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Analysis of the embodied and operational energy: Study of a suburban house in Athens, Greece

Ghiata, M; (2005) Analysis of the embodied and operational energy: Study of a suburban house in Athens, Greece. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Operational energy can establish how successful a building is, in terms of environmentally 'considerate' design. Though embodied energy of construction materials also comprises an important indicator of the environmental impact of the material, the construction industry does not really promote it as such. This report enhances the significance of embodied energy and its relationship to operational energy (energy in use). Since buildings are becoming less energy demanding, operational energy will be decreasing, so that embodied energy will be gaining ground in the attempt to protect the environment. By the use of an 'environmentally friendly' house as a case study, it was proven that, though changes of the wall, floor, and insulation materials can take place, the operational energy does not change. What is greatly affected is the embodied energy of these construction materials.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Analysis of the embodied and operational energy: Study of a suburban house in Athens, Greece
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Third party copyright material has been removed from the ethesis. Images identifying individuals have been redacted or partially redacted to protect their identity.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1567781
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