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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2013|
- life-cycle energy analysis, energy efficiency, low-energy building, life- cost analysis, modular schools