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Special Issue "Sustainable Real Estate Industry and Green Building Asset"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 244

Special Issue Editors

Department for real estate management, University of Regensburg – IREBS Institute / Head of Data Intelligence, PATRIZIA AG, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
Interests: sustainability; econometrics; green premium; ESG policy assessment
IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: risk management; econometrics; sustainable real estate

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For four decades, the anthropogenic impact on the environment has been exceeding the yearly supply rate our planet has to provide us with natural resources. The real estate industry and all its market players constitute one of the most relevant economic sectors responsible for both the present climate change and its future development. In this context, sustainability and policies for adapting the impact of the real estate industry on the climate are essential. This Special Issue is dedicated to disseminating knowledge about sustainability across the real estate value chain: construction, life-cycle operational management, refurbishment, and deconstruction of buildings. The papers sought for in this Special Issue can focus on asset-specific empirical research, the application of new technologies and the measurement of policies.

Sustainability impacts the entire value chain of the real estate industry. The papers should not only focus on the quantification of regulatory changes, e.g., EU taxonomy, but also on the value of real estate and on the measurement of the willingness to pay for energy efficiency. This Special Issue also aims to shed light on the usage of new technologies, such as IoT, to measure and adapt the management of real estate. In addition, papers are encouraged to highlight investment strategies as a function of energy efficiency. The impact of externalities in the assessment of cost and benefits associated with real estate decisions builds up a relevant area of investigation. This Special Issue focuses on empirical papers, theoretical approaches, and extensive literature-oriented discussions. Extensive case studies backed with a strong theoretical foundation are accepted. 

Dr. Marcelo Cajias
Dr. Cay Oertel
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.


  • sustainability in real estate
  • real estate
  • hedonic regression
  • decarbonization
  • ESG

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