Sustainable Buildings contributes to the UN's sustainable development goals

In December 2022 we announced our membership of the UN SDG Publishers Compact, and in May 2023 we announced about the new ‘EDP Sciences: UN SDGs research collection’ on ScienceOpen. Several EDP Sciences journals have already pledged their commitment to the SDGs including Sustainable Buildings.


David Goodfield, Murdoch University, joins Sustainable Buildings as Editor-in-Chief

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. David Goodfield as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Sustainable Buildings. Dr. Goodfield teaches at Murdoch University (Perth, Australia) and is an expert in renewable energy technology, sustainable development and carbon management in the built environment.


Sustainable Buildings – we catch-up with the Editors-in-Chief and the latest from the journal

Sustainable Buildings is an interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal on the engineering and technical issues of building design, technology, energy and environmental performance. It is published in partnership with the Zero Energy Mass Custom Home Network (ZEMCH Network) and indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Its Editors-in-Chief are both academics and they are supported by an experienced, international editorial board.

We would like to congratulate co-Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Haşim Altan, on his recent appointment as the first Dean of Faculty of Architecture & Fine Arts at Final International University in Kyrenia, Cyprus. Haşim is active in the areas of the Environment, Technology and Sustainability with a main focus on Sustainable Architecture and the Built Environment. His expertise, developed through teaching and applied work, is invaluable to Sustainable Buildings.

Dr. John Kaiser Calautit, Assistant Professor in Building Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, works with Haşim as co-Editor-in-Chief. John has extensive experience in the design and simulation modelling of new and existing buildings. He has led multiple research programmes and his interests include innovative passive cooling technologies, artificial intelligence, thermal comfort strategies, indoor air quality (IAQ), building integrated renewables, wind engineering, numerical modelling and experimental testing.

Both Editors-in-Chief would like to thank all Sustainable Buildings authors and reviewers who contributed in 2019 and recommend the following articles from last year:

  • Parametric multi-objective energy and cost analysis in the life cycle of nearly zero energy buildings − an exhaustive search approach (Read)
  • Hygrothermal behaviour of straw bale walls: experimental tests and numerical analyses (Read)

Going back further, the Editors-in-Chief also recommend:

If you are interested in submitting an article to Sustainable Buildings, please visit the website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article. You can also sign up for free e-mail alerts to stay up to date with new articles. A ‘must’ for engineers, architects, building physicists, urban designers and researchers working to meet the challenges of sustainable buildings.

DOAJ Seal awarded to Sustainable Buildings demonstrating “best practice in open access publishing”

We are pleased to announce that Sustainable Buildings, among 22 other EDP Sciences’ journals, has recently been awarded the DOAJ Seal which “is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing”. Only around 10% of journals indexed in the DOAJ are awarded the DOAJ Seal, so it is a gratifying mark of recognition of the excellent work Sustainable Buildings is doing.


Sustainable Buildings now indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Being indexed in DOAJ means Sustainable Buildings is in compliance with Open Access policy and meets all the strict criteria required by DOAJ.

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.