Special Issue "Integrated Sustainable Building Design, Construction and Operation"
A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019
Dr. Fitsum Tariku
Building Science Centre of Excellence, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, BC, Canada
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Interests: advanced and sustainable building materials; high-performance building envelope systems; whole-building performance optimization and decision-making; novel building technologies integration; net-zero building design and operation
Dr. Emishaw Iffa
Buildings consume nearly 40% of the world energy according to International Energy Agency (IEA) and the demand is growing continuously. Moreover, buildings are also responsible for the considerable amount of greenhouse gas emissions, raw material and water use, and landfill waste. An integrated sustainable building design approach helps in creating efficient ways of using resources such as energy, raw materials and water. Sustainable buildings also create an improved indoor environmental quality and sustainable environment. This Special issue on sustainable building design focuses on bringing original research and literature reviews from different areas related to building design, construction, operation, retrofitting and practices of sustainability. Manuscript submissions in the areas mentioned as keywords below are highly encouraged.
Dr. Fitsum Tariku
Dr. Emishaw Iffa
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schroepfer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- advanced and sustainable building materials
- high-performance building envelope
- whole building performance
- moisture management
- indoor environmental quality
- building operations and control systems
- intelligent building systems
- net zero buildings
- carbon neutral buildings
- life cycle assessment
- climate-responsive design optimization and integration
- advanced and sustainable design methods and building processes