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Modelling greenhouse gas emissions for Australian residential building construction

Treloar, Graham J. 2001, Modelling greenhouse gas emissions for Australian residential building construction, The international journal of construction management, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 31-46.

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Title Modelling greenhouse gas emissions for Australian residential building construction
Author(s) Treloar, Graham J.
Journal name The international journal of construction management
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 31
End page 46
Publisher The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management
Place of publication Hong Kong, China
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1562-3599
Keyword(s) Greenhouse gas emissions
Embodied energy
Input-output analysis
Residential building construction
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Summary International pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has forced many countries to look beyond 'demand side' measures. Several industry sectors are examining indirect requirements for energy and other resources that involve significant greenhouse gas emissions. The operation of buildings is responsible for approximately one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. Moreover, he construction process consumes vast quantities of raw materials and complex goods and services each year. Each of the processes required for the provision of these products requires energy, and most of this is fossil fuel based. A national model of greenhouse gas emissions is required for residential building construction, to indicate where emissions reduction strategies should focus. A disaggregated input-output model is developed for the Australian residential building construction sector, and recommendations are made about how this model can be used in the development of policies of emissions mitigation for both the sector and individual residential buildings.
Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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