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The energy value of architectural construction



Title: The energy value of architectural construction
Author(s): J. Petrovic
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: 545 - 549
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 1
Language: English


Abstract: Due to the contemporary structural programmes, the question of structural stability of a building is no longer a primary problem. The point of interest centres now on the field of physics of construction.
At the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Osijek, we are of opinion that the next step is the investigation of the optimisation of energy consumption, necessary for the material production and the construction of a building. The investigation is undertaken on one family house, which (theoretically) is built using 10 different technologies. The aim of this investigation is to find out the energy consumption for each type of technology.
Under consumed energy we consider, for example:
- the consumed energy for 1 t. of cement, 1 m3 of brick, lm3 of transportedaggregate, i. e. the energy of al1 components
- the consumed energy for the construction of foundation, walls, etc.
In addition, by calculating the energy for transport, workers and others, we arrive at the total of energy consumption, al1 expressed in equivalent units.
The investigation will be completed by the end of the year, and the results could be presented at your symposium.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: EXAMPLES OF LIFE-CYCLE DESIGN
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.100