Special Issue "Sustainable and Resource–Efficient Homes and Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)
Prof. Dr. Avi Friedman
Affordable Homes Research Group, School of Architecture, McGill University, Macdonald-Harrington Building, 815 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal H3A 2K6, Quebec, Canada
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Interests: factors which influence design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels, including user needs, construction technology, and resource efficiency
Over the past half century, homes and communities in many nations have been built with a disregard of nature, while exhausting natural resources during construction and after occupancy. A much talked-about term that casts a framework for new design thinking is sustainability. The fundamental thrust is thought processes and practices about the future consequences of present development actions.
This Special Issue looks for papers that address design of homes and communities with smaller environmental footprints and efficient resource consumption. In particular, the Guest Editor is looking for papers on active and passive heating and cooling systems, healthy indoor environments, energy-efficient windows, net-zero buildings, sustainable building materials selection, water recycling and efficiency, waste management and disposal, xeriscaping, edible landscapes and green roofs.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Dr. Avi Friedman
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.
- Active and passive heating and cooling systems;
- healthy indoor environments;
- energy-efficient windows; net-zero buildings;
- sustainable building materials selection;
- water recycling and efficiency;
- waste management and disposal;
- edible landscapes and green roofs