A comparative method of air emission impact assessment for building construction activities

Sandanayake, M, Zhang, G and Setunge, S 2018, 'A comparative method of air emission impact assessment for building construction activities', Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 68, pp. 1-9.


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Title A comparative method of air emission impact assessment for building construction activities
Author(s) Sandanayake, M
Zhang, G
Setunge, S
Year 2018
Journal name Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Volume number 68
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Different construction activities may indicate distinct environmental impacts due to their uniqueness. Ability to assess and compare the environmental impacts from different construction activities can aid the process of minimising emissions at different building construction processes. The study presents a comparative impact assessment methodology to evaluate environmental impacts at different activities during the building construction stage. Significant impact related construction activities for five major impact categories namely global warming potential (GWP 100), acidification potential (AP), Eutrophication potential (EP), Photochemical oxidation formation potential (POFP) and Human toxicity potential (HTP) are compared from the global, regional and local perspectives. A case study of a residential building in Australia is used to demonstrate the application of the functions of the developed method. The results of the case study indicated that the method can be effectively used to compare environmental impacts of different construction activities at different geographical perspectives considered. The method can be used by designers and contractors in comparing impacts of various construction activities to identify the most emission effective construction processes.
Subject Construction Engineering
Keyword(s) environmental impacts
emissions
buildings
construction
case study
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.eiar.2017.09.003
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ISSN 0195-9255
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