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Building and Environment

  • Volume 20Issue 20

  • ISSN: 0360-1323

Editor-In-Chief: Qingyan Chen

  • 5 Year impact factor: 7.2
  • Impact factor: 7.1

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The International Journal of Building Science and its Applications


Building and Environment is international journal that publishes original research papers, comprehensive review articles, editorials, and short communications related to building science, urban physics, and human interaction with the indoor and outdoor built environment.

The Journal is focused on innovative, cutting edge technologies and knowledge, rigorously verified with measurement and analysis. The Journal publishes articles related to the environmental performance of the built environment in a wide range of spatial scales, ranging from cities, communities, buildings, to building systems and assemblies as well as other built environments such as those related to transportation and industrial settings. We encourage submission of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research results with broader significance.


Topics covered in the Journal include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

• Technologies, especially smart technologies and integrated systems for high performance buildings and cities:

- Advanced building envelopes
- Advanced building control technologies and principles
- Artificial intelligence as applied to buildings or building systems
- Automation in the built environment using brain-computer interfaces
- Data management and digital twins for automation in the built environment
- Smart space conditioning systems that are responsive to comfort
- Sustainable, hybrid, and smart heating and air conditioning technologies

• Thermal comfort, ventilation, acoustic and visual performance in buildings and their impacts on human beings:

- Building acoustics and lighting
- Building ventilation, including occupant-centered ventilation for improving microclimates
- Health, productivity, and well-being related to the built environment
- Human thermoregulation mechanisms and their interactions with the indoor and outdoor environments
- Thermal comfort indoors, outdoors and in transition spaces
- Monitoring and assessing the impact of indoor and urban pollution on people

• Air quality and airborne infection control in building science and engineering

- Airborne pollutants (including physical, chemical, and microbiological) formation, transport, and measurement in buildings
- Self-decontaminating materials for occupant protection in health care and other high health risk-built environments
- Innovative indoor air cleaning and decontamination technologies
- Indoor environments in buildings and transportation vehicles
- Indoor pollutant sources and control strategies for contaminant removal
- Airborne infectious disease control of the built environment
- Personalized technologies for prevention of indoor cross-contamination

• Advanced tools for the design and decision-making communities, including tested computational, economic, educational and policy tools:

- Building performance and advanced simulation tools
- Modeling and simulation of building stocks at different scales
- Policy studies related to buildings and the environment
- Thermal analysis of buildings
- Urban physics measurement and modeling

• Solutions for mitigating environmental impacts and achieving low carbon, resilient, and sustainable built environments:

- Building resilience (not including structures, seismic performance, flooding, fire, etc.) related to current and/or future climates
- Carbon capture and sustainable systems
- Circular building systems and technologies
- Decarbonization technologies for building systems and communities
- Global warming as related to building and urban environments
- Green buildings and sustainable systems and their impacts on the urban environment
- Life cycle assessment of building environmental impacts
- Climate-neutral buildings and communities
- Sustainable and innovative solutions and measures for mitigation of the urban heat island