Integrated carbon footprint and cost evaluation of a drinking water infrastructure system for screening expansion alternatives
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Clean Prod.
Carbon footprint; Expansion alternatives; Multiattribute decision; making; Water supply; LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT; GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS; SUSTAINABLE; DEVELOPMENT; ENERGY; INDICATORS; MANAGEMENT; FRAMEWORK; AGRICULTURE; Engineering, Environmental; Environmental Sciences
Over the past decades, the cost-effectiveness principle or a cost benefit analysis has typically been employed as an assessment tool for the expansion of drinking water utilities. With changing public awareness of the inherent linkages between greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the addition of this new consideration in the assessment regime has altered the landscape of the traditional evaluation matrix. This paper presents a comparative evaluation based on a suite of carbon footprint and cost data associated with 20 expansion alternatives for a systematic priority analysis of a drinking water infrastructure system in South Florida. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal of Cleaner Production
"Integrated carbon footprint and cost evaluation of a drinking water infrastructure system for screening expansion alternatives" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3159.