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Carbon dioxide from earthworks: a bottom-up approach.

Hughes, L and Phear, A and Nicholson, D and Guthrie, PM and Pantelidou, H and Soga, K and Kidd, A and Fraser, N (2011) Carbon dioxide from earthworks: a bottom-up approach. ICE Proceedings Civil Engineering, 164.

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Concerns over climate change mean engineers need to understand the greenhouse gas emissions associated with infrastructure projects. Standard coefficients are increasingly used to calculate the embodied emissions of construction materials, but these are not generally appropriate to inherently variable earthworks. This paper describes a new tool that takes a bottom-up approach to calculating carbon dioxide emissions from earthworks operations. In the case of bulk earthworks this is predominantly from the fuel used by machinery moving materials already on site. Typical earthworks solutions are explored along with the impact of using manufactured materials such as lime.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon Highways Design Earthworks
Divisions: Div D > Sustainable Development
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:55
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 04:45