Special Issue "Sustainable Building Materials and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Adriana Estokova
Guest Editor
Department of Material Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Interests: environmental evaluation of materials; durability of materials; LCA
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Prof. Dr. Dagmar Samesova
Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia
Interests: environmental quality of materials; LCA

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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