Comparatively Embodied Carbon Analysis on the Volumetric Prefabrication Elements and in-Situ Elements in Residential Building Development of Hong Kong


This paper reviews the embodied carbon footprint of volumetric prefabrication elements for residential development in Hong Kong. Prefabrication becomes a common practice in residential development in Hong Kong and is considered as a green approach. In Hong Kong, prefabrication took place at factories in Pearl River Delta. Although prefabrication reduces construction wastage, it might generate more greenhouse gases from transportation and manufacturing processes. This study attempts to measure the 'cradle to site' greenhouse gas emission from volumetric prefabrication elements for a public housing development in Kai Tak area. The findings could help further reduction of 'cradle to site' carbon footprint through process improvement.

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Felix Y.H. Wong, AECOM Asia Co. Ltd, Hong Kong
Y.T. Tang, AECOM Asia Co. Ltd, Hong Kong

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Atmosphere and Air

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