Environmental Impacts over the Life Cycle of Residential Buildings Using Different Exterior Wall Systems

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dc.contributor.author Kahhat, R
dc.contributor.author Crittenden, J
dc.contributor.author Sharif, F
dc.contributor.author Fonseca, E
dc.contributor.author Li, K
dc.contributor.author Sawhney, A
dc.contributor.author Zhang, P
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:23:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal Of Infrastructure Systems, 2009, 15 (3), pp. 211 - 221
dc.identifier.issn 1076-0342
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13607
dc.description.abstract This study analyzed the environmental impacts of a single-story residential building using different exterior wall systems. The environmental impacts over the complete life cycle of the residential buildings were determined and compared using the following indicators: air pollution index, energy consumption (embodied and operational), global warming potential, resource use, solid waste emissions, and water pollution index. The exterior wall systems analyzed were concrete block, poured in-place concrete, insulated concrete, traditional 0.05 mx0.1 m by 0.4 m (2 in.x4 in. by 16 in.) on center wood frame, traditional 0.05 mx0.15 m by 0.6 m (2 in.x6 in. by 24 in.) on center wood frame, and steel stud framing. Additionally, structural insulated panels were modeled for the operational energy of the building. For each scenario, the designs were based on the minimum R value required by the International Building Code. ATHENA, a life-cycle assessment software tool, and eQuest, an energy usage modeling software tool that calculated the operational energy of the building, were used to evaluate the environmental impacts of the building, during the construction, use, and end of life phases, for each scenario. The results show that in the preuse phase, the insulated concrete buildings produce the greatest impact on the environment followed by the concrete block, poured in-place concrete, and steel stud buildings.
dc.publisher Asce-Amer Soc Civil Engineers
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:3(211
dc.title Environmental Impacts over the Life Cycle of Residential Buildings Using Different Exterior Wall Systems
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal Of Infrastructure Systems
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 15
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Preston en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 211 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 221 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0905 Civil Engineering
dc.personcode 109510
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000269061200008 en_US
dc.description.keywords Energy en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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