Life Cycle Assessment of Green Buildings: A Case Study in China

Jingke Hong, Qiping Shen, Yong Feng

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Abstract

Due to the negative impact on the environment, particularly in terms of energy consumption and environmental load, the construction industry is the focus of attention for many researchers. By using life cycle assessment method, this study found the life cycle energy performance of a green office building in China in order to examine the achievements of green building technology and to identify the key points of green building construction and operation. After analyzing five scenarios, the result shows that the embodied energy of the case study office building ranged from 2.52 to 9.76 GJ/m2, and the operation energy was 0.21 GJ/m2yr. The findings suggest that it is necessary to use materials with high embodied energy intensity or frequent usage rate to conserve energy during the construction phase of a building, and to adopt energy saving equipment and new energy sources during occupation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction and Operation in the Context of Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
Pages209-220
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Construction and Operation in the Context of Sustainability, ICCREM 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 201311 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Construction and Operation in the Context of Sustainability, ICCREM 2013
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period10/10/1311/10/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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