Transparency in the Built Environment

Desmarais, Francesca; Lawson, Marion; Owen, Thaddeus
October 2013
Construction Canada;Oct2013, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p84
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the calculation and assessment of embodied construction materials energy. It states that nearly 20 to 25 percent of the total energy consumption of the building represents the embodied energy of materials. It cites the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) which includes results of impact assessments such as global warming potential.


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