Special Issue "Green Building"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015) | Viewed by 44265
Interests: health and wellbeing; design and management of intelligent buildings; sustainable liveable buildings; environmental sensory design; creating productive and creative workplaces
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Sustainable, green buildings attract a lot of attention. The language used to describe these buildings has become prolix. Buildings are complex because they comprise of many systems that are designed and managed by many professionals with different educational backgrounds. Buildings are for people and communities and they can improve the quality of life in terms of not only convenience, but also in terms of health and well-being. However, buildings do consume lots of materials, energy, and water. Also, they generate waste and can pollute, such that one needs to account for social, environmental, and economic factors to ensure that buildings reduce, reuse, and recycle resources.
We invite papers that consider innovative outlooks, case studies or research that can influence the design, management, and operation of buildings and infrastructures now and in the future. Are our ratings tools adequate? How do we deal with holistic problems? Do we need new disciplines? Can a value culture replace the traditional short-term cost tenor still prevalent in the construction industry? These, and many more questions, need consideration. Papers from a wide range of disciplines are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
Manuscript Submission Information
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.