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Special Issue "Frontiers in Sustainable Architecture and Environmental Sustainability"
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 1060
Special Issue Editors
Interests: low-carbon /zero energy building; human-centered intelligent building
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Special Issue Information
1）Introduction, including scientific background and highlighting the importance of this research area.
Unfortunately, disasters and calamities related to climate change are becoming a daily occurrence at a global scale, threatening the welfare of lifeforms of all kinds. After a relatively long debate and discussion, Anthropocene has become a recognized categorization to explain the root cause of such planetary deformation and deterioration in the recent history of Planet Earth. The co-existence of humans and their activities has created more harm than benefits for the ecology and environment since the industrial revolution in the mid 19th Century. As a result, nations have united to actively curtail greenhouse gas, which is the culprit of planetary destruction. The concept of carbon neutrality has been adopted as a priority for the 197 member nations of the UN.
Implementation plans have been established on two tiers: Year 2030 and Year2050/60 phasing, targeting peak emission and neutrality emission, in order to guide the national progress of the developed and developing nations in the next few decades. For the researchers and practitioners in the architecture and building discipline, the so called post-Anthropocene is thus launched by tagging design construction and operation of buildings and cities with carbon and energy as the primary indicators. Low carbon and zero energy have rebranded the construction of green architecture.
2）Aim of the Special Issue and how the subject relates to the journal scope.
Creating low-carbon and zero-energy buildings and cities with reference to the two-tier timeframe for carbon peak and carbon neutrality is the foremost challenge for both researchers and practitioners of architectural design, construction and operation of buildings and cities worldwide. The themes of this Special Issue are aimed at invoking ideas from fellow researchers and practitioners as well as other stakeholders in allied disciplines.
3.1 Carbon reduction as a design initiative in the initial design stage;
3.2 Carbon reduction as a design initiative in detailed design stage;
3.3 Carbon reduction as an initiative in the construction stage;
3.4 Carbon reduction as an initiative in the building operating stage;
3.5 The application of smart technologies for the above 3.1 to 3.4;
3.6 Empirical research targeting human data for intelligent and automated applications;
3.7 A study of how carbon reduction affect and shape user behaviors;
3.8 A study of how carbon reduction is addressed in building codes and performance assessment tools.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Stephen Siu Yu Lau
Prof. Dr. Yue Fan
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- low carbon building
- zero energy building
- human-centric intelligent building
- low carbon city and community