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dc.contributor.authorWu, Peng
dc.contributor.authorXia, B.
dc.contributor.authorPienaar, J.
dc.contributor.authorZhao, X.
dc.identifier.citationWu, P. and Xia, B. and Pienaar, J. and Zhao, X. 2014. The past, present and future of carbon labelling for construction materials - A review. Building and Environment. 77: pp. 160-168.

Global climate change is one of the most significant environmental issues that can harm human development. One central issue for the building and construction industry to address global climate change is the development of a credible and meaningful way to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2050, the first international GHG standard, has been proven to be successful in standardizing the quantification process, its contribution to the management of carbon labels for construction materials is limited. With the recent publication of ISO 14067 [63]: Greenhouse gases - carbon footprint of products - requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication in May 2013, it is necessary for the building and construction industry to understand the past, present and future of the carbon labelling practices for construction materials. A systematic review shows that international GHG standards have been evolving in terms of providing additional guidance on communication and comparison, as well as less flexibility on the use of carbon labels. At the same time, carbon labelling schemes have been evolving on standardization and benchmarking. In addition, future actions are needed in the aspect of raising consumer awareness, providing benchmarking, ensuring standardization and developing simulation technologies in order for carbon labelling schemes for construction materials to provide credible, accurate and transparent information on GHG emissions. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.titleThe past, present and future of carbon labelling for construction materials - A review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleBuilding and Environment
curtin.departmentDepartment of Construction Management
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