Analysis of CO2 emission in the construction industry of Hong Kong

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference
Pages873-880
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Conference

TitleRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors International Research Conference, COBRA 2011
PlaceUnited Kingdom
CitySalford
Period12 - 13 September 2011

Abstract

The amount of CO2 emission in the world has grown alarmingly, leading to a series of global environmental problems such as global warming and ocean acidification. All of these environmental changes threaten the existence of mankind. Since the construction industry accounts for 50% of the total carbon emission, holding down the CO2 emission of the industry would be an effective way to slow down environmental deterioration. The construction industry in Hong Kong is developing rapidly accompanying with problems of energy consumption and carbon emission. This paper aims to compare the CO2 emissions in the phases of construction process, maintenance and demolition, and estimate the carbon emission rate of different construction materials. Moreover, this study introduces some measures that the Hong Kong Government has taken to reduce carbon emission and their impact. Besides, several suggestions on potential effective methods are also introduced to help attain the objective of carbon reduction.

Research Area(s)

  • CO2 emission, Construction industry, Construction materials, Structures of buildings

Citation Format(s)

Analysis of CO2 emission in the construction industry of Hong Kong. / Liu, Sha; Tam, Chi Ming.
COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference. 2011. p. 873-880.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review