Influence of Materials in Life Cycle Energy Assessment of a Six Storey Building
PL. Meyyappan1, C. Sivapragasam2
1PL. Meyyappan, Department of Civil, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2C. Sivapragasam, Department of Civil, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 24 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 475-478 | Volume-9 Issue-1S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10141291S419/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1014.1291S419
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Abstract: Life Cycle Energy Assessment (LCEA) is one of the evaluating tools for assessing environmental impact of various types of materials used in the buildings components. The LCEA is based on reduction of total amount of energy consumed during the life cycle of building. Operational phase has been taken and the energy consumed for the phase has been evaluated in this study for three cases with respect to change in materials. This mainly focuses on the change in the energy consumption due to the usage of RCC and Wood materials in various building component such as roofs and infill walls etc. under Indian conditions. A six storey building with a plan dimension of 48m x 24m is considered. The ‘eQuest’ is the quick energy simulation tool which is widely used to calculate the whole building’s energy performance. This tool is used to estimate the energy consumption in month wise on various aspects.
Keywords: LCEA, Building, Operational Phase, eQuest.
Scope of the Article: Energy Efficient Building Technology