Journal article

Low carbon effects of urban underground space

Yong-Kang Qiao, Fang-Le Peng, Soheil Sabri, Abbas Rajabifard

Sustainable Cities and Society | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019


Urbanization is progressing rapidly, while problems raised by climate change are occurring across the globe. Cities are at the center of both of the two tendencies therefore, low carbon or zero carbon cities are being promoted. Urban underground space (UUS) is a key component in the process of urbanization and plays a significant role in creating low carbon cities, as highlighted in this paper. Meanwhile, UUS also involves unavoidable drawbacks regarding energy consumption in terms of lighting, ventilation and dehumidification. In this paper, the advantages of UUS in creating low carbon cities are analyzed, and a framework for calculating the positive low carbon effects derived from UUS use ..

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Awarded by National Key Technology RD Program

Awarded by National Basic Research Program (973 Program)

Awarded by China Scholarship Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided by funds from Grant 2012BAJ01B04 from the National Key Technology R&D Program, Grant 2015CB057806 from the National Basic Research Program (973 Program) as well as China Scholarship Council (File No. 201806260167).