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Developing a carbon footprint calculator for construction buildings

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dc.contributor.author Ammouri, Ali
dc.contributor.author Harmouche, Nicolas
dc.contributor.author Srour, Issam
dc.contributor.author Chehab, Ghassan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-26T08:47:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-26T08:47:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5670
dc.description.abstract Carbon footprint is commonly defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced directly or indirectly as a result of an activity. The term carbon footprint has become the standard for measuring the environmental impact of activities in several sectors (e.g., transportation, energy, construction). While there have been several studies documenting calculators that estimate the carbon footprint of individual activities (e.g., driving a car, riding an airplane), the literature describing the process of carbon footprint calculations for construction activities remains limited. The few existing tools that calculate the carbon footprint of construction buildings do not take into account some of the major variables in the design and construction process (e.g., properties of selected materials, location of suppliers). In an effort to improve the accuracy of carbon footprint calculations, this paper presents a tool that estimates the total carbon footprint of construction buildings while taking into consideration project characteristics (e.g., size, location, material choices). The calculator relies on data collected from construction material suppliers and covers the various phases of a construction project. Through a case study, the research team illustrates the use of the tool to identify the activities with high carbon emissions en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ASCE en_US
dc.title Developing a carbon footprint calculator for construction buildings en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306469 en_US
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412329.170#sthash.lanymYjR.dpuf en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Harmouche, N., Ammouri, A., Srour, I., Chehab, G., & Hamade, R. (2012). Developing a carbon footprint calculator for construction buildings. In Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World (pp. 1689-1699). en_US
dc.author.email ali.ammouri@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date May 21-23, 2012 en_US
dc.conference.pages 1689-1699
dc.conference.place West Lafayette, Indiana, United States en_US
dc.conference.title Construction Research Congress 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784412329.170 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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