The building sector is responsible for a significant proportion of a nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. In an attempt to mitigate these emissions, industry and government have been mainly focussed on reducing operational emissions associated with buildings, leaving the embodied emissions largely ignored.
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Monique FoucheThe balance between greenhouse gas emissions and cost: A life cycle approach towards GHG reduction and financial performance in buildings
In order to ensure that the Integrated Carbon Metrics (ICM) project meets industry and user needs, a scoping study was conducted within Australia with construction industry professionals.The aim of the study included the following:Gain an understanding of the construction industry’s current approach to embodied carbon assessment;Identify perceived strengths and weaknesses of current embodied ca
This project interim report presents the initial outcomes of the research that consist of:
PART 1: Recruitment of participants from single dwellings and multi-unit dwellings, and initial data analysis of the stage 1 survey;
PART 2: Analysis of the BASIX assessment model, key variables and methods of data collection for the stage 2 energy performance monitoring.