Global warming potential of a residential building construction in Malaysia using the life cycle assessment (LCA) approach

Abd Rashid, Abd Rashid and Yusoff, Sumiani (2018) Global warming potential of a residential building construction in Malaysia using the life cycle assessment (LCA) approach. Malaysian Construction Research Journal, 24 (1). pp. 11-19. ISSN 1985-3807

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Abstract

Building industry consumes substantial natural resources and produces considerable greenhouse gas emission. This paper presents a life cycle assessment approach to assess Global Warming Potential (GWP) of a residential building in Malaysia. The results show that building element that uses a cement-based material such as concrete contributed the highest GWP in comparison to other materials. In the construction phase, temporary timber formwork has the highest GWP. The results also show that the semi-detached house has higher GWP per m 2 compared to flats. The findings from this research can serve as the benchmark for LCA for buildings in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global warming; Residential building construction; Malaysia; life cycle assessment (LCA)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 02:04
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 02:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20916

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