Towards Sustainable Construction : Best Practices

Xiancun Hu, I D G A Diasana Putra, Chengshuang Sun

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review


Special Issue Information
Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that how to achieve sustainable development goals has become a serious challenge globally, particularly for the building and construction industries. Construction activities produce large quantities of waste and emissions and have negative impacts on natural habitats and the natural behaviour of wildlife. However, it is insufficient to focus just on environmental sustainability; instead, a holistic approach should be pursued that covers all three components of sustainable development: environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Particularly, the building and construction sectors are experiencing a variety of challenges, such as ethical and social constraints, a shortage of skilled labours, a low level of technology innovation, and a low-profit margin. Previous researchers, practitioners, and governments have been developing and implementing many approaches, methods, techniques, technologies, equipment, materials, legislations, policies, measurements, assessments, and other innovations to address these challenges aiming to promote sustainable development in the sectors. Investigating, benchmarking, and promoting these studies and practices could enhance sustainability in the building and construction industries globally.

This Special Issue aims to seek case studies and best practices that improve sustainability in the building and construction sectors, enterprises, and/or projects, e.g., environmental protection, social progress, and/or economic development. The editing team invites researchers, practitioners, professionals, and policymakers to showcase their thoughts, applications, studies, developments, innovations, findings, experiences, recommendations, and other issues. Accordingly, the topic of this issue is “Towards sustainable construction: Best practices”, which may consist of (but is not limited to) the following subtopics in the building and construction domains:

Sustainable development conceptions and objectives in the sector
Environmental constraints and protection
Social constraints and responsibilities
Trade-offs of profitability and sustainability
Laws, standards, and policies
Construction education for sustainability
Monitoring techniques and evaluation systems
Sustainable construction industry management
Sustainable construction enterprises management
Sustainable construction project management
Green construction certification and code
Green construction methods and techniques
Sustainable procurement and supply chain
Energy-efficient construction equipment
Digital technologies and software for sustainable construction
Sustainable construction performance measurement
Assess carbon footprint and reduction
Practices of protecting natural habitats and biodiversity
Environmental health and safety practices
Other related topics
We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Xiancun Hu
Dr. I. Dewa Gede Agung Diasana Putra
Prof. Dr. Chengshuang Sun
Guest Editors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2023


Dive into the research topics of 'Towards Sustainable Construction : Best Practices'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this