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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