4.11 Embodied Energy in Retrofit(Duplicate)

By the end of this lesson you will have learned: more about the embodied energy associated with low energy retrofit. The “Carbon Burp” How much material is used? The “Carbon Payback” Carbon Savings in the longer term Embodied Energy – the “Carbon Burp” The carbon burp refers to the CO2 emissions that occur as a […]

Suggested reading

  1. ‘Your garden eats carbon (so please feed it well!)’
    From: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/your-garden-eats-carbon-so-please-feed-it-well.html accessed 04/01/16
  2. ‘Urban plants’ role as carbon sinks ‘underestimated’
    From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14121360 accessed 04/01/16
  3. ‘Mapping an urban ecosystem service: quantifying above-ground carbon storage at a city-wide scale’
    From: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02021.x/abstract accessed 04/01/16
  4. Also to start to understand more about the broader context in which energy and resources are used to produce materials and products this article on plastics is comprehensive and holistic: http://circulatenews.org/2016/01/plastics-breaking-the-mould/

 

 

 

Lesson tags: carbon burp, carbon payback, carbon sequestration, CarbonLite Retrofit, cumulative carbon emissions, embodied energy
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