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 to ecology, is welcomed.

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Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Energy-Efficient Buildings and Sustainable Urbanisation

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ahmad Taki, PhD, Professor

De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

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Research interests: Building Physics; Energy and Indoor Climate; Comfort and Sustainability; Computer Modelling

About This Topic

Buildings are the largest contributor to climate change, and a significant fraction of this energy is consumed to provide comfortable, habitable indoor conditions. The majority of these buildings use technological themes that are recognised as energy-intensive solutions. Further, there is an international imperative, with the largest ever international coalition dedicated to attaining net carbon neutrality by 2050. As such, energy-efficient buildings and sustainable urbanisation are crucial instruments to lower total costs associated with carbon emission mitigation while promoting social and economic advancement, improving energy security, quality of life, and well-being.

Further, fears about climate change and global warming have added urgency to the search for methods to improve energy efficiency in buildings and the social and cultural needs of communities in different contexts and climates.

Considering the importance of the theme 'Energy-Efficient Buildings and Sustainable Urbanisation', Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) has decided to dedicate a special issue to bringing together manuscripts that focus on methods and energy efficiency strategies to enhance environmental and social sustainability for buildings and urban environments.

We are looking for original articles that address the following topics:

  • The approach towards improving energy efficiency in buildings;
  • The impact of research on the quality of life and well-being in the urban environment;
  • The impact of retrofit pathways in the transition to a net-zero carbon-built environment;
  • Computer simulation and modelling;
  • Case studies of successful real-life scenarios, including those that cover various research methodological approaches with an emphasis on sustainable communities.

Original papers that address other related topics with evidence of their contribution to the state of the art are also welcome.


  • building performance and sustainability
  • energy and climate
  • retrofit strategies
  • sustainable urbanisation
  • computer simulation
  • urban environment
  • case studies
  • research methodology

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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