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An analysis of embodied energy of office buildings by height

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posted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Treloar, R Fay, Ben Ilozor, Peter Love
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.

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Journal

Facilities

Volume

19

Issue

5

Pagination

204 - 214

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing

Location

West Yorkshire, England

ISSN

0263-2772

eISSN

1758-7131

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, MCB University Press

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