Assembling a Mixed-Unit Input-Output Model for Australian Construction Materials

Soo Huey Teh

UNSW Sydney

Soo Huey Teh is a PhD candidate at the Sustainability Assessment Program at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales Sydney (UNSW Sydney). Her research topic is integrated carbon metrics and assessment for the built environment as part of a project under the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL). Her PhD focuses on improving methods for the analysis of indirect carbon flows in Australia by harmonizing Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from different scales and sources by combining top-down and bottom-up approaches and investigating the consequences for total carbon footprint when building designs shift towards using low-carbon construction materials. Her PhD research is embedded in the Integrated Carbon Metrics project that further uses the LCI data to calculate carbon emission and reduction scenarios for the built environment at precinct level. Soo Huey Teh is undertaking her research with supervision from Associate Prof. Thomas Wiedmann and Stephen Moore, and is co-supervised by Judith Schinabeck and Dr. Hazel Rowley from the UNSW Sydney.


The production of cement contributes around 5-8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. With new types of low-carbon alternatives for cement and concrete being developed, there is a need for more accurate Life Cycle Inventory... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Soo Huey Teh (UNSW Sydney)
  2. Thomas Wiedmann (UNSW Australia)

Topic Area

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis


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