Special Issue "Sustainable Building Materials and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: environmental evaluation of materials; durability of materials; LCA
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Interests: environmental quality of materials; LCA
Today, sustainability principles should be applied to all sectors, including construction, which ranks among the sectors with the most negative environmental impacts. Great emphasis should be placed on sustainable innovation in material research and technologies in close connection with climate change mitigation and the protection of natural resources. The Special issue is focused on building material development with the aim to extend the life of materials, improve their functional properties, develop targeted intelligent materials, and, in line with the circular economy, develop waste-based materials. A significant factor is how such building materials will be burdening the environment, and therefore, this Special issue also aims to provide the opportunity to present the results of environmental assessment of building materials and buildings through a wide range of LCA methods.
Prof. Dr. Adriana Estokova
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Samesova
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 1800 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.
- environmental impacts of building materials and buildings
- life cycle
- environmental safety of materials
- waste and secondary materials application
- improving the durability of materials
- environmental product declaration (EPD)
- eco-labeling of building materials