Jingke Hong's research while affiliated with Chongqing University and other places

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Buildings consume large amounts of energy resources and emit considerable amounts of greenhouse gas: especially existing buildings which do not meet energy standards. Building retrofitting is considered one of the most promising and significant solutions to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. However, finding suitable energy eff...
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China consumes a large amount of fossil fuels to support its economic development, making it the world's largest carbon emitter. To provide a solid basis for relevant policies and measures for energy conservation and emissions reduction, the evolution patterns of China's energy use in trade were detailed analyzed in this article. The results showed...
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Environmental problems are endowed with the causal complexity of multiple factors. Traditional quantitative research on the influencing mechanism of environmental pollution has tended to focus on the marginal effects of specific influencing factors but generally neglected the multiple interaction effects between factors (especially three or more)....
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Excessive emissions of CO2 have become an important factor affecting sustainable urban development. In the existing renewal decision-making, few strategies have been formulated with the goal of promoting the low-carbon development. As a fundamental building block of a city, low-carbon construction in neighborhoods is already the basis for promoting...
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In China and other countries, many highway projects are built in extensive and high-altitude flat areas called plateaus. However, research on how the materialisation of these projects produce a series of ecological risks in the landscape is very limited. In this research, a landscape ecological risk analysis model for high-altitude plateaus is prop...
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Unprecedented pace of urbanization and industrialization caused a massive increase in China’s urban metabolic pressure. The trend presents an urgent challenge for detailing the long-term changes and disparities in urban metabolic performances in a wide range of cities. Here, we present empirical evidence of 283 China’s cities from 2000 to 2018 base...
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With the rapid growth of the economy and urbanization in China, the challenges facing cities with respect to urban function, urban fabric, and living environment are enormous. Urban renewal projects aim to address these problems and lead to lasting improvements in physical, social, economic, and environmental aspects of urban built-up areas. The co...
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Carbon emission quantifications in China are not consistent, with many standards and methods having been used over the years. This study identified the non-consideration of China-specific technology and databases as a factor limiting comprehensive quantification. The study aimed to comprehensively quantify regional direct CO2 emission in the indust...
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China is the world's biggest energy consumer and carbon emitter; this is a great challenge to both global and national environmental security. To achieve energy conservation and emission reduction goals, it is essential to identify the driving factors that affect the energy interaction patterns of the Chinese economy. For this purpose, the spatial...
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China is currently facing huge challenges in mitigating water shortages and protecting water bodies. The inferior wastewater treatment of the country has become the main barrier impeding regional water pollution control and sustainable economic development. Therefore, creating an overview of the current performance and weaknesses of city-level wast...
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Many cities have encountered challenges associated with rapid urban development, population growth and aging, in which urban renewal has become a promising option. Different renewal strategies, such as redevelopment, refurbishment and conservation, not only contributes to quality improvement and energy consumption reduction of dilapidated urban are...
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Rapid urbanization exacerbates urban metabolic activities associated with irreversible environmental degradation. Evaluating urban metabolic performance is an effective method to meet targets for sustainable development in contemporary urban areas. Neighborhoods, which are regarded as the basic parts of cities, can detail the metabolic structure an...
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As prefabricated buildings play a significant role in the global fight against the new coronavirus “COVID-19,” they attract more global attention than other types of buildings. Lean construction helps to improve the benefits of enterprises and the working environment of workers. However, prefabricated buildings are encountering various challenges i...
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Urban energy metabolism reflects the energy transmission and exchange process to uncover the structure and functionality of urban activities. The literature on urban energy metabolism is overwhelming and still growing. However, few publications have attempted to provide a specific literature review of urban energy metabolism. Therefore, this study...
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To achieve China's mandatory energy conservation and emission reduction targets, it is necessary to examine the driving factors in the energy increase with the due consideration of regional disparities. This study develops a region-based structural decomposition analysis method to capture the spatial heterogeneity of driving factors between eastern...
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Purpose The objective of this study is to evaluate the overall technical efficiency, labor efficiency, capital efficiency and equipment efficiency of 30 Chinese construction sectors to foster sustainable economic growth in the construction industry. Design/methodology/approach This study employed the super-efficiency data envelopment analysis (SE-...
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With the rapid process of urbanisation in China, the challenges facing cities with regard to urban fabric, urban function, and human living conditions are enormous. Urban renewal provides opportunities to address these challenges and realise sustainable development. This study proposes a framework for integrating an indicator evaluation system and...
