Special Issue "Selected Papers from Building A Better New Zealand (BBNZ 2014) Conference"


A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. George Baird
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/architecture/staff/george-baird.aspx
E-Mail: george.baird@vuw.ac.nz
Phone: +64 4 463 6231
Fax: +64 4 463 6204
Interests: building performance; users’ perceptions of buildings; user performance benchmarks; low energy design and operation; internal environments of buildings; sustainable and regenerative systems

Guest Editor
Ms. Lois Easton
Programme Manager, Beacon Pathway, Auckland, New Zealand
Website: http://www.beaconpathway.co.nz
E-Mail: loise@beaconpathway.co.nz

Guest Editor
Mr. Adrian Bennett
Principal Advisor Building Science, Building System Performance, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand
Website: http://www.mbie.govt.nz
E-Mail: adrian.bennett@mbie.govt.nz

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will include expanded academic papers selected from the forthcoming BBNZ 2014 Conference.

The conference is to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 3rd to 5th September 2014 and will cover the following themes:

  • Achieving Better Buildings
  • Improving the Performance of Materials
  • Improving the performance of existing buildings
  • Sustainability
  • Productivity
  • Meeting New Zealanders’ housing needs
  • Building better cities and communities

For further information, please visit: http://www.buildingabetternz.co.nz.

Prof. Dr. George Baird
Ms. Lois Easton
Mr. Adrian Bennett
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 13 October 2014

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