The contribution of ISO 14067 to the evolution of global greenhouse gas standards—A review

Wu, Peng, Xia, Bo, & Wang, Xiangyu (2015) The contribution of ISO 14067 to the evolution of global greenhouse gas standards—A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 47, pp. 142-150.

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Abstract

Due to the increasing recognition of global climate change, the building and construction industry is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions. A central issue in striving towards reduced carbon emissions is the need for a practicable and meaningful yardstick for assessing and communicating greenhouse gas (GHG) results. ISO 14067 was published by the International Organization for Standardization in May 2013. By providing specific requirements in the life cycle assessment (LCA) approach, the standard clarifies the GHG assessment in the aspects of choosing system boundaries and simulating use and end-of-life phases when quantifying carbon footprint of products (CFPs). More importantly, the standard, for the first time, provides step-to-step guidance and standardized template for communicating CFPs in the form of CFP external communication report, CFP performance tracking report, CFP declaration and CFP label. ISO 14067 therefore makes a valuable contribution to GHG quantification and transparent communication and comparison of CFPs. In addition, as cradle-to-grave should be used as the system boundary if use and end-of-life phases can be simulated, ISO 14067 will hopefully promote the development and implementation of simulation technologies, with Building Information Modelling (BIM) in particular, in the building and construction industry.

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ID Code: 82943
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Carbon footprint, GHG quantification, GHG communication, ISO 14067
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.02.055
ISSN: 1364-0321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 47, July 2015, Pages 142–150 DOI 10.1016/j.rser.2015.02.055
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2015 04:20
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2015 04:43

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