Book Chapter

Assessing embodied greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment

Soo Huey Teh, Thomas Wiedmann, Robert H Crawford, Ke Xing, Peter Newton, Deo Prasad, Alistair Sproul, Stephen White

Decarbonising the Built Environment: Charting the Transition | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2019


This chapter aims to increase awareness related to the assessment of embodied greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) of the built environment in Australia—a critical step to achieve meaningful emissions reduction. A summary of existing methods, data, tools, guidance and gaps in quantifying embodied GHGE in the Australian built environment is provided. A quick evaluation of embodied GHGE is an important aid for the design decision-making process within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. The newly developed Embodied Carbon Explorer (ECE) online tool is introduced to rapidly assess embodied GHGE for built environment projects with National Carbon Offset Standard-performance obj..

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