Eco-Innovations in Building Design: Material Science and Energy Perspective

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2025 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR), University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: preparation and characterization of thermosetting/thermoplastic blends; functional nanocomposites; composite materials: production and characterization techniques; ecocomposites: formulation and preparation techniques; materials for additive manufacturing; LCA analysis of polymeric materials and composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of the journal focuses on "Advances in Sustainable Built Environment", showcasing the forefront of research, technologies, methodologies, and case studies, including prototypes, that are driving innovations in sustainable building practices. We invite contributions that explore cutting-edge developments in sustainable materials and life cycle assessment (LCA) approaches, aiming to highlight their role in enhancing environmental, economic, and social outcomes. Articles may cover a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, the following: the development and application of novel sustainable materials; the circularity of obsolete materials; advancements in green building technologies; innovative design and construction methodologies that minimize environmental impact; prototyping in additive manufacturing; and comprehensive case studies that assess the performance of sustainable buildings across their life cycles. This issue seeks to provide a platform for researchers, architects, engineers, and industry professionals to disseminate their findings, offering insights into the integration of sustainability principles in the built environment, and addressing various end-of-life scenarios that can be adopted. We particularly encourage submissions that address the challenges and opportunities of implementing sustainable practices in diverse climatic and cultural contexts, demonstrating global relevance and applicability. By bringing together a diverse array of research and practical insights, this Special Issue aims to inspire further innovation and foster a deeper understanding of sustainable building practices that can be adapted and scaled globally.

Dr. Francesco Nocera
Dr. Alberta Latteri
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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.


  • sustainable materials
  • life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • green building technologies
  • eco-friendly design methodologies
  • energy efficiency
  • building performance evaluation
  • renewable energy integration
  • environmental impact reduction
  • urban sustainability
  • climate-adaptive architecture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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