Embodied and Construction Phase Greenhouse Gas Emissions of a Low-energy Residential building

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Pöyry, Amalia
dc.contributor.author Säynäjoki, Antti
dc.contributor.author Heinonen, Jukka
dc.contributor.author Junnonen, Juha-Matti
dc.contributor.author Junnila, Seppo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T08:59:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T08:59:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Pöyry , A , Säynäjoki , A , Heinonen , J , Junnonen , J-M & Junnila , S 2015 , ' Embodied and Construction Phase Greenhouse Gas Emissions of a Low-energy Residential building ' Procedia Economics and Finance , vol 21 , pp. 355-365 . DOI: 10.1016/S2212-5671(15)00187-2 en
dc.identifier.issn 2212-5671
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/embodied-and-construction-phase-greenhouse-gas-emissions-of-a-lowenergy-residential-building(9d68f73f-6f87-4511-9bbe-d925d62a450c).html
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671(15)00187-2
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/11596939/1_s2.0_S2212567115001872_main.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25732
dc.description.abstract Climate change is one of the biggest sustainability challenges of our time. In the context of the built environment, the emphasis is on increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, whereas other building life cycle phases are generally considered less important. However, in recent research it has been suggested that more attention should be given to construction phases, including emissions embodied in materials. They occur in early life cycle stages whereas a large share of use-phase related emissionsoccur outside the existingclimate change mitigation target years, and, due to development in energy sector,might significantly deviate from what is projected today. In this study, by using the life cycle assessment (LCA), we assess the greenhouse gas emissions related to the materials and construction of a low-energy multi-storey residential building in Finland. We depict how the emissions are allocated to the different building systems and look for opportunities to reduce the emissions from this perspective. The novelty of the study arises from two factors: (1) we utilize the wide assessment scope that enables depicting the importance of the boundary decision and (2) not many construction-phase LCA studies of modern low-energy residential buildings exist. en
dc.format.extent 355-365
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Procedia Economics and Finance en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 21 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 212 Civil and construction engineering en
dc.subject.other 222 Other engineering and technologies en
dc.subject.other 513 Law en
dc.subject.other 520 Other social sciences en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.subject.other 1171 Geosciences en
dc.title Embodied and Construction Phase Greenhouse Gas Emissions of a Low-energy Residential building en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil and Structural Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment en
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword construction
dc.subject.keyword embodied emissions
dc.subject.keyword greenhouse gas
dc.subject.keyword life cycle assessment
dc.subject.keyword life cycle inventory
dc.subject.keyword real estate business
dc.subject.keyword REB
dc.subject.keyword 212 Civil and construction engineering
dc.subject.keyword 222 Other engineering and technologies
dc.subject.keyword 513 Law
dc.subject.keyword 520 Other social sciences
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.subject.keyword 1171 Geosciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114116
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S2212-5671(15)00187-2
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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