Carbon emissions quantification and verification strategies for large-scale construction projects

Changbum Ahn, Sanghyun Lee, Feniosky Peña-Mora

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Construction processes are highly energy-intensive and account for a large share of carbon emissions. Construction stakeholders increasingly need to voluntarily measure and publicly report their carbon emissions from large-scale construction projects. This paper will present a framework to assess carbon emissions and carbon reduction opportunities in large-scale construction projects. It therefore will discuss various strategies to quantify emissions in the planning phase of construction projects and to verify carbon emissions in order to provide guidelines for stakeholders. In addition, the quantification scope for construction projects and the impact of different scope definitions are discussed. The presented framework will facilitate construction stakeholders in internally identifying and mitigating the carbon-related risks caused by their construction projects. It also will facilitate their participation in voluntary GHG reporting and reduction programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSDC 2011
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011 - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: Mar 23 2011Mar 25 2011

Publication series

NameICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period3/23/113/25/11

Keywords

  • Construction management
  • Emissions
  • Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Ahn, C., Lee, S., & Peña-Mora, F. (2012). Carbon emissions quantification and verification strategies for large-scale construction projects. In ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011 (pp. 1-8). (ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011). https://doi.org/10.1061/41204(426)1