EBC Annex 57
Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Equivalent Emissions for Building Construction
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Status: Completed (2011 - 2016)

Operating Agent

Prof Tatsuo Oka
Energy and Environmental Science
Graduate School of Engineering
Utsunomiya University
7-1-2 Yoto Utsunomiya
321-8585 Tochigi
JAPAN
Email

 
Website: www.Annex57.org

Overview

he project has dealt with methods for evaluating embodied energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of buildings, to develop guidelines that contribute to practitioners’ further understanding of the evaluation methods and finding better design and construction solutions of buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

The main objectives of the project were 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

Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, P.R. China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Swizerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA

Publications