Assessment of CO2 Emissions and Resource Sustainability for Housing Construction in Malaysia

Yoshinori, Fujita and Hiroshi, Matsumoto and Ho, Chin Siong (2009) Assessment of CO2 Emissions and Resource Sustainability for Housing Construction in Malaysia. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 4 (1). pp. 16-26. ISSN 1748-1317

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Abstract

Assessment of a society's environmental load is one of the important tasks when creating a sustainable society. The authors of this paper assessed CO2 emissions and forest resource sustainability for the housing construction taking place in Malaysia using an Input-Output analysis. Common housing types such as apartments and terraced houses were assessed. The findings showed that the main sources of CO2 emissions during the construction phase were generated in the building components, such as building structures and foundations. The forest resource sustainability will be sustained under certain conditions, even if timber housing construction is to be promoted. This paper also discusses the methods for both CO2 reductions and forest resource sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing; Input-output analysis; Life cycle assessment; Malaysia; Resource sustainability
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban Design
Depositing User: Norazreen Ismail
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 07:09
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 07:09
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/501

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