Embodied energy A measure of sustainability of buildings
  Smitha J.S., Tejaswini D.N. and Shrikant Charhate
  The total amount of energy embedded in the building when it is constructed is known as the Embodied Energy of a building. It can also be related to carbon emission which contributes to the global warming phenomenon. Any form of energy expended, release a certain amount of carbon into the atmosphere. This causes negative environmental impact. By identifying and using construction materials of low Embodied energy, a large amount of energy can be saved every year. This paper provides a review on Embodied energy of buildings and methods for its evaluation for construction materials, in Indian context.
 

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