Analysis of the deterring aspects of the life cycle assessment process for the embodied carbon calculation of buildings

Mohebbi, Golnaz, Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0405-7146 and Mylona, Anastasia (2022) Analysis of the deterring aspects of the life cycle assessment process for the embodied carbon calculation of buildings. In: CIBSE Technical Symposium, 21-22 Apr 2022, London Southbank University, UK.

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Abstract

The high contribution of the building sector to the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions places a significant responsibility on the industry for its emission reductions. Up to 50% of a building's lifetime emissions could be attributed to the emissions produced during the construction of the building or the embodied carbon of the building. Performing a life cycle assessment (LCA) is a reliable method for calculating a building's embodied carbon, a necessary step in any reduction method.
Despite the consensus within the scientific community around the necessity of GHG reduction, it is not typical for LCAs to be carried out during the building construction or design process. This study examines the issues that arise while carrying out an LCA. By examining this process, the study will attempt to identify the factors of the LCA process that prevent or hinder the common use of LCAs within the industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: LCA, Embodied Carbon, Whole life carbon
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering
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Depositing User: Ali Bahadori-Jahromi
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 09:29
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 02:45
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9170

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