Embodied energy

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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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There was hidden energy in every mural," she recalled.
They can also contribute to hidden energy costs in a building because they generate a lot of heat, which can require additional energy from HVAC to cool the equipment.
Reading through the above opening paragraph of a recent study (December 2011) published by Chatham House titled "Burning Oil to Keep Cool: The Hidden Energy Crisis in Saudi Arabia", I could not help but predict what was about to unfold.
We are also leading the nation in promoting recycling with our plan to unlock the hidden energy value of organic waste, rather than discarding that waste into landfills and incinerators," he said.
This way, it is possible to detect hidden energy wasters such as electronic devices that appear to be off but are really on standby or phantom power.
To highlight the hidden energy costs associated with water usage, METASPHERE is actively targeting businesses unaware of the cost and energy savings to be made through effective monitoring and metering.
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His players had to find hidden energy reserves to see this night out successfully.
Another hidden energy drain is lighting, which accounts for about 10% of an electric bill.
The hidden energy cost of transport wipes out many products' environmental claims.
Finding the hidden energy costs can be a source of substantial savings for food manufacturers if they know where to look.
Perhaps more importantly, however, Shimmering in a Transformed Light hones in on the transformative power of representation to reveal the strange in the familiar, and to release the hidden energy of objects that we frequently take for granted.