Life Cycle Energy of Low Rise Residential Buildings in Indian Context


Life cycle energy of the building accounts for all energy inputs to the buildings during their intended service life. Buildings need to be constructed in such a way that energy consumption in their life cycle is minimal. Life Cycle Energy (LCE) consumption data of buildings is not available in public domain which is essentially required for building designers and policy makers to formulate strategies for reduction in LCE of buildings. The paper presents LCE of twenty (20) low rise residential buildings in Indian context. LCE of the studied buildings is varying from 160 - 380 kWh/m2 year (Primary). Based on the LCE data of studied buildings, an equation is proposed to readily reckon LCE of a new building.

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Ramesh, T. , Prakash, R. and Shukla, K. (2014) Life Cycle Energy of Low Rise Residential Buildings in Indian Context. Open Journal of Energy Efficiency, 3, 108-118. doi: 10.4236/ojee.2014.34012.

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