Sustainable indicators for resources and energy in building construction

G. Habert, E. Castillo, J. C. Morel

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Abstract

Resources and energy indicators adapted to the building sector are developed in this study. Actually, sand and gravel seems to be abundant on Earth, but this is the accessibility to these resources that is scarce on a specific territory and these materials are not transported over long distances. In this study, different options to highlight this specificity are tested, and a new way of calculation the abiotic depletion indicator is presented, based on the ratio between importation and production of resources on a specific territory. Concerning the energy, it has been shown that the energy demand is redundant when added to global warming indicator. In this study, a dynamic approach is proposed which integrate a power comparison rather than an energy one. This method is applied to houses and permits to highlight the dependence at the different step of the life cycle of a building to high power energy sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Pages1617-1629
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies - Ancona, Italy
Duration: 28 Jun 201030 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
CountryItaly
CityAncona
Period28/06/1030/06/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Habert, G., Castillo, E., & Morel, J. C. (2010). Sustainable indicators for resources and energy in building construction. In 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (pp. 1617-1629)