IEA- EBC Annex 57: Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Equivalent Emissions for Building Construction
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 57: Evaluation of embodied energy and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for building construction” in 2011. The project was completed in 2016.
The project dealt with methods for evaluating embodied energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of buildings, to develop guidelines that contribute to practitioners’ further understanding of the evaluation methods and help to find better design and construction solutions of buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.
The main objectives of the project were to:
- collect existing research results concerning embodied energy and CO2 emissions due to building construction, to analyse them and to summarise into the state of the art;
- develop guidelines of the methods for evaluating the embodied energy and CO2 emissions due to building construction; and
- develop guidelines of the measures to design and construct buildings with less embodied energy and CO2 emissions.
The published deliverables of the project are:
- Final Project Report, including case studies from individual countries
- Guidelines for Building Designers and Consultants, Policy Makers, Construction Product Manufacturers Procurers and Educators
- Project Summary Report, outlining the technical and policy-relevant output from the project
For more information, please visit the project’s website at the link provided below.