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Lean and Cleaner Production

Applications in Prefabrication to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wu, Peng, Low, Sui Pheng

2013, XXII, 344 p. 76 illus., 31 illus. in color.

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  • Offers an innovative approach to applying the Lean Production Philosophy to reduce carbon emissions
  • Includes checklists to help precast concrete manufacturers and contractors to identify sources of carbon emissions
  • Provides step-by-step guidance to help precast concrete manufacturers and contractors to improve environmental performance in the building life cycle
  • Includes tips on how construction-related firms can perform better in sustainability-based rating systems, such as the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Scheme
This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based carbon reduction strategies for precast concrete manufacturers and contractors in terms of Site layout, Supply Chain, Production, Stocks and Installation Management. It presents the empirical findings of surveys and case studies with managers and professionals working for precasters and contractors in Singapore, findings which provide good practical guidance for precast concrete manufacturers and contractors to achieve low carbon emissions and to perform better in many sustainability-based rating systems, such as the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Scheme.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Carbon emissions - Climate change - Lean - Prefabrication - Sustainability

Related subjects » Economics - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Sustainable Development and Global Climate Change.- Lean Production Philosophy.- The Precast Concrete Industry.- Modelling the Lean Production Philosophy.- Research Design and Methodology.- Applications in Precast Concrete Factories.- Case study of a Precast Concrete Factory.- Precast Concrete Products in Construction Sites.- Case study of a Construction Site.- Carbon Labelling and Reflections.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- References.

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