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An analysis of embodied energy of office buildings by height

Treloar, Graham, Fay, R., Ilozor, Ben and Love, Peter 2001, An analysis of embodied energy of office buildings by height, Facilities, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 204-214, doi: 10.1108/02632770110387797.

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Title An analysis of embodied energy of office buildings by height
Author(s) Treloar, Graham
Fay, R.
Ilozor, Ben
Love, Peter
Journal name Facilities
Volume number 19
Issue number 5
Start page 204
End page 214
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication West Yorkshire, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0263-2772
Keyword(s) Buildings
Summary Aims to compare the energy embodied in office buildings varying in height from a few storeys to over 50 storeys. The energy embodied in substructure, superstructure and finishes elements was investigated for five Melbourne office buildings of the following heights: 3, 7, 15, 42 and 52 storeys. The two high-rise buildings have approximately 60 percent more energy embodied per unit gross floor area (GFA) in their materials than the low-rise buildings. While building height was found to dictate the amount of energy embodied in the “structure group” elements (upper floors, columns, internal walls, external walls and staircases), other elements such as substructure, roof, windows and finishes seemed uninfluenced.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/02632770110387797
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, MCB University Press
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Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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