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Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Recent Advances in Green and Sustainable Building

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 2092

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Department of Industrial, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Roma Tre University, Via Vito Volterra, 62, 00146 Roma, Italy
Interests: green buildings; energy efficiency; NZEB; building performance; building materials; building acoustics; life cycle assessment; embodied energy; embodied carbon; renewable energy systems
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Department of Civil Building Engineering and Architecture, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Interests: building performance; building materials; life cycle assessment of building components; building energy-efficient and sustainable design; NZEB; building simulation; human thermal comfort; indoor air quality; virtual reality in the built environment; human-building interactions
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Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure, FSET, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: sustainable construction materials; advanced concrete technology; building energy efficiency; 3D concrete printing; sustainable built environment
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CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: seismic engineering; structural engineering; experimental testing; numerical modelling; masonry infill walls; reinforced concrete structures; seismic vulnerability assessment; retrofitting; energy efficiency
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Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable building is an important issue in global sustainable development. We are pleased to announce this collection titled “Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Recent Advances in Green and Sustainable Building”, which will collect papers invited by the Editorial Board Members.

This collection aims to collect high-quality articles and the latest research results in the field of sustainable building and to provide a platform for networking and communication among scholars in the field of building. All papers will be fully open access upon publication after peer review.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Asdrubali
Prof. Dr. Elisa Di Giuseppe
Dr. Sayanthan Ramakrishnan
Dr. André Furtado
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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 2400 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.

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Life Cycle Assessment of Mortars with Fine Recycled Aggregates from Industrial Waste: Evaluation of Transports Impact in the Italian Context
by Marco D’Orazio, Elisa Di Giuseppe and Marta Carosi
Sustainability 2023, 15(4), 3221; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15043221 - 09 Feb 2023
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Abstract
An LCA study (based on ISO 14040, ISO 14044, and EN 15804 + A2 standards) was performed to evaluate the environmental impacts of two mortars incorporating recycled materials (composite and carbon dust) from industrial waste as fine aggregates. They were compared to “reference” [...] Read more.
An LCA study (based on ISO 14040, ISO 14044, and EN 15804 + A2 standards) was performed to evaluate the environmental impacts of two mortars incorporating recycled materials (composite and carbon dust) from industrial waste as fine aggregates. They were compared to “reference” mortars, with the same strength performance, entirely composed of raw natural materials. The aim was to advance knowledge on the performance of mortars with composite materials, especially deepening the impact of the phase of materials’ transport on life-cycle behavior. In this regard, the work was conducted in three phases. Firstly, the LCA was performed in a specific “local” production scenario. Then, a sensitivity analysis was carried out to assess the influence of the uncertainty of input data on the variance of LCA outcomes. Considering the high sensitivity of results to transport distances, the LCA was finally extended considering several scenarios with increasing distances of aggregates’ transport. The results demonstrate that, for all of the eleven impact categories considered, mortars with recycled aggregates perform better than reference mortars, mainly due to the higher weight of natural aggregates. Even considering an extreme scenario, where natural aggregates are produced in the mortar factory (aggregates’ transport distances set to 0 km, for reference mortars), mortars with recycled aggregates are still convenient from an environmental point of view, if distances for providing industrial waste are lower than 200 km. The promotion of a circular economy perspective, with the settlement of a network of local recycled materials’ providers and users can then generate important environmental benefits. Full article
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