Comparing construction technologies of single family housing with regard of minimizing embodied energy and embodied carbon

Arkadiusz Węglarz , Michał Pierzchalski


This article concerns the Life Cycle Assessment method of evaluation and the ways in which it can be applied as a tool facilitating the design of buildings to reduce embodied energy and embodied carbon. Three variants of a building were examined with the same functional ground plan and usable floor area of 142.6 m 2 . Each variant of the building was designed using different construction technologies: bricklaying technology utilizing autoclaved aerated concrete popular in Poland, wooden frame insulated with mineral wool, and the Straw-bale technology. Using digital models (Building Information Model) the building’s energy characteristics was simulated and the embodied energy and embodied carbon of the production stage (also called cradle-to-gate) were calculated. The performed calculations were used to compare the cumulative energy and embodied carbon of each variant for a 40 year long life cycle
Author Arkadiusz Węglarz (FCE / ICE)
Arkadiusz Węglarz,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Michał Pierzchalski (FA)
Michał Pierzchalski,,
- Faculty of Architecture
Journal seriesE3S Web of Conferences, ISSN 2267-1242, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceVII Conference SOLINA Sustainable Development: Architecture - Building Construction - Environmental Engineering and Protection Innovative Energy-Efficient Technologies - Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources (Solina 2018), 19-06-2018 - 23-06-2018, Solina, Polska
Keywords in Polishbudownictwo
Keywords in Englishbuildings, building’ s energy characteristics, Single family housing
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)5
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