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About this Journal

About SDAR

This Journal publishes applied research in sustainable engineering design of buildings. It focuses on energy management and passive design of the built environment. Papers are critically reviewed by senior engineering peers and engineering academics to ensure good quality and authentic findings. The intention is to disseminate insightful research findings throughout the industry. The quality of papers is judged less by the success of a project and more by the insight produced by the findings and the quality of evidence and analysis presented. There is as much to learn from the mistakes and the things that went wrong as there is from the things that went right. Insight is often borne out in research by the surprises involved. Apart from papers by working engineers and researchers there is also some opportuntiy allowed for young engineers and post graduate or even undergraduate students with insightful findings.

About SDAR

All professionals involved in the built environment are urged to contribute articles. Research is not just about people in white coats in laboratories. It is about critically evaluating your project innovations and comparing your findings with those of others. For example post occupancy evaluation offers opportunity in applied research and every project is an individual case study waiting for analysis. Publication of that evaluation/applied research allows us all to learn, increase the quality of what is done in the profession and enhance value to the client.

About SDAR

Working professionals in companies tend to be time poor and data rich whereas post graduate students in academia are often time rich and data poor. This offers excellent opportunities for both industry and academia to collaborate as evidenced in previous publications of this journal and through many of the articles published.