Energy Efficiency in Sustainable Building for Cradle to Grave Assessment
P. A. Manatkar, D. K. Chaudhari, S. S. Deshmukh, S. C. Tandale
CGA-Cradle to Grave Assessment, EEA- Energy Efficiency Analysis, ,IRR- Interest rate of Return, LCC-Life Cycle Cost, LCCA , NPV-net present value, O&M-Operations & Maintenance.
Sustainable development and the protection of the environment are key issues in our society today. The building stock in Europe accounts for over 40% of the final energy consumption, CO2 emissions and generation of waste. A large part of the life cycle performance is determined early. Investigations show that when 1% of the project costs are spent, roughly 70% of the lifecycle cost of the building has been committed indicating that decisions taken early greatly affect the life cycle performance. The building’s shape, selected materials, structural system, internal room distribution, and building services systems are some of the most important factors that influence the environmental and energy performance of a building throughout its lifecycle. The key to attaining sustainable environments and lifestyles is held by creating indoor conditions which do not harm our outdoor environment. We have to minimize our overall impact, build smarter structures using renewable materials and use less energy in both construction and operations of our buildings. Colleges and universities are mini communities/cities and hence their involvement in the “Green” movement is vital. This research is aimed at understanding what the costs of building green truly are. Life Cycle Cost Analyses of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and roof components were evaluated to generate percent savings or percent added cost. This research reviewed the various green and non‐green costs of construction, consumption, and operations and maintenance costs providing a comparative analysis to leading researchers in the field of costs of building green.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2

Page(s): 298 - 303
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