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China has exhibited an active attitude with regard to abating global climate change. To analyze the effect of economy development and urbanization quality on interregional energy transmissions against a backdrop of new-type urbanization, this study integrated MRIO model, complex network method, and spatial autocorrelation analysis to systematically...
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Given the leading role of the construction industry in fossil fuel consumption, it is essential to identify the drivers responsible for carbon emission in that sector. Based on the panel data of 30 provinces in China in the period between 2000 and 2015, this study estimated the spatial distribution and driving innovation factors of construction car...
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The problem of carbon emissions from the construction industry should be a serious concern, because it contributes a very large share of the overall GHG emissions. However, because of traditional construction modes, most previous research has focused on forecasting ex-post analysis of carbon emissions, and few efforts have concentrated on real-time...
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As a major contributor to the increasing adverse environmental impact worldwide, China’s construction industry faces major challenges in energy conservation. Improving energy utilization efficiency is an effective method for mitigating energy-intensive problems induced by this industry. Accordingly, this study combined a multiregional input–output...
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Building-related energy problems place considerable challenges in securing environmental sustainability. Accelerating globalization further exacerbate regional inequities hidden behind the global supply chains. Therefore, the energy use of construction industry embodied in interregional trade needs to be revealed considering the regional disparitie...
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During the recent decades, off-site construction (OSC) has gained a rapid growth worldwide. It has been reported that OSC, as an alternative construction method, has a variety of benefits. However, there is lack of critical review of the building performance (e.g. energy consumption and carbon emissions) of off-site built facilities. Life cycle app...
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The construction sector is a critical part in achieving energy conservation targets in China, as it accounts for approximately 30% of the annual national energy supply for building construction. Therefore, this study integrates multi-regional input-output analysis and ecological network analysis to track energy fluxes and pathways from the construc...
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The excessive emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the construction industry are currently receiving global attention. Many breakthroughs have been made in assessing GHG emissions, including pre- and post-evaluation methods. However, the real-time monitoring of GHG emissions has not been studied on a large scale. The real-time GHG emissions of...
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Pollutant removal is a critical procedure for wastewater treatment because it directly determines the effectiveness of wastewater treatment and water conservation. Therefore, assessing pollutant discharge efficiency in wastewater treatment is imperative. In this study, an environmental production technology with a non-radial data envelopment analys...
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Offsite construction has been identified as an effective approach for enhancing the sustainability of the construction industry. However, due to the fragmented production processes of offsite construction, quality defect control has become a significant challenge in the promotion of offsite construction projects. Offsite construction projects invol...
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China is currently in the fast track of urbanization and industrialization. This poses a series of challenges pertaining to environmental issues given the resultant boom in energy consumption and carbon emissions. To tackle these problems, this study explores the effects of economic agglomerations and geographic attributes on energy transmission pa...
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This study aims to address research questions related to the evolution of academic research in the field of construction engineering and management (CEM): (1) what are the mainstream research topics since 2000? (2) what are the emerging topics or techniques in CEM within the recent decades? (3) what are potential CEM research areas in the near futu...
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Given the substantial resource use and emissions generated from the building sector, China is seeking a more sustainable and greener mode of building construction. To grasp the characteristics of the embodied energy use of the building sector across provinces in China, a multidimensional framework is developed to examine the spatial and sectoral di...
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The spatial interrelatedness of business recovery after a disaster is an issue that is often overlooked in disaster-related studies. The current study explores the spatial correlation of business operating status and its variability over time by using Moran's I, spatial Tobit model and LISA cluster map techniques. Field investigation data are colle...
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The building sector is responsible for a major share of energy consumption, with the most energy being consumed during the operation stage of buildings. Energy-efficiency retrofit (EER) policies have been promoted by numerous countries. However, the effectiveness of these incentive policies has been insufficient, a main reason being the agency prob...
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Rapid urbanization has produced considerable energy demands in China and increased pressure on sustainable development. Therefore, investigating the embodied energy flows induced by China's modern economy is important. By integrating the multi-regional input–output (MRIO) model with the complex network approach, this study builds two embodied energ...
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China currently suffers from severe environmental issues, particularly with regard to its primary energy consumption. To address the complexity of energy flows, this study integrated a multi-regional input–output method and complex network theory to conduct an in-depth investigation of the functional and structural evolution of energy interaction p...
