About this Research Topic
The built environment has a greater impact on natural resources and produces more waste than any other industry. However, beyond the green rhetoric research is being applied on the ground to address the balance between the built and natural environment.
The International SEEDS Conference, at the Dublin Institute of Technology in September 2018, brought together experts from around the world focusing on the changes that are taking place and the benefits or consequences that are being predicted and measured regarding the built environment’s impacts. As well as addressing technical issues, measuring energy efficiency and modelling energy performance, emphasis is placed on the health and wellbeing of the users of spaces occupied and enclosed.
This special issue shares the research work of some of those researchers who have built upon their shared research at the conference to expand sustainability knowledge. The papers focus on how educators are embedding sustainability and where they address the success of that process. The innovative side of sustainability is shared in regard to some of the innovations that have been developed and realised that will assist society in addressing the many sustainability challenges we face.
--This Research Topic builds on papers published in 'Conference Proceedings from the Fourth International SEEDS Conference'. This conference was chaired by the Topic Editors, Professor Lloyd Scott and Professor Chris Gorse, and they hold the copyright for the published proceedings--
Keywords: built environment, energy efficiency, sustainable design, sustainability, SEEDS 2018
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