Embodied Energies of Conventional and Alternate Building Materials in Residential Sector of Himachal Pradesh
Ridima Sharma1, Sakshi Tanwar2
1Ar Ridima Sharma*, Research Scholar, Department of Architecture NIT Hamirpur HP, India.
2Ar Sakshi Tanwar, HP Public works Department, Himachal Pradesh India.
Manuscript received on October 01, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 1353-1358 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: A1170109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1170.109119
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Abstract: In the past years, the architects and entrepreneurs were more interested in the utilization of intelligent building features for achieving energy-efficient buildings that comply with stringent energy codes and national goals of reducing dangerous emissions, together with improving overall environment. The aim of this paper is to explore the influence of incorporating passive intelligence in buildings in terms of alternate sustainable building materials in residential sector, through the perspective of embodied energies of building materials and user comfort with an emphasis on thermal gains and losses. Result shows a considerable decrease of in a shift from conventional building materials towards alternate materials. Considerable change is also visible in the resultant comfort levels.
Keywords: Embodied Energy, Building Materials, Monthly degree days, Passive solar gains, residential buildings