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 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

Green Built Environment

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Wahidul K. Biswas, PhD

Associate Professor, Sustainable Engineering Group, Curtin University, Australia

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Research Interests: Sustainable engineering; Life cycle assessment; Waste management; Sustainable energy; Renewable energy technologies; Energy conservation and management

About the topic:

Built environment is spatially referred to multiple-standing buildings and open space, accompanied by intensive socioeconomic interaction between users, affiliated facilities, and support services. According to Global Status Report 2017, these building and construction industries alone are responsible for 39% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the world, with operational emissions (i.e. heating, cooling, lighting) accounting for 28%. The rapid urbanization would further exacerbate the situation. The concept of green building is therefore important as it is the practice of developing infrastructure and using construction processes that are environmentally friendly and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from cradle to grave, including, design, raw materials, transportation, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction and the end of life management. By greening buildings through material selection, innovative design, energy efficiency strategies and end of life management could substantially reduce not only the GHG emissions, but other associated environmental impacts throughout the building life cycle. Eco-efficiency analysis, life cycle assessment and multi-criteria analysis tools have been used to find opportunities improving the buildings’ environmental and economic performance. This issue will accept the articles in the following areas:

  • Green building materials
  • Building energy efficiency
  • Modular/pre-fabricated buildings
  • Building management systems
  • Life cycle assessment
  • End of life strategies

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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Open Access Original Research

Application of Simulation-Based Metrics to Improve the Daylight Performance of a Secondary School, An Approach for Green Building Designers and Architects

Received: 07 January 2024;  Published: 17 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402012


Visual comfort affects the quality of classrooms as well as student learning. A practice-oriented approach discovers how the gap between academic research and its application in building design can be addressed. Nevertheless, the physical characteristics design of daylighting systems, including window sizes, shapes, dimensions, and materials [...]
Open Access Research Article

Exploring Social Sustainability in the Built Environment

Received: 31 May 2022;  Published: 17 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301010


Following the establishment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability has been given increasing attention in the agenda of the built environment. Sustainability embraces three key elements, i.e., environment, economy and society. However, the social dimension receives the least attention [...]
Open Access Original Research

Application of Epistemic Uncertainty Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis in Green Construction Design

Received: 23 March 2022;  Published: 07 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202023


Building performance is often expressed according to primary energy use; however studies should also include environmental load. To mitigate the effects of increased CO2 emissions, green building designs are now increasingly popular options for stakeholders. In contrast, impacts of green design parameters, building performance [...]