Strategies to minimize the Embodied Carbon Emissions in building construction project

Volume: 07 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology
Received Date: 01/08/2024
Acceptance Date: 03/30/2024
Published On: 2024-04-05
First Page: 17
Last Page: 33

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By: Somnath Maurya


Abstract: It is imperative that sustainability in construction be addressed immediately because the building industry contributes significantly to global energy consumption and carbon emissions. In 2019, the Construction sector accounted for 36% of total energy consumption and 38% of total carbon emissions, making it one of the three major sectors in terms of energy consumption and a significant area of responsibility for direct and indirect carbon emissions.To address this issue, this paper proposes an embodied carbon emission reduction methodology for construction projects. The methodology involves identifying and implementing effective strategies to reduce embodied carbon emissions using sustainable building materials and a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) tool. The necessary information was gathered, examined, and verified using a real-world building case using the MCDM tool. The findings suggest that the structured and objective approach of MCDM can be highly effective in identifying the most sustainable building material.The results demonstrate that the use of sustainable building materials can significantly reduce embodied carbon emissions and achieve cost savings compared to conventional R.C.C buildings. The proposed methodology can provide decision-makers with valuable insights into reducing embodied carbon emissions and improving sustainability in construction projects.

Keywords: Carbon Emissions, Carbon neutrality, Low carbon construction, Embodied emissions, multi-criteria decision making, MCDM, ELECTRE, Sustainable materials.



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