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Embodied energy

The energy consumed by all of the processes associated with the production of a building, landscape, or site, from the acquisition of natural resources to product delivery. This includes the mining and manufacturing of materials and equipment, the transport of the materials, and the administrative functions. Embodied energy is a significant component of the life-cycle impact of a home, building, landscape, or site. Included are the product’s raw material extraction, transport, manufacturing, assembly, and installation, as well as capital and other costs of a specific material, in addition to disassembly, deconstruction, and/ or decomposition.
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Objective: ETA4B (Energy Trusted Advisor for Buildings) project promotes the development of an embedded energy optimization system collaborating with existing devices, providing citizens with innovative applications and services in the field of energy efficiency of buildings, making home more smart.
Reuse is always a greener solution than throwing embedded energy away.
The Department of Energy (DOE) should compile a national database of embedded energy in water, and vice versa, with a focus on developing regional and local estimates needed for planning purposes;
This reduces the consumption of power, making the systems in which the software is embedded energy efficient.
The EcoHouse uses different strategies to reduce the demand for energy, generate its own electricity supply, and further reduce the embedded energy in materials, water, and planting.
Embedded energy is the extra power used to produce, distribute, and maintain energy-efficient goods such as high-efficiency insulation.
Now, organizations like Cleveland Clinic have embedded energy efficiency and clean energy into their commitment to patient care.
We've got to use our expertise to help change the way all Merseysiders use energy and we've got to start to look at waste for what it is - embedded energy.
Recovering embedded energy in recycled plastic is a 'best-in-class1 approach used in Europe and other regions.
There's an embedded energy in the mobile phones that sit in people's homes unused," he said.
Wherever possible, materials that are manufactured within a 500-mile radius have been selected to reduce the embedded energy associated with transporting materials.

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