Special Issue "Green Deal in Construction and Building Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
2. CONICET, LMNI, INTECIN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interests: mesoscale; microscale; multiscale; cohesive-frictional materials; energy; sustainability; PCM; thermal energy storage
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Interests: multi-scale modelling; ceramic and cementitious materials; nanophysics; green chemistry; sustainability; energy storage
The European Green Deal published by the EU Commission in December 2019 aims to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent. Significant amounts of energy and mineral resources (i.e., sand, gravel, binders, steel, etc.) are needed for constructing new buildings and/or retrofitting existing ones. Buildings account for 40% of energy consumption, and the requested annual renovation rate of the existing building stock increased from 0.4% to 1.2% in the EU member states. In this context, innovations in the construction sector and related research efforts on making buildings more energy efficient, eco-friendly, sustainable, and adopting low-carbon materials have become the major challenge for scientists.
This Special Issue entitled “Green Deal in Construction and Building Materials” aims to collect the current state of the art and novel advances on the relevant topics that characterize the research field of sustainability in construction and building materials (CBMs). Thus, it will collect current advances from physical, chemical, biological, life-cycle assessment, engineering, and materials science perspectives on synergistic approaches and research results related to sustainable and carbon-neutral CBMs.
The emphasis of this Special Issue will be on collecting fundamental studies, experimental research, numerical approaches, analytical tools, design guidelines, and review studies dealing with eco-friendly, carbon-neutral, and green materials for constructions and buildings. With this collection, we hope to hugely stimulate and spread the latest knowledge on Green Deal in Construction and Building Materials. It will be a basis for new ideas on the various topics for young investigators and leading experts in the field of materials science and engineering.
Dr. Antonio Caggiano
Dr. Jorge S. Dolado
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.
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- air cleaning
- CO2 emission
- CO2 storage in materials
- CO2 reduction
- eco-friendly materials
- energy harvesting
- energy efficiency
- energy reductions
- energy-saving materials
- energy storage
- energy transformations
- green buildings
- functional nanocomposites
- health and thermal comfort
- heating and cooling
- heat recovery systems
- intelligent energy-saving materials
- life-cycle assessment
- natural components
- multi-scale and multi-physics modelling
- phase change materials
- piezoelectric materials
- renewable energy resources
- reuse of industrial wastes and by-products
- self-healing materials
- smart materials
- sustainable binders
- sustainable materials
- thermal energy storage
- zero CO2 emissions