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A low energy building in a life cycle - its embodied energy, energy need for operation and recycling potential

Thormark, Catarina LU (2002) In Building and Environment 37(4). p.429-435
Abstract
Total energy use during the life cycle of a building is a growing research field. The embodied energy makes up a considerable part of the total energy use in low energy buildings. Recycling provides the opportunity to reduce the embodied energy by using recycled materials and reusable recyclable materials/components. This paper presents values on embodied energy. energy needed for operation and the recycling potential of the most energy efficient apartment housing in Sweden (45 kWh/m(2)). In a life span of 50 years, embodied energy accounted for 45% of the total energy need. The recycling potential was between 35% and 40% of the embodied energy. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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low energy buildings, embodied energy, life cycle, recycling
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Building and Environment
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37
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4
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429 - 435
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Elsevier
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1873-684X
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10.1016/S0360-1323(01)00033-6
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Building and Environment},
  title        = {A low energy building in a life cycle - its embodied energy, energy need for operation and recycling potential},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(01)00033-6},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2002},
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