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Special Issue "Building Sustainability within a Smart Built Environment"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2024 | Viewed by 2153
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: sustainabile architectural design; energy efficiency buildings; environmental design; smart buildings; biophilic architecture; sustainability within BIM; LEED in BIM; smart lighting design; human comfort
Interests: automation and control energy engineering; artificial intelligence; hybrid modeling HVAC systems
Interests: sustainable construction and building materials; smart buildings; energy efficiency
Special Issue Information
Climate change is the biggest problem we face today. The built environment and energy efficient structures are essential to stop climate change. Structures, buildings, and construction are responsible for around 40% of all air pollutants and energy use. One of the most important considerations about the human living environment in the building is how the living space affects the well-being of the users. Good spatial design results in a less stressful and more productive environment. Room users should feel comfortable and quiet in their physical work environment to produce their best work. Comfort aspects include personal factors, health and well-being, thermal comfort, interior air quality, visual comfort, etc. The "built environment" process embraces mental and physical health, where it works with the interdisciplinary field that addresses the design, construction, management, and use of these environments as an interrelated whole.
This theme aims to take a holistic approach to the opportunities that digitalization can bring and catalyze the diffusion of new opportunities and business models across the sector.
This theme includes the concepts, theories, and practical experiences regarding the sustainable smart built environment, which cover the energy efficiency problems for the built environment, smart buildings, and cities. The idea of sustainability, also known as ecological design, is concerned with ensuring that our use of currently available resources does not adversely affect our collective wellbeing or make it challenging to obtain help for future reasons. The topic also includes all activities necessary to overcome barriers to improve the problems of sustainability enviro factors, human psychological and physical comfort, which also include urban spaces' attractiveness for creating a healthy built environment, the issues of urbanization, and the destruction of natural ecosystems for today and the future. This theme aims to raise awareness of the smart building environment, which has become more and more essential for the next generation of buildings.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Areas of research can include (but are not limited to):
- Smart building;
- Sustainable architecture and urban design;
- Smart cities;
- Efficient smart daylighting and human comfort within buildings and cites;
- Digital twin in construction;
- Artificial intelligent;
- Smart housing.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Amjad Almusaed
Prof. Dr. Raad Z. Homod
Dr. Asaad Almssad
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.
- smart buildings
- smart cities
- energy efficient buildings
- bio-bases building materials
- efficient daylight design
- smart windows