Special Issue "Achieving a Sustainable Future Using Renewable Materials in Buildings"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Dr. Wen-Shao Chang
Sheffield School of Architecture, The University of Sheffield, UK
Interests: timber and bamboo engineering; earthquake engineering; structural analyses; smart materials and structures
The building sector is responsible for 36% of global CO2 emissions and consumes 40% of total energy worldwide. There exist several pathways to reduce the environmental impacts of building sector, one of which is to use sustainable materials, such as timber, bamboo, and other renewable materials, in construction. With growth of global economy, substantial amounts of CO2 have been emitted in the past few decades, and this is likely to continue in the foreseeable future, which has led to global warming and causes damage to our environment. The construction sector, therefore, needs to take action to rectify the current situation. Putting together these two factors has shown that there is an increasing interest and more research efforts being devoted in using renewable materials in the construction sector.
The aim of this Special Issue is to demonstrate the possibility of reducing the environmental impacts that are caused by the construction sector, and to encourage the use of sustainable materials in construction. Papers addressing how sustainable construction materials can help to achieve a more sustainable society are particularly encouraged to submit. The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
Minimizing the environmental impact using sustainable construction materials
Technologies that enhance use of sustainable construction materials more efficiently
Education of sustainability
Integrating sustainable construction materials in design
Public perception of using different construction materials
All the papers will go through rigorous reviews by experts in the field to ensure the quality of the Special Issue, those who are interested in submitting to this Special Issue, but are not sure if their works fall into the scope, are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor for clarification.
Dr. Wen-Shao Chang
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