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

Alzard, Mohammed H. and Maraqa, Munjed A. and Chowdhury, Rezaul and Sherif, Mohammad and Mauga, Timur Ibrahim and De Albuquerque, Francisco Benicio and Aljunadi, Khaled Nazmi (2019) RoadCO2: a web-based tool for estimation of greenhouse gas emissions of road projects. In: 2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET), 26 Mar - 10 April 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 06:14
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 06:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon footprint, GHGs, road projects, RoadCO2
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Construction Activities
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/ICASET.2019.8714341

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