This special issue of JSEE is part of the efforts by the ASME Task Force on Integrated/Sustainable Building Equipment and Systems (ISBES) to identify and evaluate challenges and opportunities for integrating sustainable equipment and systems in individual buildings and within the built environment. Specifically, the ISBES Task Force is primarily interested in fostering new technologies and strategies to enhance building energy efficiency and reduce building energy use. This new approach is proceeding on three different but very important tracks:

This first special issue is intended to motivate exchange of innovative ideas, leading-edge concepts, new technologies and devices, ongoing R&D efforts, prototype and demonstration projects, commercialization technologies and projects, and visions of the future related to various tracks of Integrated Sustainable Equipment and Systems for Buildings.

Most of the papers selected and further peer-reviewed for this special issue have been presented as part of technical sessions...

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