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The construction industry has grown as the major energy consumer in China’s economy with the rapid development of urbanization, continually increasing the stress on the environment, healthcare, and economy. Therefore, this study developed an integrated framework for embodied energy quantification of China’s buildings from a multi-regional perspecti...
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The construction industry is characterized by high-energy consumption and intensive-carbon emissions. With the promotion of energy-saving technologies in buildings combined with concerns for global-warming, there has been a gradual shift in energy conservation requirements from the operation stage to the construction stage. This shift is primarily...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) serves as a useful tool in facilitating the on-site assembly services (OAS) of prefabricated construction for its benefits of powerful management of physical and functional digital presentations. However, the benefits of using BIM in the OAS of prefabricated construction cannot be cultivated with an incomplete,...
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In China, the building sector, as a pillar industry of China’s modern economy, plays a vital role in generating carbon emissions, which is responsible for about 40% of the national total carbon emissions. To provide insights into the current carbon assessment practice of buildings in China, this chapter conducted an overview of current policies and...
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Developed cities are troubled by various challenges, including urban dilapidation, environmental pollution, traffic congestion, lack of facility provision, and economic decline. Urban renewal, as an important agenda in most countries, holds the aim of addressing these urban problems. With the inherent complexity of urban renewal, renewal initiative...
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China's rapid urbanization along with the development of the modern economy is certain to result in a long-standing and substantial energy demand in the entire society. Therefore, industrialization in building construction is a vital strategy for alleviating adverse environmental burdens and accelerating urbanization with the current construction p...
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Prefabricated construction has attracted worldwide concern because of its significant role in the creation of sustainable urbanization. In Mainland China, the practice of applying prefabrication technology in the construction industry still lags behind. In fact, the economic benefit is a key concern of various stakeholders involved in the construct...
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Design, manufacturing, storage, transportation, and on-site assembly are fundamental processes in prefabricated housing production (PHP) in Hong Kong. However, these processes are fragmented and entail various risks that adversely affect the schedule performance of PHP, thereby causing frequent delay problems in PHP projects and hindering the gover...
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Uncertainty analysis is useful in determining whether the results of life cycle assessment are sufficiently reliable and valid when making optimal decisions. However, only a few studies have measured carbon emissions by considering the inherent uncertainty during building construction phase that may result in the misinterpretation of critical param...
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Although sustainable development in the construction industry has attracted much attention, relevant studies on the regional scale analysis of industrial energy performance are still rare in China, especially for Guangdong province, which is currently on the frontier and fast track of national low-carbon development. In response, this study integra...
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Housing has been a major concern in Hong Kong for the past several decades, increasing pressure on the Hong Kong Housing Authority to pursue ambitious housing plans. As a sustainable construction technology, prefabrication has been increasingly adopted in the delivery of housing plans to alleviate various constraints, such as labor shortage, time,...
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Urban renewal provides valuable opportunities for sustainable development. Sustainability assessment is considered a useful tool in ensuring sustainable development in practice. Although a number of studies have been conducted to evaluate the potential of urban renewal, studies on sustainability assessment in urban renewal at a neighborhood scale a...
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Uncertainty analysis is useful in determining whether the results of life cycle assessment are sufficiently reliable and valid when making optimal decisions. However, only a few studies have measured carbon emissions by considering the inherent uncertainty during building construction phase that may result in the misinterpretation of critical param...
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As an effective strategy for improving the productivity of the construction industry, prefabricated construction has attracted concerns worldwide. This study investigated the life-cycle energy use of prefabricated components and the corresponding effect on the total embodied energy use for a number of real building projects. Result showed that the...
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A considerable amount of research has been conducted on land use change, as it is extremely helpful when it comes to decision-making and policy formulation. Although land use change in urban renewal areas differs from that in new towns, very little research has focused on urban renewal and even less at the local or district level where most decisio...
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Prefabrication, standardization, pre-assembly, and modularization - collectively termed "off-site production" - have become popular with recent developments in design and information technology. These construction methods provide numerous opportunities to improve productivity and enhance sustainability performance in the construction industry. The...
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Urbanization has put forward a higher request for the cultivated land protection in China. Interprovincial virtual cultivated land circulation embodied in interregional trade plays an important role in achieving interregional cultivated land demand-supply equilibrium. As an important trade province, Guangdong is selected as a case to systematically...
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Due to the negative impact on the environment, particularly in terms of energy consumption and environmental load, the construction industry is the focus of attention for many researchers. By using life cycle assessment method, this study found the life cycle energy performance of a green office building in China in order to examine the achievement...

