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Annex 57 Evaluation of Embodied Energy & Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Building Construction


Status: Ongoing (2011-2015)

Operating Agent: Prof Tatsuo Oka, Energy and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, 7-1-2 Yoto Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-8585, Japan

Email: okatatsuo@e-mail.jp

Website: Under development

Scope


The project is dealing with methods for evaluating embodied energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of buildings, to develop guidelines that contribute to practitionersí further understanding of the evaluation methods and to helping them to find better design and construction solutions of buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Collect existing research results concerning embodied energy and CO2 emissions due to building construction, to analyze them and to summarize into the state of the art.
  • Develop guidelines of the methods for evaluating the embodied energy and CO2 emissions due to building construction.
  • Develop guidelines of the measures to design and construct buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

Participants

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