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Inclusion of on-site renewables in design-stage building life cycle assessments

Galpin, C. and Moncaster, A. (2017). Inclusion of on-site renewables in design-stage building life cycle assessments. Energy Procedia, 134 pp. 452–461.

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This paper investigates the inclusion of renewables in building life cycle assessments. On-site renewable electricity generation is increasingly common in the built environment, but existing guidance for the inclusion of these renewable systems in design-stage life cycle assessment is limited. The life cycle assessment of a building with 42.8 kWpeak solar photovoltaic array is used as a case study to investigate the effect of different assumptions on the assessment outcome. The case study results are then used to suggest good practice. The paper also highlights where further research is required to provide reliable design-stage assessments in future.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
ISSN: 1876-6102
Extra Information: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2017: Proceedings of the Ninth KES International Conference, Chania, Greece, 5-7 July 2017
Keywords: renewables; solar energy; design; life cycle analysis
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 52234
Depositing User: Alice Moncaster
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 10:15
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:35
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