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... Recently, relevant scholars have produced many achievements on carbon emissions from different perspectives and geographical scales, mainly focusing on total carbon emissions [12], footprint [13], intensity [14], structure [15], and efficiency [16], the evolution characteristics and action mechanism of the spatiotemporal pattern and its simulation analysis [17][18][19][20], the discussion of carbon emission reduction paths and strategies [21,22], and the evaluation of the effectiveness of carbon trading policies [23]. For the accounting of carbon emissions, the academic community not only pays attention to different industries such as agriculture, forestry, industry, transportation, energy, construction, and tourism [24][25][26][27][28] but also continuously emerges carbon research in the fields of housing, service industry, land use, and waste in recent years [29][30][31][32][33], greatly expanding and deepening the research content of carbon emissions. ...
... In this paper, a bivariate local autocorrelation model is used to reflect the degree of correlation between local ESV and the ERI by using Moran's I index. The formula for calculating Moran's I index is as follows (Qiao et al., 2020;Jin et al., 2021;Li C et al., 2022): ...
... There are several forms of urban renewal, mainly including redevelopment and rehabilitation. Redevelopment can effectively attract market investment, but demolition and reconstruction have been criticized for causing severely unsustainable problems [9]. Rehabilitation does not demolish the existing buildings and can better meet the goal of sustainability, yet it provides significantly fewer market values for the investors to participate in [10]. ...
... In general, there are three main calculation methods for calculating CECS, process-based method(PBM) [54,55], input-output method(IOM) [56][57][58], and hybrid method(HM) [59,60]. Current interpretation and quantification processes have been widely and experimentally explored in qualitative terms, notably in the combination of PBM and IOM [61,62]. ...
... Energy is a basic element for human survival and development, and residential energy consumption is an important part of China's energy demand [1]. Demand for energy has increased with the development of the Chinese economy [2]. On the one hand, traditional energy is nonrenewable. ...
... Considering the involvement of stakeholders at different phases, Wang et al. (2019) divided the life cycle into project initiation, project application, project inspection, project proposals, project announcement, project implementation, and maintenance and operation phases. Cui et al. (2021) divided the life cycle into demolition, construction, and operation and maintenance phases to investigate the energy flows in buildings under different regeneration strategies. However, Zhuang et al. (2019) focused on the DM phase and divided it into seven subphases that included project application, project plan making, and field investigations etc. ...
... Details on pH modification, dosage control, and mechanism of land snail shells as coagulants/flocculants or adsorbents are still very limited in the literature. Consequently, the acceptance of the snail shell as a natural coagulant in industrial wastewater application is still very low ( Ge et al., 2020 ). The perspective from environmental sustainability assessment indicates limited progress, feasibility, and practicability of natural coagulants/flocculants in the real field ( Wei and Abdul Wahab, 2020 ). ...
... However, there may now be much greater interest as a result of recent changes following the pandemic crisis that has taken place. In the corporate sector, with companies having a social responsibility, the adoption of prefabrication allows for some improvement in the conditions and safety of work, producing effects on the increase in labour productivity [11,12]. ...
... The potential reason behind this result could be the floating ability or density, wide usage for packaging, single usage of PP and PE, contributing to the ease of distribution in water bodies. The authors inferred that the sources of PE to be rigid plastics, bundled fishing nets and ropes (Lebreton et al., 2017), the sources of PS to be industrial/ municipal effluent discharges (Wu et al., 2019), and the sources of AR to be paints and boat varnishes (Haave et al., 2019). Furthermore, the dominant color of microplastics varied between the studies. ...
... Emergy theory can solve the problems that different materials and energy in the system have different forms and dimensions and cannot be measured uniformly, and realize the unified measurement of social, economic, and ecological values. Emergy analysis has been widely used in various system assessments, such as Economic Development, Ecosystem [10,11], Agricultural Production [12,13], Pollution Control [14,15], Resource Assessment [16,17], Wastewater Treatment [18,19], and Energy Utilization [20,21]. In assessing the sustainability of the urban system, Qi [22] and others took the water treatment plant as an example and improved the emergy evaluation index system to assess its environmental sustainability according to the characteristics of the water supply system (especially considering the impact of pollutant discharge); Zhang Junxue et al. [23] used emergy theory to quantitatively evaluate the sustainability of environmental governance. ...