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Special Issue "Digital Sustainability in Building Design"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2022) | Viewed by 6492
Special Issue Editors
Interests: sustainable built environment; sustainable building design; sustainable buildings; sustainable architecture; sustainable neighborhood; sustainable renovation; sustainability certification systems; sustainability rating systems; integrated building design project (IBDP); integrated design process (IDP); life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA); life cycle assessment (LCA); building information modeling (BIM); integrated digital design (IDD)
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Interests: building information modelling (BIM); automated building code compliance checking; green building certification systems; knowledge representation and reasoning; constraint logic programming; declarative spatial reasoning; ontologies
Interests: building science; sustainable buildings; building simulation; indoor environmental quality; commissioning; building design process
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Special Issue Information
Ensuring long-term, sustainable prosperity within the environmental limits of our planet is the challenge of our lifetime. Consequently, the AEC sector is subject to increasing demands for more sustainable solutions. While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed the focus from the climate, biodiversity, and broader sustainability crises to managing its social and economic consequences, it also provides an occasion for re-thinking and re-considering our ordinary business processes (European Policy Centre, 2020). The AEC sector should seize this moment to optimise business models by further aligning efforts to advance the green transition with the digital transformation. Digital technologies and processes are considered key to accelerate the transition to an environmentally and socially sustainable economic model that complies with the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals—SDGs (European Commission, 2019). In this Special Issue, we define Digital Sustainability in Building Design as the activities that seek to advance sustainable buildings through the creative deployment of digital technologies and workflow frameworks during the building design process.
The objective of this Special Issue is to gather scientific advances on the combination of green and digital transformation in the AEC sector. We invite researchers to submit contributions with the conceptualization or development of cutting-edge and recent advances in IT solutions for analyses, simulations, calculations, visualizations, etc., integrated into the workflow of building designers to facilitate the creation of sustainable design proposals and solutions throughout the design process.
The scope of the work includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- IT Supported Architectural and Engineering Design;
- IT Supported Sustainability goals in Building Design (i.e., compliance with specific regulations, certification systems or standards);
- Design and Decision Support Systems;
- Building Information Modelling;
- Knowledge Modelling and Linked Data;
- Integrated Process and Product Design;
- Data, Information, and Knowledge Management;
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the AEC industry;
- Model-Based Management Tools and Systems;
- Life Cycle Management (LCM)/Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) Tools;
- Communication and Collaboration Technologies;
- Cloud-based Simulation and Collaboration;
- Visualization and Simulation Techniques;
- Digital-Twin for Design;
- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
Dr. Aliakbar Kamari
Dr. Carl Peter Leslie Schultz
Prof. Dr. Steffen Petersen
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.
- building design
- digital sustainability
- building information modelling (BIM)
- decision support
- green transition
- digital transformation