Project Details

Description

The project is dealing with methods for evaluating embodied energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of buildings, to develop guidelines that contribute to practitioners’ further understanding of the evaluation methods and to helping them to find better design and construction solutions of buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

The main objectives of the project are to:
•Collect existing research results concerning embodied energy and CO2 emissions due to building construction, to analyze them and to summarize into the state of the art.
•Develop guidelines of the methods for evaluating the embodied energy and CO2 emissions due to building construction.
•Develop guidelines of the measures to design and construct buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

See the homepage of Annex 57 for the list of participating countries and members

Key findings

Reports and stakeholder guidelines on embodied energy and embodied greenhouse gas emissions for Building Construction. Expected to be published in the beginning of January 2017.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/10/201130/11/2016

Projects

Low carbon design strategies in method and practice

Rasmussen, F. N., Birkved, M. & Birgisdottir, H.

01/06/201531/03/2020

Project: Research

Research Output

Widening understanding of low embodied impact buildings: Results and recommendations from 80 multi-national quantitative and qualitative case studies

Moncaster, A., Rasmussen, F. N., Malmqvist, T., Houlihan Wiberg, A. & Birgisdottir, H., 20 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 235, 20 October, p. 378-393 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

IEA EBC Annex 57 ‘Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction’

Birgisdottir, H., Moncaster, A., Houlihan Wiberg, A., Chae, C., Yokoyama, K., Balouktsi, M., Seo, S., Oka, T., Lützkendorf, T. & Malmqvist, T., Nov 2017, In : Energy and Buildings. 154, November, p. 72-80 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction (Annex 57): Overview of Annex 57 Results

Yokoo, N. (ed.), Yokoyama, K. (ed.), Seo, S., Passer, A., Zelezna, J., Birgisdottir, H., Rasmussen, F. N., Luetzkendorf, T., Mistretta, M., Oka, T., Chae, C-U., Houlihan Wiberg, A., Malmqvist, T., Frischknecht, R. & Moncaster, A., Sep 2016, Tokyo: Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan. 89 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport