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Special Issue "Quantitative Assessments for Sustainable Built Assets and Green Construction"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 220

Special Issue Editors

School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: sustainable built environment; construction; building

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The construction and operation of buildings and other types of built assets contribute to 36 percent of the global energy demand and 37 percent of energy-related CO2 emissions, while generating around 40% of the waste that ends up in landfills. These devastating impacts arise from the need for the acquisition of raw materials, and the energy required for processing, transport and recycling activities across the life cycle of construction projects as well as the operation stage (i.e., heating, cooling, lighting), maintenance, deconstruction and eventual waste treatment of built assets.

The concept of sustainable and green built assets is therefore critically important, as it encourages the design and development of a healthy built environment based on resource-efficient construction processes and ecological design. Quantitative methods enabling practitioners to measure and evaluate sustainability performance and the maturity of built assets at various dimensions are the first vital step in the transition to green construction and sustainable built assets. This Special Issue focuses on methods, processes and technologies for measuring sustainability and quantifying the social, economic and environmental impacts of built assets throughout their life cycle, aiming to provide a global platform allowing construction and civil engineering researchers to contribute to the ensuing discourse on the quantification and measurement of various aspects of sustainability within the context of built assets. Specifically, this Special Issue will provide researchers with an opportunity to: showcase emergent findings of their research on metrics and indicators of sustainability; explore innovative methodologies for establishing the maturity of sustainable practices; and quantify how built assets can benefit from various sustainability practices.

Original research articles and reviews that weave into their content an emphasis on quantitative methods and analytical techniques are highly encouraged. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Sustainability indicators, measures and metrics;
  • Life cycle assessment;
  • Cost–benefit analysis;
  • Circular economy;
  • Decision-making support;
  • Data analysis for sustainability;
  • Policy, incentives and regulations;
  • Design and construction for sustainability;
  • Building and construction management systems;
  • Construction waste management;
  • Building adaptation and retrofit;
  • Building construction codes and energy standards;
  • Deconstruction and disassembly;
  • Reducing carbon emissions and the carbon footprint;
  • Sustainable material and products.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Arezoo Shirazi
Dr. M. Reza Hosseini
Prof. Dr. Albert P. C. Chan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.


  • sustainable built assets
  • green construction
  • sustainability metrics
  • life cycle assessment
  • decision-making support

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