WIT Press


Preliminary Study On The Estimation Of Urban Embodied Emissions Using Case-based Reasoning

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150161

Volume

168

Pages

9

Page Range

179 - 187

Published

2015

Size

381 kb

Author(s)

S. Kang, G. Kang, H. Cho, K. Kang

Abstract

As the urban population increases and embodied carbon emissions become more important, urban embodied emissions should also be considered. This study proposes the concept of urban embodied emissions and suggests an alternative for estimating the emissions using case-based reasoning (CBR). Among different types of CBR, we used statistical methods and developed cause–effect models. For cause features, we selected structures, uses and locations of buildings to consider materials used and transportation; for effect features, we selected embodied emissions from different phases of building. Life cycle embodied emissions of buildings were then computed to estimate embodied emissions of cities. Here, we applied additional dimensions, spatial and temporal, to describe the urban trend in region and time. This approach can be used to analyse the urban life cycle of embodied emissions.

Keywords

embodied emissions, urban life cycle, case-based reasoning, sustainable development