Mpakati Gama, E. C., Brown, A. & Sloan, B. (2015). Embodied energy and carbon analysis of urban residential buildings in Malawi. International journal of construction management. 16(1), 1-12. doi:10.1080/15623599.2015.1110274. ISSN 1562-3599
The rising demand for bricks baked in wood-fuelled kilns in Malawi is raising concerns due to its contribution to
fluctuations of climatic conditions locally and globally. Thi...
Mpakati Gama, E., Wamuziri, S. & Sloan, B. (2010). Environmental monitoring and evaluation in Sub-Sahara Africa – a state of the art review. Built & Human Environment Reivew. 4, 56-63. ISSN 1759-0574
The knowledge and understanding of the environmental related problems associated with development activities has increased rapidly in recent years. Consequently, arise in adop...
Mpakati Gama, E. & Mkandawire, T. (2014). Coping with water supply shortages in major cities of Malawi. CSID Journal of Sustainable Infrastructure Development. 1, 14-22
Urban water shortages continue to pose a threat to the livelihoods of many people in most
developing countries including Malawi. In the past few decades, researchers and polic...
Mpakati Gama, E., Wamuziri, S. & Sloan, B. (2010). Applicability of inventory methods for embodied energy assessment of buildings in Sub-Sahara Africa. The Built and Human Environment Review. 4, 41-55
As the knowledge and understanding of environmental impacts associated with buildings increase, methods of assessing the impacts are also improving in building research. This ...
Mpakati Gama, E., Wamuziri, S. & Sloan, B. (2011). The use of alternative building materials in developing countries: addressing challenges faced by stakeholders
The rising concern on inefficient wood consumption associated with shelter development has led to
policy and regulatory reforms to address such problems in most countries in r...
Mpakati Gama, E., Wamuziri, S. & Sloan, B. (2011). Green building challenges: evaluating the operation of adopted building assessment tools - case study
In recent years, the green building environmental assessment tools (BEATs) are
increasingly being adopted from one country to the other. Previous authors have
Mpakati Gama, E., Wamuziri, S. & Sloan, B. (2009). Environmental sustainability in the construction Industry in developing countries: a study of embodied energy of low-cost housing. ISBN 978-0-9552390-4-5
The embodied energy (EE) of a residential building is estimated at 20-40% of
operation energy over its total usable life. However, this varies from one context to
the other du...