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Conference Paper: The desire for the construction industry to move towards lifecycle carbon emissions analysis

TitleThe desire for the construction industry to move towards lifecycle carbon emissions analysis
Authors
KeywordsCarbon dioxide
Emission
Building environmental assessment
Buildings lifecycle
Issue Date2011
PublisherDanish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University.
Citation
The 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 April 2011. In Proceedings, 2011, p. 97-98 How to Cite?
AbstractA significant reduction in carbon emissions is a global mission and the construction industry has an indispensable role to play as it is a major carbon dioxide (CO2) generator. Over the years, various building environmental assessment (BEA) models have been developed to promote environmentally responsible design and construction. However, limited attention has been placed on assessing and benchmarking the carbon emitted throughout the lifecycle of building facilities. In this paper, current BEA approaches adopted by the construction industry are first introduced. The focus of these models and concepts is then examined. Following a brief review of lifecycle analysis, the boundary in which a lifecycle carbon emission analysis should be set for a construction project is identified. The paper concludes by highlighting the potential barriers of applying lifecycle carbon emissions analysis in the construction industry. It is proposed that lifecycle carbon emission analysis can be integrated with existing BEA models to provide a more comprehensive and accurate evaluation on the cradle-to-grave environmental performance of a construction facility.
DescriptionOpen URL: http://vbn.aau.dk/files/52261117/Proceedings_6th_Nordic_Executive_Summaries.pdf
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138023
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dc.contributor.authorNg, TSTen_US
dc.contributor.authorVeronika, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkitmore, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:38:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-26T14:38:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 April 2011. In Proceedings, 2011, p. 97-98en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-87-563-1514-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138023-
dc.descriptionOpen URL: http://vbn.aau.dk/files/52261117/Proceedings_6th_Nordic_Executive_Summaries.pdf-
dc.description.abstractA significant reduction in carbon emissions is a global mission and the construction industry has an indispensable role to play as it is a major carbon dioxide (CO2) generator. Over the years, various building environmental assessment (BEA) models have been developed to promote environmentally responsible design and construction. However, limited attention has been placed on assessing and benchmarking the carbon emitted throughout the lifecycle of building facilities. In this paper, current BEA approaches adopted by the construction industry are first introduced. The focus of these models and concepts is then examined. Following a brief review of lifecycle analysis, the boundary in which a lifecycle carbon emission analysis should be set for a construction project is identified. The paper concludes by highlighting the potential barriers of applying lifecycle carbon emissions analysis in the construction industry. It is proposed that lifecycle carbon emission analysis can be integrated with existing BEA models to provide a more comprehensive and accurate evaluation on the cradle-to-grave environmental performance of a construction facility.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDanish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University.-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisationen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCarbon dioxide-
dc.subjectEmission-
dc.subjectBuilding environmental assessment-
dc.subjectBuildings lifecycle-
dc.titleThe desire for the construction industry to move towards lifecycle carbon emissions analysisen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=978-87-563-1514-2&volume=&spage=97&epage=98&date=2011&atitle=The+desire+for+the+construction+industry+to+move+towards+lifecycle+carbon+emissions+analysis-
dc.identifier.emailNg, TST: tstng@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailVeronika, A: alin.veronika@gmail.com-
dc.identifier.emailSkitmore, M: rm.skitmore@qut.edu.au-
dc.identifier.authorityNg, TST=rp00158en_US
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dc.identifier.spage97en_US
dc.identifier.epage98en_US
dc.description.otherThe 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 April 2011. In Proceedings, 2011, p. 97-98-

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