Evaluation Of Construction Wastes After The Earthquake in Terms Of Energy And Sustainability

Authors

  • Pınar Usta Evci Isparta University of applied sciences
  • Ayşe Arıcı
  • Melda Alkan Çakıroğlu

Keywords:

Construction waste, Sustainability, Energy, Earthquakes

Abstract

Evaluation of the construction waste generated after the earthquake in terms of energy and sustainability is very important for effective disaster management and sustainable reconstruction studies. Earthquakes often cause significant damage to infrastructure and create large amounts of construction debris. This study aims to evaluate the energy impacts and sustainability aspects of the management and disposal of construction waste after an earthquake.

In general, a comprehensive assessment of the energy impacts and sustainability considerations associated with the management of construction waste after an earthquake can contribute to existing knowledge on the subject. The findings can guide stakeholders in making informed decisions that minimize environmental impact, optimize resource use, and support sustainable rebuilding practices after earthquakes.

The findings of this study contribute to the development of guidelines and best practices for post-earthquake waste management, emphasizing energy efficiency and sustainability. By promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling, this research aims to minimize the environmental burden of reconstruction efforts while also highlighting opportunities to use waste as a valuable resource. Ultimately, the energy and sustainability evaluation of construction waste after an earthquake provides a more environmentally friendly and resource-efficient roadmap for post-disaster reconstruction practices.

Published

26.12.2023