EBC Annex 57 Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Equivalent Emissions for Building Construction

 

Status: Completed (2011-2016)


Operating Agent: Prof Tatsuo Oka, Energy and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, 7-1-2 Yoto Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-8585, Japan

Email: okatatsuo[at]e-mail.jp


Website:www.Annex57.org

Summary

The project has dealt 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 finding better design and construction solutions of buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

The main objectives of the project were 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

 

Participants: Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, P.R. China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Swizerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
Observer: Finland

Publications

Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 equivalent for Building Construction: Overview of Annex 57 Results
Noriyoshi Yokoo, Keizo Yokoyama, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Basics for the Assessment of Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions for Building Construction: Guideline for Designers and Consultants – Part 1
Thomas Lützkendorf, Maria Balouktsi, Rolf Frischknecht, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Strategies for Reducing Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions: Guideline for Designers and Consultants – Part 2
Harpa Birgisdóttir, Aoife Houlihan-Wiberg, Harpa Birgisdóttir, Aoife Houlihan-Wiberg, Tove Malmqvist, Alice Moncaster, Freja Nygaard Rasmussen, Institute for Building Environment and Energy
Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 equivalent for Building Construction: Guidance to Support Educators
Petr Hajek, Julie Zelezna, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Guidance to Including Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions in the Decision-making Process for SMEs: Guideline for Construction Product Manufacturers
Alexander Passer, Maria Balouktsi, Thomas Lützkendorf, Helmuth Kreiner, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2017
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 equivalent for Building Construction: Guideline for Policy Makers
Marina Mistretta, Francesco Guarino, Dario Trabucco, Jose Antonio Tenorio Rios, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction: Subtask 1 - Basics, Actors and Concepts
Thomas Lützkendorf, Maria Balouktsi, Rolf Frischknecht, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction: Subtask 2 - A Literature Review
Chang-U Chae, Sunghee Kim, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction: Subtask 3 - Evaluation Methods of Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions in Building and Construction
Seongwon Seo, Greg Foliente, Keizo Yokoyama, Rolf Frischknecht, Manish Dixit, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction: Subtask 4 - Case Studies and Recommendations for the Reduction of Embodied Energy and Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings
Harpa Birgisdóttir, Aoife Houlihan-Wiberg, Tove Malmqvist, Alice Moncaster, Freja Nygaard Rasmussen, Marie Nehasilova, José Potting, Eleni Soulti, Institute for Building Environment and
Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction: Subtask 4 - Case Studies Demonstrating Embodied Energy and Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Buildings
Harpa Birgisdóttir, Harpa Birgisdóttir, Aoife Houlihan-Wiberg, Tove Malmqvist, Alice Moncaster and Freja Nygaard Rasmussen, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation, Japan, 2016
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