Open Access
Sust. Build.
Volume 6, 2023
Article Number E1
Number of page(s) 1
Published online 07 April 2023

The journal Sustainable Buildings was launched in 2016 as a fully Open Access journal, with the aim to offer an interdisciplinary platform for the dissemination of knowledge and practice of engineering and technical issues concerning the built environment. This includes building science with a particular focus on the global sustainability practices and innovations aimed at creating a climate resilient built environment that reduces energy consumption and environmental deterioration and creates high quality indoor environment.

We are very grateful and respectfully acknowledge the three Editors-in Chief who launched and directed the journal until 2019, and to the Editorial Board members (those past and those who are committed to continue contributing to the development of the journal). We also thank the Authors who contributed to Sustainable Buildings and believe that the papers published in Sustainable Buildings have been useful our readers and to the community.

After a lack of development/papers during the Covid-19 pandemic period it is our great pleasure to announce the relaunch of the journal with a renewed Editorial Board [].

The context within which where we relaunch the journal is characterized by a need to improve and build the journal’s overall performance in supporting a sustainable carbon-neutral built environment and of the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Sustainable Buildings is committed to promote and support papers and topical issues that contribute to the achievement of the UN’s SDGs, in particular SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and especially to the science and sociology that supports the wider area of sustainable buildings and their sustainable construction.

As the recently appointed Editor-in-chief I am excited by the challenges before us to bring this journal to the forefront of academic publication as quickly as is possible. To this end we require a wide variety of quality papers that will attract international citation and confirm the journal’s status to Scopus and other bodies of similar accreditation value. I will be expecting as much time as my Associate Editors and Editorial Board members can give in order to achieve this but rest assured there is a wonderful group of people at EDP Sciences in the Paris office available to assist in the complex and often time-consuming process of publication.

Let us move forward together and make the Sustainable Buildings Journal the success it deserves.

© D. Goodfield, published by EDP Sciences, 2023

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