Journal article

Quantifying Australia's life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for new homes

Monique Schmidt, Robert H Crawford, Georgia Warren-Myers

Energy and Buildings | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Australia is going through a significant housing boom with approximately 200,000 new homes built each year; and significantly more are required on an annual basis to accommodate the estimated population growth of almost 36 million by 2050. The effects of climate change are increasingly being felt and responsive action is required for mitigation and adaption, which must include the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission implications of this new residential stock. Mitigation strategies have been predominantly focused on decreasing the operational GHG emissions associated with buildings, leaving the other life cycle stages, such as construction, largely ignored. To achieve national targets, such as zero..

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