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Call for abstracts - Building services as a key element in the circular economy

The BSER&T editorial board is keen to showcase, as a Special Issue publication, the latest knowledge and developments in all areas related to building services as a key element of the circular economy.

If you have research or practice that could be suitable to feature in this Special Issue and you are able to produce a robust, peer reviewed research paper or technical note or review paper we would like to hear from you. We are looking for papers that present research in the following areas:

  • Aspects of circular economy of building services systems and/or products (including mechanical, electrical, public health, vertical transportation, BMS and control systems, lighting, and facades).

  • Embodied carbon. 

  • Operational vs embodied carbon of buildings and systems.

  • Maintenance and operational aspects such as plant replacement and repairs, and refrigerants.

  • End of life recyclability and reusability of building services and systems

  • Circular economy models, methods, and tools.

  • Circular economy in sectors such as hospitality, supermarkets, and offices.

  • Circular economy case studies. • Topics that would provide knowledge/information that advances understanding of circular economy in buildings.

A group of papers will be selected that will form an appropriately coherent Special Issue. We will contact prospective authors within 3 weeks of the submission closing date to advise whether their paper is invited to be developed for the issue. There will then be a maximum of 12 weeks to submit the final paper. All submissions are subject to peer review.


​Dr Anastasia Mylona  - Honorary Special Issue Editor

Send abstract of no more than 200 words, by Monday, March 14, 2022, 6pm GMT to
BSERT-Circular@cibse.org