Material-Energy Nexus

A comparative study on the environmental impact of greenhouses: a probabilistic approach

The aim of this study is to investigate the most important drivers of environmental impacts and identify the influence of parameters on the uncertainty of the environmental impacts in various climate zones and future climate scenarios. We couple a …

Tracking Construction Material over Space and Time: Prospective and Geo-referenced Modeling of Building Stocks and Construction Material Flows

Construction material plays an increasingly important role in the environmental impacts of buildings. In order to investigate impacts of materials on a building level, we present a bottom‐up building stock model that uses three‐dimensional and …

Is a net life cycle balance for energy and materials achievable for a zero emission single-family building in Norway?

Comparative emission analysis of low-energy and zero-emission buildings

Modelling environmental impacts of buildings – energy, material, and dynamics

Buildings are responsible for a considerable share of global environmental impacts. Therefore, the building stock is an important stakeholder for reaching environmental targets. In Switzerland the vision of the 2000-Watt Society has been adopted by …

Environmental Impact of Buildings---What Matters?

The goal of this study was to identify drivers of environmental impact and quantify their influence on the environmental performance of wooden and massive residential and office buildings. We performed a life cycle assessment and used thermal …

Influence of construction material choice and design parameters on greenhouse gas emissions of buildings

Wood has typically lower environmental impacts compared to other materials. However, it also has reduced capacity to store thermal energy, potentially causing increased operating energy demand. Here we investigate this trade-off between environmental …