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Title: Life cycle assessment for an american residential duplex
Author: Long, Skyler
Director/Tutor: Segarra Rubí, Mercè
Keywords: Avaluació d'impacte ambiental
Cicle de vida del producte
Gasos d'efecte hivernacle
Casa residencial nord-americana
Tesis de màster
Environmental impact analysis
Product life cycle
Greenhouse gases
American residential home
Master theses
Issue Date: Jul-2020
Abstract: The study examines a life cycle assessment of a typical American residential home in Denver, Colorado USA. A detailed materials list was generated from the list of purchases and subcontractor payments throughout the construction of the house. With this information, the embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions during three phases - construction phase, operation phase and end-of-life phase of the life of the house were generated using CES EduPack. The construction phase considers all materials, appliances and mechanical equipment to make the house liveable. The operation phase examines the gas, electricity and water consumed during the 50-year life of the house. The end-of-life phase summarizes the effects of different disposal methods of the home. The environmental impacts of the construction phase and operation phase are responsible for a majority of the embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions while the end-of-life has a negligible effect
Note: Treballs Finals del Màster d’Energies Renovables i Sostenibilitat Energètica, Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2019-2020, Tutora: Mercè Segarra Rubí
Appears in Collections:Màster Oficial - Energies Renovables i Sostenibilitat Energètica

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