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Development of a Greenhouse Gas Monitoring System for Construction Projects
Kim, Tae Yeong; Park, Hee-Sung;
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For several decades, economic growth has achieved in the aspect of productivity and effectiveness not environmental friendly. As a result, global warming is a major agenda to solve. Therefore, global effort to sustainable development has been adopted like UNFCCC and Kyoto protocol that aimed to reduce greenhouse gas. However, the construction industry has only focused on applying techniques for using less energy sources not monitoring sustainable construction and development. Therefore, this study developed a tool for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions in construction industry. The proposed system evaluates and estimates BAU (Business as usual) for each phase of a construction project. For this purpose, analyzed the greenhouse gas emission factors coincide to life cycle of a construction project. The scope of monitoring is determined according to data availability and emission factor. Then, the system framework is developed and the calculation logic is proposed the system features provide comparison between the emission estimates for eco-friendly design and the actual emission of construction and operation phases. The system would be utilized as a tool for supporting to green construction realization and green construction performance evaluation.
Monitoring system;Greenhouse gas;Green construction;
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