Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 5 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 10 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Sustainable Built Environment

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Cheng Siew Goh, PhD

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Research Interests: Sustainability; Construction risk management; Built environment; Sustainable construction; Green building; Construction project management; Sustainable development; Risk management; Construction

Francesco Leccese, PhD, Associate Professor

Lighting and Acoustics Laboratory (LIA), School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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Research Interests: Green building; Sustainable architecture; Renewable energy; Energy efficiency in building; Sustainable development; Building; Sustainable construction; Green architecture; Built environment; Renewable energy technologies; Lighting design; Light pollution; Architectural acoustics; Environmental noise

About This Topic

The building and construction sectors contribute to approximately 38% of the total energy related carbon emissions. Because of substantial environmental impacts, the built environment has an exceptionally important role in meeting the global goals for carbon emissions reduction and climate change mitigation. Sustainability has since been included in the construction agenda to provide a greener and more resilient built environment. Sustainability embraces three key elements, i.e., environment, economy and society. A wide range of sustainable solutions have been developed to advance the sustainable development goals in the built environment, ranging from materials, design, technological applications, social-cultural systems to management approaches. To promote the integration of sustainability concept in the future building design, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the recent development and implementation of sustainable solutions in the built environment. This Special Issue seeks outstanding studies, reviews and empirical evidence on sustainable building design and implementation. The key focus areas include but are not limited to:

• Green buildings and sustainable cities
• Net zero or carbon neutral buildings
• Carbon emissions and life cycle assessment
• Green building assessment certifications
• Passive and active design of sustainable buildings
• Green construction and management
• Digital technology applications in sustainable built environments
• Performance and of sustainable buildings
• Stakeholder engagement and management in sustainable construction

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once registered and activated, please click here to go to the submission form. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on Instructions for Authors.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. 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 highly invited. For planned papers, a tentative title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office ( for record. Welcome your submission!