Special Issue "Sustainable Design and Construction"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Behzad Sodagar
Lincoln School of Architecture, Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Website: http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/bsodagar
E-Mail: bsodagar@lincoln.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1522 837141
Interests: building performance analysis: lighting, solar, thermal and air flow; in situ thermal measurements and monitoring; post occupancy evaluation; sustainable planning and development; whole life cycle assessment of buildings; development of interactive design tools; renewable energy technology; carbon foot-printing; eco-refurbishment/conversion; low impact construction materials and techniques including crop based materials; aesthetic/design implications of environmental design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This co-special issue, a joint initiative by Buildings and Sustainability Journals, brings together current thinking and research on how the construction industry could achieve a sustainable built environment in an innovative and cost effective way.  The special issue is a response to the growing concerns about environmental impacts of the built environment and the urgent need for identification and development of innovative strategies and solutions for reducing our ecological footprint.

The special issue argues that in order to achieve truly sustainable buildings we need to adopt a balanced view to address all aspects of sustainability namely social, economic and environmental sustainability. It also discusses how we may achieve best practice through a holistic approach that considers all stages of building procurement, from early design stage to end of life. Contributors from architecture, planning and engineering (both academia and practice) provide a wide-ranging discussion on sustainable urban planning, design and construction. The papers submitted to this especial issue are of interest to all those involved in activities across the built environment and related sectors.

Dr. Behzad Sodagar
Guest Editor


  • sustainable design and construction
  • low carbon design
  • autonomous buildings
  • innovative construction techniques
  • intelligent technologies
  • sustainable sourcing of materials
  • renewable energies
  • whole life cycle analysis
  • carbon footprint
  • eco-refurbishment
  • design for sustainable deconstruction
  • comfort
  • sustainable neighbourhoods and cities

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Published Papers (3 papers)

Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 1256-1265; doi:10.3390/su5031256
Received: 4 December 2012; in revised form: 27 February 2013 / Accepted: 5 March 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2707-2742; doi:10.3390/su4102707
Received: 13 August 2012; in revised form: 1 October 2012 / Accepted: 4 October 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(9), 1999-2021; doi:10.3390/su4091999
Received: 29 June 2012; in revised form: 10 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 30 August 2012
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Last update: 7 August 2014

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