Exergy analysis of energy use during building life cycle

Tianhe Han, Guangcai Gong, Oswald Chong, Huahui Xie, Yan Zhou

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Abstract

Building energy conservation has attracted much attention in recent years. It is also known that operating and embodied energy for buildings accounts for a great part of life cycle energy use. To achieve sustainable development, the building life cycle energy use is evaluated based on the exergy method. The relationship among exergy, energy and sustainable development is presented. In this paper, a method, which balances the building materials embodied energy and operating energy based on the exergy analysis method, is introduced. Finally, the problems are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011
Pages231-239
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011 - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: Mar 23 2011Mar 25 2011

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period3/23/113/25/11

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Exergy
Life cycle
Sustainable development
Energy conservation

Keywords

  • Buildings
  • Energy consumption
  • Life cycles
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Han, T., Gong, G., Chong, O., Xie, H., & Zhou, Y. (2012). Exergy analysis of energy use during building life cycle. In ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011 (pp. 231-239) https://doi.org/10.1061/41204(426)30

Exergy analysis of energy use during building life cycle. / Han, Tianhe; Gong, Guangcai; Chong, Oswald; Xie, Huahui; Zhou, Yan.

ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011. 2012. p. 231-239.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Han, T, Gong, G, Chong, O, Xie, H & Zhou, Y 2012, Exergy analysis of energy use during building life cycle. in ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011. pp. 231-239, International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011, Kansas City, MO, United States, 3/23/11. https://doi.org/10.1061/41204(426)30
Han T, Gong G, Chong O, Xie H, Zhou Y. Exergy analysis of energy use during building life cycle. In ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011. 2012. p. 231-239 https://doi.org/10.1061/41204(426)30
Han, Tianhe ; Gong, Guangcai ; Chong, Oswald ; Xie, Huahui ; Zhou, Yan. / Exergy analysis of energy use during building life cycle. ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011. 2012. pp. 231-239
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