicate special issue to decarbonisation

Deadline for submission of 200-word abstracts for CIBSE’s academic journal is 1 March 2020

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a carbon budget for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The report stated that immediate and effective action is required to reduce carbon emissions.

Cutting energy demand in buildings through improved performance will play a key role in meeting these challenges, yet little action seems to have been taken.

BSER&T wants to encourage and showcase the latest developments in the decarbonisation of buildings with a Special Issue publication.

If you have research or practice that is robust enough to form the basis of a peer-reviewed paper in the area of building decarbonisation, CIBSE’s journal BSER&T would like to hear from you.

If you are selected to contribute, you will have a maximum of 12 weeks to submit the paper. The issue is specifically looking for material that includes:
■ Low carbon building design
■ Low carbon building retrofit
■ Cost optimisation of building design
■ Heat pumps (technology development and innovative application)
■ Heat networks as a vector for building decarbonisation
■ The relationships between ventilation, airtightness, thermal comfort and energy use in highly insulated buildings
■ Insulation – new technologies or research into lesser understood effects
■ Building integrated renewables
■ Decarbonisation of heat
■ CHP in the context of grid decarbonisation
■ Grid decarbonisation
■ The performance gap and ways to mitigate it

Send an abstract of no more than 200 words, by 1 March 2020, to

A group of papers will be selected from the abstracts to form an appropriately coherent Special Issue.

We will contact you within three weeks of the closing date to let you know whether your paper will be included.

See for details of the requirements