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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
    • Frequency: Monthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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The University of Queensland, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJESD. The journal publishes good papers in the field of environmental science and development.
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Special Issue "Functional Rehabilitation of Built Environment"

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Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019


Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Paulo Mendonça
School of Architecture, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, Portugal
Research interest: Lightweight and mixed weight buildings; energy efficient envelopes; new materials and technologies in design and construction; hygrothermal comfort evaluation in buildings and urban environments; natural lighting in buildings; solar passive strategies; prefabrication; flexibility in housing partitions; social housing; eco-design in architecture
Guest Editor
Assist. Prof. Ligia T. Silva
School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, Portugal
Research Interest: Environmental urban quality; urban noise; urban air pollution; monitoring environmental systems; noise modeling; urban Pollution; urban environmental management; urban form and noise

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The relationship between materials and technology in the built environment functional rehabilitation can present at least three kinds of strategies: neo-vernacular (reuse of conventional materials and technologies); low-tech (new materials versus traditional technologies and traditional materials versus new technologies) and high-tech (new materials and technologies). This special issue will focus on the emerging technologies and concepts applicable to the functional rehabilitation of existing buildings and urban landscapes but it is also intended to reflect on the appropriateness of traditional technologies.
The functional rehabilitation of buildings and urban landscapes may include a very broad spectrum of topics, including: lighting; active and passive solar strategies; bioclimatic design; energy efficiency; hygrothermal behavior; natural lighting; acoustic performance; shading in buildings and urban environments; occupant’s comfort and air quality; flexibility of use; new processes and construction techniques; industrialized construction and prefabrication; combination of conventional and new materials; sustainable components and materials, digital manufacturing; digital design; integrated sensors and actuators in building monitoring and enhancement; live vegetation in façades and roofs; environmental conditioning systems; air pollution abatement performances of green infrastructure; Live vegetation in facades and roofs for hygrothermal, lighting and acoustic control and air pollution abatement.

Assoc. Prof. Paulo Mendonça
Assist. Prof. Ligia T. Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Authors can submit their manuscripts directly to 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 guest editors for perusal first.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Author Submission Guide page.
The Publication Fee in IJESD is 350 USD. Students or reviewers of IJESD are entitled to have a special discount. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. 

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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