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Science and Technology for the Built Environment


ASHRAE is pleased to announce that Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE) has been accepted for inclusion in Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation ReportsTM (JCR), the recognized authority for evaluating journals. The inclusion of Science and Technology for the Built Environment in Journal Citation Reports demonstrates our dedication to providing our community with the most relevant and influential research in science and technology related to the stationary and mobile built environment. The journal’s latest Impact Factor (as HVAC&R Research) is 0.928, and represents an increasing commitment to quality of research.

STBE Now Publishes 10 × per Year

The print frequency will remain as two print issues compiled as 1-5 and 6-10. The new 2018 publication schedule for STBE is as follows:


Publication Month

Publication Month

Manuscript Due


Jan 2018 

Jun 2018

25 Oct 17


Feb 2018

Jun 2018

20 Nov 17


Mar 2018

Jun 2018

22 Dec 17


Apr 2018

Jun 2018

25 Jan 18


May-Jun 2018

Dec 2018

27 Feb 18


Jul 2018

Dec 2018

26 Apr 18


Aug 2018

Dec 2018

1 Jun 18


Sep 2018

Dec 2018

25 Jun 18


Oct 2018

Dec 2018

30 Jul 18


Nov-Dec 2018

Dec 2018

27 Aug 18



Science & Technology for the Built EnvironmentASHRAE members now have free online access to Science and Technology for the Built Environment through their existing ASHRAE.org account. STBE is ASHRAE’s archival research publication offering comprehensive reporting of original research in science and technology related to the stationary and mobile built environment, including indoor environmental quality, thermodynamic and energy system dynamics, materials properties, refrigerants, renewable and traditional energy systems and related processes and concepts, integrated built environmental system design approaches and tools, simulation approaches and algorithms, building enclosure assemblies, and systems for minimizing and regulating space heating and cooling modes. The journal also features review articles that critically assess existing literature and point out future research directions.

Science and Technology for the Built Environment accepts for publication only works reporting on research that is original and of lasting value. This journal is published by Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of ASHRAE and included in the Web of Science® and Current Contents Connect® databases. Science and Technology for the Built Environment is available online and as a printed volume.

ASHRAE members’ access to STBE will benefit firms, contractors, and other researchers through increased research transparency and access to cutting-edge technical information and case studies.


Access Science and Technology for the Built Environment

ASHRAE offers free online access and reduced print subscription rates to ASHRAE members.  Institutional and nonmember subscriptions can be obtained through Taylor & Francis.

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Attention Members: you must be logged in as a member on ASHRAE.org to gain access.

Subscriptions are also available in a print plus online format.


Subscriptions are available in print and online formats

Print Subscribers Receive:

  • Access to all 8 issues published online, plus semiannual print editions (June and December).
  • Unlimited online access to the downloadable version of the current issue.
  • Online access to all previous issues, dating back to the journal's inception in 1995.

Online Subscribers Receive:

  • Unlimited online access to the downloadable version of the current issue.
  • Online access to all previous issues, dating back to the journal's inception in 1995.



Prices shown are for annual calendar-year subscriptions.

ASHRAE Member Subscriptions: you must be logged in as a member to access
Online Only—free
Subscribe here or contact ASHRAE Customer Service to subscribe:

(800) 527-4723 (U.S. and Canada)
(404) 636-8400 (Worldwide)

Nonmember (Individual) Subscriptions
Print Only—$259

Institutional Subscriptions
Online Only—$350
Print & Online—$400




Impact Factors and Rankings

2016 Impact Factor: 0.928 (as HVAC&R Research); 0.880 (as STBE)
Ranking: 31/61 in Construction & Building Technology; 78/130 in Engineering, Mechanical; 36/58 in Thermodynamics
2016 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.284 (as HVAC&R Research)
© 2017 Clarivate Analytics, 2017 Journal Citation Reports

Google Scholar h5-index: 19 (as HVAC&R Research); 9 (as STBE)
Google Scholar h5-median: 23 (as HVAC&R Research); 11 (as STBE)

CiteScore: 1.01
Highest CiteScore Percentile: 66%
CiteScore Rank: 50/149 in Building and Construction.

About Journal Citation Reports
Web of Science™ is the world's leading citation index with multidisciplinary content from over 12,000 of the top-tier international and regional journals. The editorial staff at Clarivate Analytics reviews over 2500 journals each year. Of these, only about 10 to 12% of the most influential in the fields of science, social sciences, and arts and humanities are selected for indexing in the Web of Science. More than 11,000 of those elite publications are indexed in Journal Citation Reports. Factors considered during the evaluation and selection process include the journal's publishing standards, its editorial content, and citation data from Web of Science.


Editors and Policy Committee

  • Reinhard Radermacher, PhD, Minta Martin Professor of Engineering and Director
    Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
    4164 Martin Hall of Engineering
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742-3035
    E-mail: raderm@umd.edu
Associate Editors
  • Pradeep Bansal, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE, Director, Satya International, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA
  • J. Steven Brown, PE, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
  • Malcolm John Cook, PhD, Professor, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
  • Lorenzo Cremaschi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
  • Richard de Dear, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Yong Chan Kim, PhD, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Roberto Lamberts, Professor, University of Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Technology, Engenharia Civil Campus Universitario, Trindade - Florianopolis, Brazil.
  • Chandra Sekhar, PhD, Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jeffrey D. Spitler, PhD, Regents Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
  • Jørn Toftum, PhD, Associate Professor, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Shengwei Wang, PhD, Chair Professor, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Jianshun "Jensen" Zhang, PhD, Professor and Director, Building Energy & Environmental Systems Laboratory (BEESL), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Yufeng Zhang, PhD, Professor, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, P.R. China
  • Claudio Zilio, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Managing Editor
  • Mary E. Collins Baugher, Assistant to the Director,
    Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE),
    Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Policy Committee
  • Edward Tsui, Member ASHRAE, Chair
  • Julia Keen, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE, Vice Chair
  • Walid Chakroun, PhD,Fellow ASHRAE
  • Eckhard Groll, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE
  • Reinhard Radermacher, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE
  • W. Stephen Comstock, Associate Member ASHRAE


Manuscript Submissions

For information on submitting to Science and Technology for the Built Environment, click here.

Research prepared in connection with an ASHRAE research project that is submitted to and published in STBE may be selected for Open Access.