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A new energy indicator for life cycle analysis of buildings

Author(s): G. Habert, E. Castillo, E. Vincens, J.C. Morel
Paper category: symposium
Book title: International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction – Civil engineering and buildings
Editor(s): A. Ventura and C. de la Roche
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-127-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-128-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 73 – 80 (+ 1 page of appendixes)
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

Abstract: To achieve a sustainable management of resources, political and economic decision-makers need indicators to quantify their technical choice in relation with resource consumption. In this study, an indicator that reflects power demand next to energy demand of system like buildings is developed. This new power indicator is applied to residential houses. It can highlight the dependence to high power energy sources that exists at the different steps of the life cycle of a building. This dependence is presented as a better indicator of sustainability than a traditional energy account as it reflects the ability for the system to rely on flow energies rather than on stock energies.

Online publication: 2012
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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