RoadCO2: A web-based tool for estimation of greenhouse gas emissions of road projects

Mohammed H. Alzard, Munjed A. Maraqa, Rezaul Chowdhury, Mohammad Sherif, Timur Ibrahim Mauga, Francisco Benicio De Albuquerque, Khaled Nazmi Aljunadi

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A number of countries have recognized the need to quantify the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by road transportation. As a result, several estimation tools have been developed during the last decade. However, the available tools do not capture all activities contributing to GHG emissions during the life cycle of road projects. This paper describes the development of a comprehensive web-based tool that can be used to quantify direct and embodied emissions from all activities associated with different phases of road projects. The tool, called RoadCO2, accounts for all possible activities that may be encountered during the pre-construction, construction, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation phases of a road project. Although RoadCO2 currently uses emission factors established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the tool has the flexibility to accommodate country-specific emission factors, if available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2019
Event2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 26 2019Apr 10 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/26/194/10/19

Keywords

  • GHGs
  • RoadCO
  • carbon footprint
  • road projects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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