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Carbon Footprint Stock Analysis Of U.S. Manufacturing: A Time Series Input-Output Lca, Gokhan Egilmez, Khurrum Bhutta, Bulent Erenay, Yong Shin Park, Ridvan Gedik Feb 2017

Carbon Footprint Stock Analysis Of U.S. Manufacturing: A Time Series Input-Output Lca, Gokhan Egilmez, Khurrum Bhutta, Bulent Erenay, Yong Shin Park, Ridvan Gedik

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to provide an input-output life cycle assessment model to estimate the carbon footprint of US manufacturing sectors. To achieve this, the paper sets out the following objectives: develop a time series carbon footprint estimation model for US manufacturing sectors; analyze the annual and cumulative carbon footprint; analyze and identify the most carbon emitting and carbon intensive manufacturing industries in the last four decades; and analyze the supply chains of US manufacturing industries to help identify the most critical carbon emitting industries.


A Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis Framework For Dealing With Uncertainty Impacts Of Input–Output Life Cycle Assessment Models On Eco-Efficiency Assessment, Gokhan Egilmez, Serkan Gumus, Murat Kucukvar, Omer Tatari Aug 2016

A Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis Framework For Dealing With Uncertainty Impacts Of Input–Output Life Cycle Assessment Models On Eco-Efficiency Assessment, Gokhan Egilmez, Serkan Gumus, Murat Kucukvar, Omer Tatari

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The uncertainty in the results of input–output-based life cycle assessment models makes the sustainability performance assessment and ranking a challenging task. Therefore, introducing a new approach, fuzzy data envelopment analysis, is critical; since such a method could make it possible to integrate the uncertainty in the results of the life cycle assessment models into the decision-making for sustainability benchmarking and ranking. In this paper, a fuzzy data envelopment analysis model was coupled with an input–output-based life cycle assessment approach to perform the sustainability performance assessment of the 33 food manufacturing sectors in the United States. Seven environmental impact ...


Life Cycle Assessment And Optimization-Based Decision Analysis Of Construction Waste Recycling For A Leed-Certified University Building, Murat Kucukvar, Gokhan Egilmez, Omer Tatari Jan 2016

Life Cycle Assessment And Optimization-Based Decision Analysis Of Construction Waste Recycling For A Leed-Certified University Building, Murat Kucukvar, Gokhan Egilmez, Omer Tatari

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The current waste management literature lacks a comprehensive LCA of the recycling of construction materials that considers both process and supply chain-related impacts as a whole. Furthermore, an optimization-based decision support framework has not been also addressed in any work, which provides a quantifiable understanding about the potential savings and implications associated with recycling of construction materials from a life cycle perspective. The aim of this research is to present a multi-criteria optimization model, which is developed to propose economically-sound and environmentally-benign construction waste management strategies for a LEED-certified university building. First, an economic input-output-based hybrid life cycle assessment model ...