An Analysis of Embodied Carbon of Different Types of Residential Buildings in China
2nd International Conference on Structures and Building Materials (ICSBM), 2012-03-09 to 2012-03-11.
Using the method of lifecycle assessment (LCA) and building information model (BIM), this paper compares quantitatively the embodied carbon levels of three typical residential buildings: a five-storied townhouse, a fourteen-storied medium high-rise and a thirty-storied high-rise. This study consequently finds out that, in a specific period (i.e. from cradle to site), the medium high-rise emits the least embodied carbon and therefore is preferable in this respect.
embodied carbon; residential buildings; life cycle assessment (LCA)