Special Issue "Vegetated Roofs and Walls"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
Green or vegetated surfaces can be installed in different building surfaces: Exterior roof and walls, as well as interior walls or interior free standing structures. All of these technologies offers many potential benefits to building occupants and society beyond energy savings. Thus, the number of installed green roof and walls buildings have substantially increased worldwide in the last two decades. However, successful implementation requires careful multi-disciplinary analysis and design.
This Special Issue of Sustainability is seeking experimental and simulation papers that demonstrate latest research on:
- materials embodied energy,
- compatibility with building materials and codes,
- innovative materials that promote plant growth, reduce roof heat flux, substrate weight or water use.
It also looks for papers that critically analyze how vegetated walls and roofs affect:
- indoor air quality
- building or urban water management practices
- building heating ventilation and air conditioning systems,
- building envelope prescriptive codes, and
- hygrothermal and durability performance of the building envelope
Dr. Paulo Cesar Tabares Velasco
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Built environment
- Urban heat island effect
- Hygrothermal modeling
- Indoor air quality
- Thermal mass
- Water management
- Innovative materials
- Energy water nexus
- Energy simulations
- Laboratory experiments
- Field experiments