02 1月 2024 gabriels



  • Ashlynn Stillwell,美国伊利诺伊大学厄巴纳-香槟分校
  • Andrea Cominola,德国柏林工业大学
  • Cara Beal,澳大利亚格里菲斯大学



Humans in residential, commercial, tourism, institutional, and other buildings consume water, energy, food, and other resources, such that the built environment represents an important sector impacting resource consumption and sustainability. In some built environment contexts, resource consumption data are limited due to different regulatory, technological, or societal factors, including lack data collection, non-public data, and/or privacy concerns. Rapidly emerging innovations in the information and communications technology sector have created challenges in how “big data” are captured, stored, processed, and shared. New data analytics, qualitative methods, and decision-aiding frameworks can advance understanding of the impacts to resource consumption in relation to socio-economics or other external stressors. Understanding the barriers and enablers that smart meter-enabled “big data” can have on resource consumption can help foster sustainability in the built environment.

In this focus issue, we invite contributions that examine water, energy, food, and other resource consumption and sustainability in the built environment. In particular, we are interested in applied examples of how data have been coupled with human and infrastructure systems to promote sustainability in the built environment. Example research topics include, but are not limited to, data-informed analysis of:

  • resource consumption in buildings, including residential, commercial, tourism, and institutional facilities;
  • spatial and temporal variations in resource consumption across the built environment;
  • sustainability considerations for unique built environments, such as remote island, rural, and/or vulnerable communities;
  • resource consumption changes in response to work-from-home measures compared to office buildings – particularly in light of the recent global COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • the impact of heterogeneous socio-economic, climate, or other external stressors affecting resource conservation and efficiency across diverse human populations.



Understanding resource consumption and sustainability in the built environment

Ashlynn S Stillwell et al 2023 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain3 030201


Focus Issue Papers

Energy forecasting to benchmark for federal net-zero objectives under climate uncertainty

Scott C Weiss et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 045008


Equitable urban water security: beyond connections on premises

Catherine Fallon Grasham et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 045011


Is smart water meter temporal resolution a limiting factor to residential water end-use classification? A quantitative experimental analysis

Zahra Heydari et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 045004


Methods for comparing digital applications in buildings and districts

Felix Rehmann et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 045010


Estimating residential hot water consumption from smart electricity meter data

Joseph L Bongungu et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain.045003


Community-based water demand management: socio-technical strategies for improving water security in Australian Indigenous communities

C D Beal et al 2023 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 3 025006


Natural ventilation versus air pollution: assessing the impact of outdoor pollution on natural ventilation potential in informal settlements in India

Kopal Nihar et al 2023 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 3 025002


Quantifying the electricity, CO2 emissions, and economic tradeoffs of precooling strategies for a single-family home in Southern California

Stepp Mayes and Kelly Sanders 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 025001


Building energy performance simulation: a case study of modelling an existing residential building in Saudi Arabia

Mana Alyami and Siddig Omer 2021 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 1 035001


The carbon footprint of cold chain food flows in the United States

Junren Wang et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 021002


Energy–water nexus of formal and informal water systems in Beirut, Lebanon

Yasmina Choueiri et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 035002


Exploring the impacts of tourism and weather on water consumption at different spatiotemporal scales: evidence from a coastal area on the Adriatic Sea (northern Italy)

Filippo Mazzoni et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 025005


A methodology for evaluating the effects of climate change on climatic design conditions for buildings and application to a case study in Madison, Wisconsin

Gesangyangji et al 2022 Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2 025007


Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability

  • Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability(ERIS)是一本涵盖多学科的开放获取期刊,本期刊旨在发表针对各种规模和地理环境的基础建设及其相关系统所面临的各种挑战的研究,以及更广泛意义上的可持续性和持久性研究,包括环境、经济和社会因素等。我们欢迎包括定性、定量、实验性、理论及应用研究的所有方法学研究。