Embodied carbon assessment of residential housing at urban scale

A great majority of the previous research put extensive efforts on the evaluation of life cycle impacts and carbon footprint of single buildings. Analysis on single buildings often excludes components related with urban scale such as construction of infrastructure, distance to city centre and transportation. Research on neighbourhood-scale settlements is necessary to further develop the understanding of the environmental impact of built-environment.


Gharbi Oskouei, Aisan; Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Department of Building Science in Architecture (2022-8-25)
Environmental considerations and future sustainability are among the significant factors that have been considered in the present century. In the company of various influencing factors, the building and construction side has a momentous role in this regard due to its large contribution in consuming resources and energy, in addition to the release of detrimental greenhouse gases. The embodied energy of different alternative materials that are more commonly used in the construction of exterior walls and other...
Sustainable construction in Turkish higher education context
Topak, Fatih; Tokdemir, Onur Behzat; Pekeriçli, Mehmet Koray; Tanyer, Ali Murat (2019-03-01)
As the construction industry is one of the dominant contributors to the world’s total CO2 emissions and it has huge negative impacts on the environment, sustainable construction has become a key aspiration in the field. Through utilizing eco-friendly design and resource efficiency, sustainable construction is considered as the main concept to create and operate a healthy built environment. Although sustainability has been demonstrated as a timeless objective for continuous development in Turkey’s government...
Life cycle assessment of a basic external drywall system in Turkey
Akgül, Çağla; Özcelik, Gökçe (null; 2014-10-24)
The construction sector, being one of the greatest consumers of raw materials, has been under the spotlight for many years in parallel to the increased environmental awareness. Specifically, building of walls are of critical importance. For each wall element, there are different manufacturing steps; but, in general, the emissions from a wall element are dominated by one or two manufacturing steps. For example, for concrete, both energy use and calcination in cement manufacturing are in focus; for clay brick...
Comparative life cycle assessment of uranium recovery from brine
Altay, Melike Benan; Kurt, Zöhre; Department of Environmental Engineering (2022-4-15)
With the increase in world population and the associated increase in raw material, clean water, and energy demands, seeking for innovative and sustainable methods to decrease the human-made environmental footprint becomes a task of utmost importance. Uranium-based atomic energy the generation has an enormous potential to efficiently supply energy demand at the cost of high environmental impact on water bodies. Therefore, estimating the environmental impacts of the uranium recovery systems from desalination ...
Sustainability Assessments of Urban Railway Systems: Case Study Evaluations in Turkey
YÜKSEL, MÜGE; Tanyer, Ali Murat; Pekeriçli, Mehmet Koray (Springer, 2019-01-01)
There are ongoing efforts to control global warming via reducing CO2 emissions, which are mostly based on human activities. Through life cycle assessment (LCA) carbon footprint (CFP) calculations provide a clear picture of embodied carbon (EC). In this study, the significance of EC estimation and reduction for railway projects are explored. The main motivation is having applicable sustainability strategies for railway systems in Turkey. Since there is no certification system, range or database, these effort...
Citation Formats
N. C. Kayaçetin and A. M. Tanyer, “Embodied carbon assessment of residential housing at urban scale,” RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, pp. 0–0, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/30680.