Minimising Energy in Construction
Our long-term vision is for the built environment to be designed cost-effectively, based on whole life cycle energy consumption using minimum material resource for appropriate performance. Our immediate ambition is to use feasibility studies to identify and address sources of wasted embodied energy, value-less cost, and performance over-design in the construction industry to transform sector wide design practice and define the research areas that will underpin this transformation.
This project is funded by the EPSRC, in grant EP/P033679/1, led by Dr John Orr.
A lecture, given by Dr Orr and Prof Wise, at the Institution of Structural Engineers is linked below:
Want to know more about embodied energy, material efficiency, structural utilisation? Click here for a set of "must read" papers that will get you going.
Get it Right Initiative - https://getitright.uk.com/
Enough is Enough - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqPRhgdUMU
Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) - http://automated.construction/
Marginal Gains in Construction – more value, less cost. http://bit.ly/2FJ64ZN
UKGBC Advancing Net Zero - https://www.ukgbc.org/ukgbc-work/advancing-net-zero/
World GBC Advancing Net Zero - https://www.worldgbc.org/advancing-net-zero
UKGBC: Embodied carbon: Developing a client brief - http://bit.ly/2U3Qxg0
Buildings as Material Banks, EU Project: https://www.bamb2020.eu/
Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth, UNEP report, 2016: http://bit.ly/2Ox9ZMd