Sustainable construction: life cycle energy analysis of construction on sloping sites for residential buildings

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dc.contributor.author Forsythe, Perry en_US
dc.contributor.author Ding, Grace en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-03T17:05:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-03T17:05:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier 2012000908 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Forsythe, Perry and Ding, Grace 2013, 'Sustainable construction: life cycle energy analysis of construction on sloping sites for residential buildings', Taylor & Francis, vol. -, no. -, pp. 1-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0144-6193 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/24062
dc.description.abstract In 2010, the Australian residential construction sector contributed about 28% of the value of all construction and was responsible for 8% of the total energy consumption. Residential construction will continue to increase to cope with the demand due to population growth. Owing to land scarcity, construction on sloping sites has become a common construction method for residential development in Australia. This method has economic benefits but poses environmental issues as it damages topsoil, disturbs natural drainage and groundwater pathways and imposes additional stress on soil under fill. The life cycle energy consumption of the construction process is examined in relation to residential projects on sloping sites on a range of slopes and soil types in New South Wales, Australia. Forty-one detached dwellings were selected and a service life of 60 years assumed for the study. The research findings reveal that the slope for each type of soil has a positive correlation with life cycle energy consumption. As part of the onsite construction process, the results also show that the energy consumption of construction on sloping sites plays a significant factor in the life cycle energy analysis of a building. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Sustainable construction: life cycle energy analysis of construction on sloping sites for residential buildings en_US
dc.parent Construction Management and Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume - en_US
dc.journal.number - en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 104827 en_US
dc.personcode 951199 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition July en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Construction process; detached dwelling; energy consumption. en_US
dc.staffid 951199 en_US


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