Implications of optimising prefabrication for the life cycle carbon emissions of high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
Implications of optimising prefabrication for the life cycle carbon emissions of high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Dr Pan, Wei   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Anumba Chimay   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Ng Thomas Shiu Tong   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Niu Jian-lei   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
763032
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Low-carbon building, Prefabrication, Building carbon emission, Sustainable construction, Life cycle assessment
Discipline
Building and Construction
Panel
Engineering (E)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17207115
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) To develop a building life cycle carbon emission model that adopts the LCA approach to estimate the embodied and operational carbon emissions of a reference high-rise public residential building in Hong Kong; 2) To estimate carbon emissions in line with the building life cycle stages of high-rise public residential buildings in Hong Kong with different cases and prefabrication scenarios; 3) To develop solutions for achieving maximum carbon emission reduction in Hong Kong’s high-rise public residential buildings through the optimal use of prefabrication integrating low-carbon materials and innovative design features.