Life-cycle energy analysis of a modular/off-site building school

Miguel Paya, James Lim, Bhaskar Sen Gupta  

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    Abstract

    This paper is concerned with assessing the building's the energy efficiency and qualities of a modular design for the education industry, in order assess the long economic benefits. The research includes a life-cycle energy and cost analysis of the school building design, predicting the impact on the operational cost of the building as a result of the addition of photovoltaic panels. The paper also includes a comparative study between the ECO Modular Solutions building, and a current standard prefabricated school building, quantifying the savings in CO2 emissions and savings in cost.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59
    Number of pages1
    JournalAmerican Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
    Volume1
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

    Keywords

    • life-cycle energy analysis, energy efficiency, low-energy building, life- cost analysis, modular schools

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