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Special Issue "Sustainable Building Design and Operation"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 1074
Special Issue Editors
Interests: sustainable building design and operation; building performance simulation; solar energy integration in buildings; advanced building controls
Interests: performance-based building design; sustainable and resilient built environment; design decision making; advanced building controls
Special Issue Information
Buildings play a significant role in the achievement of a decarbonized and sustainable society. Over the years, tremendous efforts have been made in sustainable building design, with the key objectives of minimizing resource consumption and creating a healthy and productive built environment for the occupants. Meanwhile, keeping the sustainable operation of buildings is also important, with requirements that include performance monitoring and tracking, preventative maintenance, and fault detection and diagnosis. Therefore, the successful practice of sustainable buildings must consider the entire building life cycle, covering the stages starting from the design, construction, and operation of the building to its termination. Sustainable buildings require a collective effort from urban planners, architects, building system deisgners, building operators and mangers, energy service providers, and occupants.
This Special Issue aims to create a platform for researchers and practioners to share the advanced developments, current good practices, and lessons learned in the pursuit of sustainable building design and operation. Studies related to the interaction and integration between building design and operation for sustainable development are especially welcome. This Special Issue is inviting papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following:
- Passive building design;
- Vernacular arichtecture;
- Sustainable building materials;
- Energy efficiency in buildings;
- Water efficiency in buildings;
- Healthy and productive indoor environments;
- Building integrated renewable energy systems;
- Approaches and tehnologies for sustainable building operation management;
- Sustainble communities;
- Building life-cycle assessment.
Dr. Weimin Wang
Dr. Atefe Makhmalbaf
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.
- passive design stratgies
- building renewable energy
- building life-cycle assessment
- sustainable building
- building operational efficiency
- resilient built environment
- building energy equity
- grid-interactive building operation