***Sorry for cross-posting**** Sustainability* (SSCI - Impact Factor
2.592; Q2 journal) Special Issue "The Future of Facilities Management and
Sustainable Development"
**Please check the following link for this special issue:

A special issue of the *Sustainability*
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This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.




Special Issue Editors
Dr. Alex Opoku E-Mail
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*Guest Editor*
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Interests: built environment; sustainable development; SDGs
Dr. Jeoung Yul Lee E-Mail
*Guest Editor*
Hongik University, School of Business Management, Sejong, South Korea /
Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing, China / Leeds
University Business School, Leeds, UK
Interests: international business; emerging market MNEs; corporate social
responsibility; operational management; business ethics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue is aimed at exploring innovative approaches in the
Facilities Management (FM) sector towards the realisation of the
sustainable development agenda. Facilities Management (FM) is currently
shifting emphasis towards a long-term focus through the adoption of
maintenance and operation practices that considers the social,
environmental and economic benefits of all business decisions. The
Facilities Management (FM) sector is engaging with sustainable development
agenda as the whole built environment continuous to evolve. Brochner et al.
(2019) argue that digitalization and sustainability are the two main forces
that have shaped FM since the 1970s and this is impacting on the role of
Facility Managers.

Sustainable FM can be into building performance; sustainability tools and
standards; user perception, satisfaction and productivity; sustainability
management; construction and sustainable building materials; building
design and sustainability; urban development; and benefit of green
buildings (Nielsen et al., 2016). A study by Collins et al. (2019) that
explored the gap between sustainable buildings and sustainable FM believe
that there is the need to bridge the traditional gap between design,
construction and FM demands more effective solutions based on life cycle
assessments. The adoption of sustainable FM practices will reduce energy,
water and waste in the maintenance and operation of buildings. However, Lok
et al. (2018) add that organisational level support is required for the
smooth adoption of sustainable FM practices and processes.


   1. Brochner, J.; Haugen, T.; Lindkvist, C. Shaping tomorrow’s facilities
   management. *Facilities* 2019, *37*, 366–380.
   2. Collins, D.; Haugen, T.; Lindkvist, C.; Aamodt, C. Bridging the gap
   between sustainable FM and sustainable buildings—an exploratory study of
   six public buildings in Norway. *Facilities* 2019, 37, 639–652.
   3. Lok KL, Opoku A, Baldry D. Design of Sustainable Outsourcing Services
   for Facilities Management: Critical Success Factors. *Sustainability*
    2018, *10*, 2292.
   4. Nielsen, S.B.; Sarasoja, A.L.; Galamba, K.R. Sustainability in
   facilities management: an overview of current research. *Facilities*
    2016, *34*, 535–563.

Dr. Alex Opoku
Dr. Jeoung Yul Lee
*Guest Editors*


   - Facilities management and the SDGs
   - Outsourcing FM services
   - BIM and facilities Management
   - Facility management and digitalization
   - Occupants Wellbeing and Facilities Management
   - Life Cycle Costing
   - Sustainable Maintenance and operation management
   - Space Planning and Management
   - FM Managers and Sustainable Development
   - Facility management, HR/OB and sustainability

Published Papers
This special issue is now open for submission.

**If you need further information, please contact Guest Editors Dr. Alex
Opoku ([log in to unmask]) or Dr. Jeoung Yul Lee ([log in to unmask]).


Jeoung Yul Lee, PhD
Associate Professor, Hongik U. School of Business Management, South Korea

Distinguished Professor, CTBU, Chongqing, China

Visiting Associate Professor, Leeds U. Business School, England, UK

Associate Editor, *Asian Business & Management* (2018 Impact Factor 1.231)

Editorial Advisory Board: *International Business Review* (2018 Impact
Factor 3.639)

Editorial Review Board: *Management International Review* (2018 Impact
Factor 2.689),

*Asia Pacific Journal of Management *(2012 Impact Factor: 4.099),

*Management and Organization Review* (2018 Impact Factor: 2.400), and

*Cross Cultural & Strategic Management* (2018 Impact Factor: 2.619)

Editorial Board: *Journal of Korea Trade* (2015 Impact Factor: 0.607)

Editorial Advisory Board: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (England, UK)

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