Waste capacity and its environmental impact of a residential district during its life cycle

Sözer H., Sozen H.

ENERGY REPORTS, vol.6, pp.286-296, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.01.008
  • Journal Name: ENERGY REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-296
  • Keywords: Life cycle assessment, District-scale waste management, Waste capacity, Municipal solid waste, Liquid waste, Demolition waste, MUNICIPAL SOLID-WASTE, WATER TREATMENT, MANAGEMENT, DEMOLITION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Buildings generate a significant amount of waste that has considerable impacts on environment and energy flow. This study aims to investigate the waste capacity of the selected district and its effect on the environment within the current waste management policy via Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology based on the two indicators; global warming potential and energy flow. The district has 82 buildings with 64,971m2 total gross area and 2,000 populations. Accordingly, the district's waste capacity was evaluated within the classification of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW), liquid wastes, and demolition wastes.