[GSBN] Embodied/embedded energy figures

Graeme North graeme at ecodesign.co.nz
Sun Oct 16 19:08:31 CDT 2011


Hi Chris - 

as per a previous posting

you can contact the author of the Victoria University of Wellington study directly - its was a  PhD thesis on this subject


Andrew Alcorn  - <jandrew.alcorn at gmail.com>

best source I know

cheers 




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On 4/01/2011, at 3:28 PM, Chris Magwood wrote:

> Hey all,
> 
> I'm doing a bunch of research to help my students this spring, and I'm trying to compile some good embodied energy stats to give them some guidance around material choices and their environmental impacts. I know that EE doesn't give the whole picture by any means, but it's a good way to show them some comparisons and get them thinking.
> 
> I've seen some good charts from University of Bath in the UK and Victoria University in NZ, and a reference chart from the Canadian Architects Association (don't know where the numbers came from in that one). I've also found some research documents that look at EE in particular materials.
> 
> Does anybody have other recommendations for EE comparison charts?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Chris
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On 15/10/2011, at 8:44 AM, Chris Magwood wrote:

> Thanks! I knew I'd come across something from UK in past research, but I wasn't finding it this time around.
> 
> Chris
> 
> On 11-10-14 3:17 PM, Van Krieken wrote:
>> 
>> You may have access here:
>> 
>> http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/sert/embodied/
>> 
>> regards
>> 
>> Jorge Van Krieken
>> Portugal
>> 
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Bruce King <bruce at ecobuildnetwork.org> wrote:
>> 
>> The University of Bath (UK) has the best database I know of, but I can't find the link.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Bruce King, PE
>> Director of EBNet
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>> On Oct 14, 2011, at 11:37 AM, Chris Magwood wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> I'm working on a research paper and I'm trying to find good, reliable information on embodied energy (or embedded energy) in building materials. I have some good papers from Australia and some stuff from CMHC, but I'd be glad to receive suggestions for other sources.
>>> 
>>> Thanks!
>>> 
>>> Chris
>>> 
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