Green maintenance for heritage buildings: paint repair appraisal

Kayan, B.A. (2017) Green maintenance for heritage buildings: paint repair appraisal. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35 (1). pp. 63-89. ISSN 2398-4708, DOI

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Purpose: Sustainability encapsulates economic, environmental and societal domains. In order to conform to these domains, the efficiency of maintenance and repair of heritage buildings is no exception. Emergently, environmental considerations for sustainable heritage buildings repair have become increasingly important. The purpose of this paper is to present a decision-making process based on “Green Maintenance Model” – an appraisal approach based on life cycle assessment (LCA) of paint repair options for heritage buildings. Design/methodology/approach: Calculation procedures of Green Maintenance model within selected boundaries of LCA enable evaluation of carbon emissions, in terms of embodied carbon expenditure, expended from paint repair for heritage buildings during maintenance phase. Findings: “Green Maintenance” model could be understood as a carbon LCA of paint repair and has been recognized in reducing carbon emissions. Significantly, the model underpins decision-making for repair options for heritage buildings. Practical implications: It must be emphasized that the calculation procedures of Green Maintenance model is not limited to heritage buildings and can be applied to any repair types, materials used and building forms. More importantly, this model practically supports environmentally focused conservation and promotes sustainable repair approach. Social implications: The implementation of Green Maintenance model highlights the efficiency of repairs options that may be adopted. Originality/value: Green Maintenance shows that generated environmental maintenance impact from repair options relays the “true” embodied carbon expenditure contextualized within the longevity of repair and its embodied carbon. This will consequently allow rationale in appraisal of repair options.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Life cycle assessment (LCA); Green maintenance; Environmental maintenance impact (EMI); Calculation procedures; Embodied carbon; Heritage buildings
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 08:51
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 08:51

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