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CO2 Emissions and Cost by Floor Types of Public Apartment Houses in South Korea

Technological Development Team, Hanyang Corporation, 558 Songpadae-Ro, Songpa-Gu, Seoul 05510, Korea
Building and Urban Research Institute, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Daehwa-Dong 283, Goyandae-Ro, ILsanseo-Gu, Goyang-Si 10223, Korea
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Academic Editor: Muge Mukaddes Darwish
Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 445;
Received: 3 February 2016 / Revised: 8 April 2016 / Accepted: 26 April 2016 / Published: 5 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
In each country in the world, there is a strong need for all industries to reduce CO2 emissions for sustainable development as a preparation for climatic change. The biggest issue in many developed countries, including the United States, is to reduce CO2 emissions for the upcoming implementation of Carbon Emissions Trading. The construction industry, in particular, which accounts for up about 30% of CO2 emissions, will need studies on the amount of CO2 emissions. The purpose of this study is to present the most environmentally friendly and economical apartment house plan types according to the increasing number of layers by evaluating the amount of CO2 emissions and economic efficiency. The results indicated that flat and Y-shaped types are more eco-friendly and economical in lower levels of less than 20 stories. However, the L-shaped type is more highly eco-friendly and economically efficient in higher levels of more than 20 stories. The results of this paper would help to make a decision on the building types and the number of stories in the early stages of construction. View Full-Text
Keywords: apartment house; type of housing; CO2 emission; cost apartment house; type of housing; CO2 emission; cost
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Jang, H.J.; Kim, T.H.; Chae, C.U. CO2 Emissions and Cost by Floor Types of Public Apartment Houses in South Korea. Sustainability 2016, 8, 445.

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