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Life Cycle Assessment using input-output analysis of CO2 emissions from housing in Malaysia

Fujita, Yoshinori and Matsumoto, Hiroshi and Ho, Chin Siong (2008) Life Cycle Assessment using input-output analysis of CO2 emissions from housing in Malaysia. In: International Conference On Sustainable Energy Technologies (7th : 2008 : Korea), 24-27th August 2008, Seoul, Korea.

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Abstract

In order to develop a sustainable society; it is necessary to assess environmental loads such as CO2 and NOX emissions, and the use of natural resources. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can provide useful information for decision-making purposes in order to solve this problem. In this paper, we focus on the analysis only, using an input-output table. The housing types assessed were apartments, terraced houses, semidetached houses, detached houses and so on. We found that the main source of CO2 emissions during the construction phase came from building structures, foundations or finishes. Finally, methods for the reduction of CO2 emissions during the construction phase and operation phase were discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:organised by Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment (KIEAE)
Uncontrolled Keywords:housing, Malaysia, life cycle assessment, input-output analysis
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:6628
Deposited By: Mr Syahrul Hasni Hasnan
Deposited On:28 Oct 2008 02:48
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:45

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