1. Embodied energy

The discussions on green buildings, etc. that keeps coming up in various forums remind me of how complex it is to really assess a piece of architecture. If we look at it very clinically, we sometimes seek recourse to reductionist approaches such as quick rules of the thumb and use of arbitrary and unrealistic technical recommendations that win "energy awards". In most fields, the use of reductionist ( methods is over. I believe that we should seek more holistic ways of assessing our works. I believe that to know the whether a piece of architecture is sustainable or not, one intelligent approach is to use "Embodied Energy Analysis" However it is a very complex approach and it would require a lot of systemization in the way architectural information is made available to us. (I'll explain this shortly) …

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Last edited on: 02 Sep 2008 12:49

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