Aims and scope

Aims and scope

The aim of Sustainable Buildings is to develop an inter-disciplinary platform for the dissemination of knowledge and practice on the engineering and technical issues concerning all aspects of building design, technology, energy and environmental performance. The result is an eminently useful publication for researchers, academics, students and industry professionals.

The primary focus of the journal is to advance knowledge on the forum of the global sustainability practices and to stimulate the exploration and innovations aimed at creating a climate resilient built environment that reduces energy consumption and environmental deterioration and creates high quality indoor spaces, taking into account all aspects of indoor environmental quality.

The journal will be a key resource for engineers, architects, physicists, urban designers and researchers working to meet the challenges of sustainable buildings. Peer-reviewed content will address issues and topics on sustainable buildings including:

  • Passive and Active Hybrid Approach to Building Designs
  • Sustainable Integration of the Natural and Built Environment
  • Innovative Technologies and Integrated Systems for High Performance Buildings
  • Sustainable Building Materials and Construction, Smart and Novel Building Envelope Design
  • Micro-generation, co-generation and tri-generation systems
  • Technologies in Sustainable Buildings
  • Building Integrated Renewables such as Solar and Wind Energy
  • Building and District Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Thermal or electrical energy storage in buildings
  • High Performance Acoustic and Thermal Insulation
  • Mitigation of the Heat Island Effect: Green and Cool Roofs
  • Advanced Daylight Systems and Lighting Performance
  • Smart Monitors and Intelligent Building Controls
  • Indoor Environment Quality, Health and Thermal Comfort and Human Perception
  • Occupant Behaviour and Choice
  • Green Building Codes and Standards
  • Green Retrofit
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Life Cycle Analysis or Life Cycle Costing
  • Social and Economic Sustainability
  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience of Building
  • Modelling and Optimisation of Building Performance (results based on simulations with clear links to experimental measurements)

All relevant papers are carefully considered, vetted by a distinguished team of international experts, and rapidly published. Full research papers, short communications, professional profiles, case studies and comprehensive review articles can be submitted online via the journal’s submission and peer review site.

Sustainable Buildings promotes and supports papers and special issues that contribute to the achievement of the UN's sustainable development goals/, in particular SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).