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Material and energy use for manufacturing components in building services. A case study of an old people home



Title: Material and energy use for manufacturing components in building services. A case study of an old people home
Author(s): M. Dahlblom
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 303 - 307
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 14
Language: English


Abstract: Environmental loads from the building and its services must be minimised. The study aims to determine material quantities, manufacturing energy and how material choice affect manufacturing energy. An inventory of materials in domestic water, waste water, space heating and ventilation sentices are made and manufacturing energy are calculated based on LCA's. Finally energy need for alternative material choice are calculated. The services consists of more than 30 materials where 8 constitutes 80% of the weight and 10 constitutes 80% of the manufacturing energy. A bad material choice can increase the manufacturing energy need by 29% compared to a good choice.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: LIFE-CYCLE ASSESMENT
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.055