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Carbon reduction measures-based LCA of prefabricated temporary housing with renewable energy systems

Dong, Ling, Wang, Yu, Li, Hong Xian, Jiang, Boya and Al-Hussein, Mohamed 2018, Carbon reduction measures-based LCA of prefabricated temporary housing with renewable energy systems, Sustainability, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1-22, doi: 10.3390/su10030718.

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Title Carbon reduction measures-based LCA of prefabricated temporary housing with renewable energy systems
Author(s) Dong, Ling
Wang, Yu
Li, Hong Xian
Jiang, Boya
Al-Hussein, Mohamed
Journal name Sustainability
Volume number 10
Issue number 3
Article ID 718
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2018
ISSN 1937-0695
Keyword(s) life cycle assessment
temporary housing
prefabrication
carbon reduction measures
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
Summary Temporary housing plays an important role in providing secure, hygienic, private, and comfortable shelter in the aftermath of disaster (such as flood, fire, earthquake, etc.). Additionally, temporary housing can also be used as a sustainable form of on-site residences for construction workers. While most of the building components used in temporary housing can be manufactured in a plant, prefabrication technology improves the production efficiency of temporary housing; furthermore, integrated renewable energy systems, for example, solar photovoltaic (PV) system, offer benefits for temporary housing operations. In order to assess the environmental impacts of prefabricated temporary housing equipped with renewable energy systems, this study first divides the life cycle of temporary housing into six stages, and then establishes a life cycle assessment (LCA) model for each stage. Furthermore, with the aim of reducing the environmental impacts, life cycle carbon reduction measures are proposed for each stage of temporary housing. The proposed methodology is demonstrated using a case study in China. Based on the proposed carbon reduction measures, the LCA of a prefabricated temporary housing case study building equipped with renewable energy systems indicates a carbon emissions intensity of 35.7 kg/m2·per year, as well as a reduction in material embodied emissions of 18%, assembly emissions of 17.5%, and operational emissions of 91.5%. This research proposes a carbon reduction-driven LCA of temporary housing and contributes to promoting sustainable development of prefabricated temporary housing equipped with renewable energy systems.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/su10030718
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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