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Title: Framework for carbon emission evaluation of road maintenance
Authors: Itoya, Emioshor
Hazell, Katrina
Ison, Stephen G.
El-Hamalawi, Ashraf
Frost, Matthew W.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © National Academy of Sciences
Citation: ITOYA, E. ... et al, 2012. Framework for carbon emission evaluation of road maintenance. Transportation Research Record, 2292, pp. 1 - 11.
Abstract: In the United Kingdom, carbon emissions associated with business activities have shifted from matters of policy to sources of legal responsibilities under the Climate Change Act of 2008. A flexible and easy-to-use technique is needed so that businesses can assess their carbon emissions in response to regulations on the environmental impact of construction activities. The aim of this study was to develop a methodology that could offer businesses a carbon life-cycle assessment tool to identify emissions hot spots across the value chain and inform a carbon-reduction hierarchy. The approach employed was based on methodology described in the publicly available specification (PAS2050) protocol. The objective was to identify locations where the largest production of emissions occurred and provide for the biggest potential reduction within routine highway maintenance processes. The methodology framework allows businesses to make informed decisions in carbon terms through the identification and prioritization of areas of potential reduction of emissions.
Description: This article was published in the journal Transportation Research Record [© National Academy of Sciences]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2292-01
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.3141/2292-01
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11565
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2292-01
ISSN: 0361-1981
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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