Methodology of data collection of embodied and operational energy analysis for underground infrastructure

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Abstract

The operation, maintenance, and construction of underground structures require a huge amount of energy and generate a significant amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) (Hendrickson 2000). The energy and GHG are generated from the process of extracting raw materials, producing and manufacturing new materials, transporting materials to sites, and installing materials (Junnila et al. 2006). Energy conservation and control of GHG are critical to ensure energy security for future generations and to alleviate the impact of climate change. This paper presents a new approach of Enterprise Carbon Accounting for underground infrastructure. The method is based on categorization depending on the size of the organization and its assets. Categorization of similar buildings and assets are averaged and analyzed as a unit. Outliers and averages of each type are then examined for causes, correlations, and future solutions. The proposed method will establish a carbon emission and energy use baseline for the large scale agency that owns and operates underground infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology
EditorsMohammad Najafi, Huiming Tang, Baosong Ma
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages210-216
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413821
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology, ICPTT 2014 - Xiamen, China
Duration: Nov 13 2014Nov 15 2014

Publication series

NameICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology, ICPTT 2014
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period11/13/1411/15/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Chong, O. (2014). Methodology of data collection of embodied and operational energy analysis for underground infrastructure. In M. Najafi, H. Tang, & B. Ma (Eds.), ICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology (pp. 210-216). (ICPTT 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413821.024