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Embodied Energy

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 am
by tpalmtreest
Search of Embodied Energy results very conflicting information,
does anyone know where I can obtain the correct information concurrent with the information on the ARE?
(i.e. some say aluminum is very low, others say very high...)

Re: Embodied Energy

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:18 am
by hslk012
i am confused as well!
does aluminum have more embodied energy or does concrete??

Re: Embodied Energy

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 am
by Demeter
In a post from about a year ago, Michael Ermann (the Amber Book guy) provided some tips on comparing the embodied energy in different materials - see the link below. He has a pretty good handle on what NCARB is looking for.


Re: Embodied Energy

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:45 pm
by tpalmtreest
thanks Demeter,
Hopefully they won't ask to compare materials of different family, since some sources say aluminum is way more than concrete, others say the other way around. wildly different answers...