Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculator for different housing typologies
19 November, 2018
Most of the housing reconstruction activities in Nepal are done by manual labour and thus the construction stage does not result in significant GHG emissions. Moreover, the houses in remote and rural areas are generally not connected to the grid and subsequently the GHG emissions associated with the building use are negligible. Contrary to western countries, most of the GHG emissions for building materials in Nepal are generated during the extraction, production/manufacturing and transportation processes. Hence, this study aims to compare the carbon footprint of different building materials from cradle-to-gate. Cradle-to-gate includes the GHG emissions generated during the material aquisition & pre-processing, production and transportation to the supplier site. The GHG emissions generated by the transport from the supplier site to the construction site are not reflected within the cradle-to-gate scope. The result of this study will be used to inform NGOs and suppliers on environmental friendly building products and shift the market towards those products.