Environmental Impacts over the Life Cycle of Residential Buildings Using Different Exterior Wall Systems

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dc.contributor.author Kahhat, R en_US
dc.contributor.author Crittenden, J en_US
dc.contributor.author Sharif, F en_US
dc.contributor.author Fonseca, E en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, K en_US
dc.contributor.author Sawhney, Anil en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhang, P en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:23:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:23:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009006521 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kahhat R et al. 2009, 'Environmental Impacts over the Life Cycle of Residential Buildings Using Different Exterior Wall Systems', Asce-Amer Soc Civil Engineers, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 211-221. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1076-0342 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13607
dc.description.abstract This study analyzed the environmental impacts of a single-story residential building using different exterior wall systems. The environmental impacts over the complete life cycle of the residential buildings were determined and compared using the following indicators: air pollution index, energy consumption (embodied and operational), global warming potential, resource use, solid waste emissions, and water pollution index. The exterior wall systems analyzed were concrete block, poured in-place concrete, insulated concrete, traditional 0.05 mx0.1 m by 0.4 m (2 in.x4 in. by 16 in.) on center wood frame, traditional 0.05 mx0.15 m by 0.6 m (2 in.x6 in. by 24 in.) on center wood frame, and steel stud framing. Additionally, structural insulated panels were modeled for the operational energy of the building. For each scenario, the designs were based on the minimum R value required by the International Building Code. ATHENA, a life-cycle assessment software tool, and eQuest, an energy usage modeling software tool that calculated the operational energy of the building, were used to evaluate the environmental impacts of the building, during the construction, use, and end of life phases, for each scenario. The results show that in the preuse phase, the insulated concrete buildings produce the greatest impact on the environment followed by the concrete block, poured in-place concrete, and steel stud buildings. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Asce-Amer Soc Civil Engineers en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:3(211) en_US
dc.title Environmental Impacts over the Life Cycle of Residential Buildings Using Different Exterior Wall Systems en_US
dc.parent Journal Of Infrastructure Systems en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Preston en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 211 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 221 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090500 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063100 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063101 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063102 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063103 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063104 en_US
dc.personcode 109510 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063105 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000269061200008 en_US
dc.description.keywords Energy en_US
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