Land use planning in Ireland—a life cycle energy analysis of recent residential development in the Greater Dublin Area

  title={Land use planning in Ireland—a life cycle energy analysis of recent residential development in the Greater Dublin Area},
  author={Aidan Duffy},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
  • A. Duffy
  • Published 27 February 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Background, aim, and scopeOne third of the total housing stock in the Republic of Ireland has been built in 10 years up to and including 2006 and of this approximately 34% was built in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). Much of the housing was low-density with poor public transport links leading to doubts over its sustainability—particularly in terms of energy use. Although the country is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 13% above 1990 levels by the period 2008–2012, by 2005… 
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