Analysis of CO2 Emission Characteristics of Concrete Used at Construction Sites
AbstractAs the greenhouse gas reduction goal of 37% below business-as-usual (BAU) by 2030, the construction industry is recognized as an anti-environment industry for mass consumption/mass waste; thus, members of the industry are requested to make efforts to transform it into an environment-friendly industry. Concrete, a common construction material, is known to emit large amounts of environmentally hazardous waste during the processes related to its production, construction, maintenance, and demolition. The amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the product is specified in a ready-mixed concrete report whenever concrete is sold commercially. Hence, there have been many studies addressing the quantitative evaluation and reduction of the environmental effects of concrete. This study aims to introduce a method for assessing the amount of carbon dioxide emission from the processes of producing concrete. Moreover, we measured the quantities of CO2 emission of about 10 under-construction projects, including office buildings, apartment buildings, and high-rise residential buildings in South Korea. Using the assessment result, we analyzed the CO2 reduction performance of an office building in South Korea and drew conclusions about measures for reducing CO2 emission. View Full-Text
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Kim, T.H.; Chae, C.U.; Kim, G.H.; Jang, H.J. Analysis of CO2 Emission Characteristics of Concrete Used at Construction Sites. Sustainability 2016, 8, 348.
Kim TH, Chae CU, Kim GH, Jang HJ. Analysis of CO2 Emission Characteristics of Concrete Used at Construction Sites. Sustainability. 2016; 8(4):348.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Tae H.; Chae, Chang U.; Kim, Gil H.; Jang, Hyoung J. 2016. "Analysis of CO2 Emission Characteristics of Concrete Used at Construction Sites." Sustainability 8, no. 4: 348.
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