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Proceedings of eSim 2002: 2nd Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

EEE: A PROTOTYPE TOOL FOR THE EVALUATION OF EMBODIED ENERGY AND GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS OF EXTERIOR ENVELOPE OF CANADIAN HOUSES

Rym Baouendi, Radu Zmeureanu, Brian Bradley, Avi Friedman

Abstract: The exterior envelope has a major contribution to the life-cycle energy use, life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions and life-cycle cost of a house. Therefore, there is a need to design the exterior envelope in such a way as to minimize these environmental and economical impacts. The Energy & Emissions Estimator (EEE), a prototype tool, is developed in order to help engineers and architects estimate the life-cycle cost, the life-cycle energy use and the equivalent CO 2 emissions generated throughout the life-cycle of a house; and therefore to provide them with a decision support tool for their design. The EEE tool calculations use energy analysis results from the HOT2000 program and a built-in database. This article presents the main flowchart of the EEE tool, the data import from the HOT2000 program, the available databases, the calculation methods, and the results obtained. Future improvements of the tool are also discussed.
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esim2002_4-3