Special Issue "Green Building Materials"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: building materials; energy-efficient concrete; nanomaterials in cement-based composites; structural lightweight concrete and environmental sustainability
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Green building materials are eco-friendly and are composed of renewable, rather than non-renewable resources. They offer specific benefits to the building owner and building occupants:
- Reduced maintenance/repair/replacement costs over the life of the building
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Improved occupant health and productivity
- Greater design and construction flexibility
Using green building materials promotes conservation of dwindling non-renewable resources internationally. The integration of green building materials into building projects can also help reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transport, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling, and disposal of these building industry source materials.
The followings are the topics proposed for this special issue (but not limited to):
- Renewable building materials
- Reusable or reycable building materials
- Energy-efficient building materials
- Low embodied energy building materials
- Durable building materials
- Low-VOC building materials
A/Prof. Patrick Tang
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. Buildings 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 1600 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.
- Green building materials
- Energy efficient
- Renewable materials
- Recycled materials
- Embodied energy
- Sustainable materials