Embodied carbon assessment of residential housing at urban scale

Kayacetin N. C., Tanyer A. M.

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, vol.117, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109470
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Greenfile, INSPEC, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Embodied carbon, Life cycle assessment (LCA), Mass housing projects, Transportation, Neighbourhood-scale development, Data management, LIFE-CYCLE ENERGY, BUILDINGS, DESIGN, EMISSIONS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A great majority of the previous research put extensive efforts on the evaluation of life cycle impacts and carbon footprint of single buildings. Analysis on single buildings often excludes components related with urban scale such as construction of infrastructure, distance to city centre and transportation. Research on neighbourhood-scale settlements is necessary to further develop the understanding of the environmental impact of built-environment.