@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999095,
	  title     = {Nanotechnology Innovations for the Sustainable Buildings of the Future},
	  author    = {Aysin Sev and  Meltem Ezel},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Sustainability, being the urgent issue of our time, is
closely related with the innovations in technology. Nanotechnology
(NT), although not a new science, can be regarded relatively a new
science for buildings with brand new materials and applications. This
paper tends to give a research review of current and near future
applications of nanotechnology (NT) for achieving high-performance
and healthy buildings for a sustainable future. In the introduction, the
driving forces for the sustainability of construction industry are
explained. Then, the term NT is defined, and significance of
innovations in NT for a sustainable construction industry is revealed.
After presenting the application areas of NT and nanomaterials for
buildings with a number of cases, challenges in the adoption of this
technology are put forward, and finally the impacts of nanoparticles
and nanomaterials on human health and environment are discussed.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Architectural and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {886 - 896},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999095},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/92},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 92, 2014},