Life-Cycle Assessment of Economic and Environmental Benefits of Green Residential Buildings

Zhikang Bao, Yuzhe Li, Jianli Hao, Weisheng Lu, Chee Seong Chin

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This paper aims to build up a framework to evaluate the economic and environmental benefits of GB by adopting life-cycle assessment. It starts with the extensive review of some key areas related to the study. Then, the components of economic and environmental benefits required being evaluated, and the methods to evaluate are introduced. Afterwards, based on the evaluation methods, two case studies in China with different certification level are adopted. From these two case studies, it is found green building will cause extra cost in the construction phase meanwhile economic and environmental benefits are generated in the operation phase. Green building is worth of being implemented because the payback period of the green building is much shorter compared with the service time. Additionally, the current green technologies are not mature enough to support the highest certification level of GB.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate. CRIOCM 2018
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811539770
ISBN (Print)9789811539763
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2021


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