Comparative greenhouse emissions anayalsis of domestic solar hot water systems

Crawford, Robert, Treloar, Graham, Ilozor, Ben and Love, Peter 2003, Comparative greenhouse emissions anayalsis of domestic solar hot water systems, Building research and information, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 34-47.

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Title Comparative greenhouse emissions anayalsis of domestic solar hot water systems
Author(s) Crawford, Robert
Treloar, Graham
Ilozor, Ben
Love, Peter
Journal name Building research and information
Volume number 31
Issue number 1
Start page 34
End page 47
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2003-01
ISSN 0961-3218
1466-4321
Keyword(s) Hot water systems
life-cycle analysis
life-cycle greenhouse emissions analysis
Summary It is commonly assumed that solar hot water systems save energy and reduce greenhouse emissions relative to conventional fossil fuel-powered systems. Very rarely has the life-cycle greenhouse emissions (including the embodied greenhouse emissions of manufacture) of solar hot water systems been analysed. The extent to which solar hot water systems can reduce emissions compared with conventional systems can be shown through a comparative life-cycle greenhouse emissions analysis. This method determined the time it takes for these net greenhouse emissions savings to occur, or the 'emissions payback period'. This paper presents the results of a life-cycle greenhouse emissions analysis of solar hot water systems in comparison with conventional hot water systems for a southern (Melbourne) and a northern (Brisbane) Australian city.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001929

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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