Implementation of LCA tools during Construction Phase in Context of Libyan Building Projects

Tarek. A. A. Elkaseh, Ismail Abdul Rahman, Aftab Hameed Memon

Abstract


After recent revolution in Libya, construction development works have been increased significantly. This has resulted in huge quantity of cement use which is contributing to the large amount of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emission. It has become a major risk for the environment and human life. Hence, life cycle assessment is being popularized in the construction industry for analyzing environmental impact of the projects. Current study has examined various life cycle assessment tools used during the construction phase of project. The study has gathered data using questionnaire survey. With statistical analysis of the surveyed data, it is found that, in Libyan building projects, level of implementation of life cycle assessment is very low. Among 18 LCA tool examined in the study, five commonly adopted tools in construction phases of the project are Environmental accounting, Extended procedure responsibility, Product stewardship, Specific audit, certification, standards and Environmental reporting.

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