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Carbon Footprint Reduction through Sustainable Renovation of Buildings


Behnoush Deyranlou1* and Fatemeh Afzali2

1,2Master of Restoration and Renovation of Historical Buildings and Textues, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. 

*Correspondence: behnoush.du@gmail.com (Behnoush Deyranlou, Master of Restoration and Renovation of Historical Buildings and Textues, Iran university of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran).

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ABSTRACT

The escalating threat of climate change necessitates urgent global action to reduce carbon emissions and adopt sustainable practices. Buildings, as significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, require immediate attention and transformative solutions. This article delves into the concept of carbon footprint reduction through sustainable renovation of buildings, exploring essential strategies and initiatives in combating climate change and achieving environmental objectives. The paper begins with an introduction to the pressing issue of climate change, its correlation with carbon emissions from buildings, and the crucial importance of addressing the carbon footprint challenge in the construction sector. It introduces sustainable renovation as a viable solution to mitigate emissions. Through a comprehensive analysis, the article examines the impact of buildings on carbon footprints, highlighting statistics on global carbon emissions from the sector, scrutinizing energy consumption, and operational practices that contribute to heightened carbon footprints, and discussing the environmental consequences. The article then delves into key strategies for carbon footprint reduction, such as energy-efficient retrofitting, the integration of renewable energy sources, and water conservation methods. To highlight real-world success stories, the article presents case studies of sustainable renovation projects that have achieved substantial carbon emission reductions, shedding light on valuable lessons learned from these initiatives. Conclusively, the paper envisions the potential impact of sustainable renovation on global carbon emissions and offers recommendations to policymakers, stakeholders, and building owners to accelerate the transition towards sustainable building practices. In essence, this article provides a comprehensive overview of the significance of sustainable renovation in reducing the carbon footprint of buildings. By embracing collective efforts and committing to sustainable practices, a greener and more resilient future can be secured, ensuring a sustainable planet for generations to come. 

Keywords: Carbon footprint, Sustainable renovation, Carbon emissions, Greenhouse gas, and Climate change.

Citation: Deyranlou B., and Afzali F. (2023). Carbon footprint reduction through sustainable renovation of buildings, Br. J. Arts Humanit., 5(5), 253-265. https://doi.org/10.34104/bjah.02302530265


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