Special Issue "Green Building"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2014)
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
School of Construction Management and Engineering, Whiteknights, University of Reading, PO Box 219, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
Phone: +44 7711 705456
Interests: design and management of intelligent buildings; sustainable healthy buildings; environmental sensory design; green building; creating productive workplaces
Sustainable, green buildings attract a lot of attention. The language used to describe these buildings has become prolix. Buildings are complex because they comprise of many systems that are designed and managed by many professionals with different educational backgrounds. Buildings are for people and communities and they can improve the quality of life in terms of not only convenience, but also in terms of health and well-being. However, buildings do consume lots of materials, energy, and water. Also, they generate waste and can pollute, such that one needs to account for social, environmental, and economic factors to ensure that buildings reduce, reuse, and recycle resources.
We invite papers that consider innovative outlooks, case studies or research that can influence the design, management, and operation of buildings and infrastructures now and in the future. Are our ratings tools adequate? How do we deal with holistic problems? Do we need new disciplines? Can a value culture replace the traditional short-term cost tenor still prevalent in the construction industry? These, and many more questions, need consideration. Papers from a wide range of disciplines are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Article: Economic Feasibility Analysis of the Application of Geothermal Energy Facilities to Public Building Structures
Sustainability 2014, 6(4), 1667-1685; doi:10.3390/su6041667
Received: 1 March 2014; in revised form: 13 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 27 March 2014| PDF Full-text (758 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: A Multi-Objective (Energy, Economic and Environmental Performance) Life Cycle Analysis for Better Building Design
Sustainability 2014, 6(2), 602-614; doi:10.3390/su6020602
Received: 24 November 2013; in revised form: 20 January 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014| PDF Full-text (828 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 19 November 2013