Special Issue "17th CIRIAF National Congress—Energy–Environmental Sustainability and Seismic Retrofit of Built Heritage"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
CIRIAF (the Inter-University Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli)” is a research center, based out of the University of Perugia, which promotes interdisciplinary and international research activities in the fields of environmental pollution, and its health and socio-economic effects, sustainable development, renewable and alternative energy, energy planning, sustainable mobility. More than one hundred professors from about 20 different Italian and foreign universities are involved in the activities of the center.
The CIRIAF National Congress, at its seventeenth edition in 2017, has become, over time, an important event for welcoming researchers and experts (engineers, physicists, chemists, architects, medical doctors, economists, and policy makers) coming, not only from the academic world, but also from public institutions such as ministries, environmental agencies and local authorities. The annual meeting in Perugia is an opportunity to discuss the issues related to Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development.
The 17th Congress, which took place in the ancient fortress of S. Apollinare–Marsciano (Perugia) on 6–7 April, 2017, represented a quite successful dissemination event. Eighty-eight papers were presented during the congress, divided into the following sessions, according to the congress tradition of multidisciplinary interest:
- Energy and environmental refurbishment of existing buildings and historic heritage
- Seismic retrofit, sustainability and rehabilitation of building heritage
- Innovative materials and building technologies
- Building diagnosing and monitoring
- Sustainability and building energy–environmental certification protocols
- Circular design and lifecycle analysis
- Resilience of cultural heritage to natural disasters
- Bio-refineries and energy–environmental sustainability of biomass
- Interrupted Landscapes: Drawing, relief, design after the disaster
As usual, the ceremony of the “Mauro Felli” award took place during the congress. The award, established to honor the memory of the founder and first director of CIRIAF, is aimed at recognizing promising young scientists, Ph.D. students or researchers who carried out research activities in the fields of pollution from physical agents, and effects of environmental pollution on humans or related issues.
Thanks to the agreement with the international publishing house MDPI, we are glad to introduce a Special Issue of Sustainability containing the best papers dealing with environmental and sustainable development issues, presented at the congress.
The Special Issue will include only selected papers presented at the congress, as invited by the Scientific Committee, and after successfully finalizing the peer revision process of the journal.
Prof. Andrea Nicolini
Dr. Anna Laura Pisello
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- sustainable development
- circular engineering design
- energy efficiency
- environmental impact
- cultural heritage resilience
- smart materials
- life cycle assessment