Review of carbon emission and LCA application towards sustainable building

Murnira Othman, Ahmad Fariz Mohamed, Mahira Othman

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Abstract

Building sector contributes to a signiicant amount of carbon emissions and consumes enormous environmental materials and energy. The assessment on all phase of building life cycle can be applied as a robust approach in reducing impact from building industries. Embodied energy and carbon emission are the most targeted parameters in order to implement sustainable building. Thus life cycle assessment (LCA) tool application in building sector becomes an important approach in evaluating building performance. This review attempts to investigate the application of LCA in building construction process in order to promote low environmental impact and sustainable building. Wide application of LCA in many types of buildings and countries suggest the eficiency of this tool in evaluating building performance in terms of life cycle approach. Thus, implementation and application of this approach in building sector is well recommended towards energy saving and emission reduction as well as natural resource conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-96
Number of pages20
JournalMalaysian Construction Research Journal
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • CO2 emission
  • Construction
  • Embodied energy
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Malaysia
  • Sustainable building

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  • Building and Construction

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Review of carbon emission and LCA application towards sustainable building. / Othman, Murnira; Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz; Othman, Mahira.

In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2015, p. 77-96.

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