Title Impact Assessment Analysis of the Environmental Affect Categories by the Ready Mixed Concrete Product
Authors 이강희(Lee, Kang-Hee) ; 채창우(Chae, Chang-U)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.4.13
Page pp.13-24
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Environmental assessment; Remicon; LCA; Global Warming Potential; Acidification; Ozone Depletion
Abstract Global climate change, global warming potential and climate shock have been interesting topics for climate researchers to discuss for more than a decade and people over the world no longer expect natural normalization of the climate crisis. Buildings, among other issues, have been a center of the climate change discussions because they play a key role between preservation and development. In addition to its balancing responsibility, building industry has been known for emitting a large portion of CO₂ and consuming a huge amount of energy. The industry needs to seek changes for both sustainable and decent development strategy. In this regard, G-SEED system has been operated to contribute to the conservation and sustainability of the nature since 2001. But this system does not provide explanation for how much its building materials and components affect the environment. Therefore, it is needed to assess the amount which have effects on the environment, by taking into account of the material and components in building planing and construction. This paper examines Remicon assessment unit to estimate the assessment amount of Resource footprint, Global warming potential, Ozone depletion potential, Photochemical smog potential, Acidification and Eutrophication. These units are to estimate the environmental assessment in building planing and construction and to select the optimal alternative. Results of this study are as follows: first, Remicon has a assessment unit 1.028578 ㎏Sb-e/㎥ of the resource footprint, 264.886362 ㎏CO2-eq./㎥ of the global warming potential, 7.5150×10-6 ㎏CFC-11-eq./㎥ of the ozone depletion potential, 0.361334 ㎏SO2-eq./㎥ of the acidification, 0.043495 ㎏PO43-eq./㎥ of the eutrophication, 0.2135715 ㎏C2H4-eq./㎥ of the photochemical smog potential and 0.783181 ㎥H2O-eq./㎥ of the water footprint.