Life Cycle Energy and Environmental Analysis of Partition Wall Systems in the UK

Reza Broun, Gillian Frances Menzies

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    Abstract

    Although operational energy is currently the main focus of sustainability in building regulations, embodied energy and associated environmental impacts are gaining importance in absolute and percentage terms, as operational energy consumption is reduced. This paper assesses three types of partitionwallsystem using LifeCycleAssessment (LCA) techniques: brick from clay; hollow block from concrete; and traditional timber frame. The results showed that clay brick wall is the most significant wall in terms of consumed energy and environmental impacts associated with the entire lifecycle.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)864-873
    JournalProcedia Engineering
    Volume21
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • LCA
    • building materials
    • embodied energy
    • environmental impacts

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