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Embodied energy and operational energy: Case studies comparing different urban layouts

Waldron, Diana, Jones, Phillip John ORCID:, Lannon, Simon Charles ORCID:, Bassett, Thomas and Iorwerth, Heledd Mair 2013. Embodied energy and operational energy: Case studies comparing different urban layouts. Presented at: Building Simulation 2013 (BS2013): 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambéry, France, 25-28 August 2013.

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While significant progress has been made in reducing Operational Energy; Embodied Energy has been largely ignored. However, these topics are strongly linked and should be considered as a “Balance Equation”, where all factors must be carefully measured in order to avoid the excesses of both. A comparative study of urban layout and form utilising VIRVIL plugins (in Sketchup) with HTB2 (Heat Transfer in Buildings) indicates that urban layout have an impact on the Operational and Embodied Energy of buildings. The case studies analysed in this paper suggest that there is an advantage of Mid-rise type of buildings in terms of Operational Energy, however the Embodied Energy scenarios are less clear and seem to depend more on the use of the building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Additional Information: CS-3: Case studies: urban scale session
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2023 03:33

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