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Special Issue "Future Prospects in Life Cycle Assessment and Green Building"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 2408
Special Issue Editor
Interests: green building; life-cycle assessment; green architecture; green building materials; green rating systems; urban green infrastructures
Special Issue Information
It is our pleasure to announce a new Special Issue, "Future Prospects in Life Cycle Assessment and Green Building”, of the journal Sustainability. It is well known that the terms "life cycle assessment" (LCA) and "green building" were introduced in the second half of the 20th century. Despite the fact that LCA became widespread in green buildings at the beginning of the 21st century, there are nevertheless scientific areas that still require intensive research. In this context, this Special Issue aims to attract original, high-quality articles and reviews on the implementation of LCA in green buildings.
Prospective authors may submit contributions dealing with, but not limited to, the following:
- At the level of building materials: the replacement of individual components of cement/concrete/reinforced concrete with waste or by-products.
- At the building structural level: the replacement of a reinforced concrete structure with a wooden one.
- At the non-structural level: the examination of a longer life of non-structural components to mitigate maintenance activities.
- At the envelope level: the examination of the impact of green walls, green roofs, photovoltaic systems, and differing architectural forms for reducing building operating energy.
- At the urban level: the current trend of urban green infrastructure planning using LCA in modern architecture and urban planning.
- The wide use of LCA in historical/heritage building energy retrofits and the seismic retrofitting of existing buildings.
- The analysis of, for example, LEED or BREEAM projects in terms of the “triple bottom line” and LCA.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Svetlana Pushkar
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- building energy-simulation
- energy retrofitting
- green architecture
- green cement
- green concrete
- green rating systems
- recycled aggregates
- seismic retrofitting