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Embodied Energy Analysis: A Sustainable Construction Design Assessment Tool

Acquaye, Adolf, Duffy, Aidan, Basu, Biswajit (2009) Embodied Energy Analysis: A Sustainable Construction Design Assessment Tool. In: Engineering Sustainability Conference: Innovations that Spans Boundaries, April 19-21, 2009, Pittsburgh, USA.

Abstract

Embodied energy analysis can be used as a construction design assessment tool in a sustainable matrix for a building. Its implementation however remains challenging mainly because of data measurement errors. A comparison between the deterministic embodied energy (EE) of a building and the stochastic EE of the same building undertaken using Monte Carlo simulation showed a wide variation in results. It is recommended that the specification of EE intensity of building materials in the construction industry can assist in producing accurate and more credible EE values of building.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Adolf Acquaye
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2015 06:20 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53234 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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