System dynamics-based modelling and analysis of greening the construction industry supply chain

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Sundarakani, B., Sikdar, A. and Balasubramanian, S. 2014. System dynamics-based modelling and analysis of greening the construction industry supply chain. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management. 18 (4), pp. 517-537. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSM.2014.063983
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TitleSystem dynamics-based modelling and analysis of greening the construction industry supply chain
AuthorsSundarakani, B., Sikdar, A. and Balasubramanian, S.
Abstract

Increasing concern on global warming and corporate social responsibility have made environmental issues an area of importance to address for governments and businesses across the world. Among the Middle East countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tops the list in terms of per capita energy spending and per capita carbon footprints. The construction industry is the major contributor to environmental pollution due to its size and nature of activity. The rapid growth of construction sector has a significant environmental impact with increase in carbon footprints. This paper analyses the environmental implications of the rapidly growing construction industry in UAE using system dynamics approach. Quantitative modelling of the construction industry supply chain helps to measure the dynamic interaction between its various factors under multiple realistic scenarios. The potential carbon savings and the impact of each factor are calculated using scenario development analysis. The paper has addressed in detail the various drivers and inhibitors of carbon emission in the construction industry supply chain and ways to evaluate the carbon savings. The paper provides an analytical decision framework to assess emissions of all stages applicable to the construction industry supply chain.

Sustainable Development Goals11 Sustainable cities and communities
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
PublisherInderscience
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
ISSN1742-7967
Electronic1742-7975
Publication dates
Online30 Jul 2014
Print30 Jul 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Nov 2022
Accepted01 Jul 2014
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is the accepted manuscript of an article published by Inderscience in the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management available in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLSM.2014.063983
Thie author accepted manuscript included in this repository as permitted by the publisher's sharing policy https://www.inderscience.com/mobile/inauthors/index.php?pid=74

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSM.2014.063983
LanguageEnglish
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