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Submit your contribution for a Special Issue on "Innovative Materials in the Building Industry: Reducing Building Energy and Minimising Environmental Impacts"

Materials is a peer-reviewed open access journal of materials science and engineering published semi-monthly online by MDPI.

This Special Issue aims to cover recent research and advances in the field of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building materials.

Contributions such as research articles, case studies, review papers and short communications related to, but not limited to, the following topics are welcome:

  • Development of new energy-efficient building materials (e.g., insulating materials, bio-based building materials)
  • Development of new eco/green building materials for different construction applications
  • Recycled materials/industrial symbiosis (e.g., alkali-activated materials, immobilization of nonhazardous and hazardous waste in building composites, cascade recycling through the extraction of critical raw materials, soil stabilization, and soil remedy)
  • Innovative composites
  • Long-term performance of new and recycled building materials
  • Results from laboratory developments, up-scaling projects (EU and national projects, industrial projects), and case studies from relevant industrial projects
  • Circular economy approach and new business models in the building sector
  • Methodology and guidelines regarding the production and use of novel products in the field
  • Sustainability and life-cycle analysis (LCA) of building materials
  • Legislation and barriers restricting market uptake.

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