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Validation of the use of input-output data for embodied energy analysis of the Australian construction industry

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posted on 2005-03-01, 00:00 authored by Robert Crawford
This paper evaluates a recently developed hybrid method for the embodied energy analysis of the Australian construction industry. It was found that the truncation associated with process analysis can be up to 80%, whilst the use of input-output analysis alone does not always provide a perfect model for replacing process data. There is also a considerable lack in the quantity and possibly quality of process data currently available. These findings suggest that current best-practice methods are sufficiently accurate for most typical applications, but this is heavily dependant upon data quality and availability. The hybrid method evaluated can be used for the optimisation of embodied energy and for identifying opportunities for improvements in energy efficiency.

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Journal

Journal of construction research

Volume

6

Issue

1

Pagination

71 - 90

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing

Location

Singapore

ISSN

1609-9451

eISSN

1793-687X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, World Scientific Publishing

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