How Much Energy Is in Your Building Materials?

BUILDINGS - Smarter Facilities Management

05/31/2013

How Much Energy Is in Your Building Materials?

A free DOE source sheds light on building products' embedded energy and emissions

 

Embodied Energy (MMBtu/sq. ft.)
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You might be monitoring how much energy is required to run your building, but do you know how much was used to create the materials going into your next renovation?

The DOE’s Buildings Energy Data Book offers embedded energy and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for a wealth of building products, such as the windows at right.

Embodied energy tracks the energy used in extraction, processing, transportation, construction, and disposal of each material used to create the final product.

This data can help inform product choices for your next sustainable renovation alongside U-values, heat reflectance, and other green factors.

The book is available at buildingsdatabook.eren.doe.gov.

 


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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

Search our Trade Pro Directory to find professionals that can help identify energy-efficient natural gas options that save energy and qualify for rebates to save you money.


 
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