Assessment of Embodied Energy for an Institutional Building
R. Robert Singh1, R. Veera Kumar2, T. Nelson Ponnu Durai3
1R. Robert Singh *, Department of Civil Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai.
2R. Veera Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai.
3T. Nelson Ponnu Durai, Department of Civil Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai.
Manuscript received on 2 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 8 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 3151-3158 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4657098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4657.098319
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Abstract: Today, developing nations are witnessing an unprecedented pace of urbanization in the wake of industrialization and globalization. This is giving rise to an ever increasing demand for housing and infrastructure to support the growing population and its activities. Embodied energy is the energy in total needed in manufacturing and extracting the raw materials, energy consumed for transportation and the external energy applied to raw materials in producing or assembling the final product. In this project, Energy accounted in different material used for construction of this building is calculated. All the material used for construction is accounted and Embodied energies of different materials has been worked out. The Embodied energy calculation arrived based on energy consumed for production and Transportation. With the estimated total quantity of all the materials and the energy, an analysis about the major contributors of embodied energy has been studied and comparisons have been made across different materials between the production and transportation energies. The values have been normalized and a tool has been made on a platform called Spyder to generate the embodied energy calculation for the provided inputs. Suitable alternative material, which consumes less Embodied energy is suggested.
KEY WORDS: Embodied Energy; Production Energy; Transportation Energy; Alternative.
Scope of the Article: Energy Efficient Building Technology