Special Issue "Sustainable Energy in Civil and Environmental Engineering"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Byungik Chang
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Interests: structural engineering; wind engineering; wind energy; economic feasibility
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable energy research in civil and environmental engineering evaluates the potential impact of the energy system and aims to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing or proposed project. Therefore, it must be conducted with an objective approach to provide information upon which decisions can be based. In its simplest terms, the two criteria to judge a sustainable energy structure or system are the cost required and efficiency to be attained. There are many ongoing sustainable energy studies and projects in civil and environmental engineering. The results of sustainable energy research in civil and environmental engineering study could be used to analyze or further develop the energy system at other locations for projects that share similar conditions and environments.

This Special Issue will focus on the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable energy, system design, management, or strategies, with topics including: sustainability in infrastructure; sustainable construction; smart cities; resilient design; sustainable materials (reuse and recycling); renewable energy; LEED certified structures; sustainable energy efficiency and reliability; analysis of sustainable energy structures or systems; numerical modelling of sustainable energy structures or systems; experimental studies of sustainable energy structures or systems; economic feasibility of a sustainable energy system; reviews of sustainable energy structures or systems; net zero energy buildings; and life cycle assessment.


Rafique, M.M.;  Rehman, S.;  Alhems, L.M. Developing zero energy and sustainable villages – a case study for communities of the future. Renew. Energ. 2018, 127, 565–574.

Prof. Dr. Byungik Chang
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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 1900 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.


  • LEED
  • renewable energy
  • net zero
  • sustainable development
  • sustainable energy system

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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