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He, Q, Wu, Z, Li, S, Li, H and Wang, Y (2023) Two decades of the evolution of China’s green building policy: insights from text mining. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 158–78.

Hu, M (2023) An evaluation of the retrofit net zero building performances: life cycle energy, emissions and cost. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 179–91.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Retrofit; life cycle energy; life cycle emission; life cycle cost; LEED building; climate change mitigation;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2022.2142497
  • Abstract:
    This study aims to assess the comprehensive energy, environmental and economic performance of a retrofit zero energy building (ZEB). Three life cycle assessments were conducted: life cycle energy (LCE), life cycle carbon emissions (LCCE) and life cycle cost (LCC). Actual building construction cost data and energy use data were used in the assessments. The analysis results indicated that during the whole building life span, the operational life stage (B6) was a major contributor to LCE (82%) and LCCE (77%), but not to LCC (18%). Within the life cycle embodied carbon (LCEC), A3 was the life stage with the highest contribution (56%), which is mainly related to the manufacturing of building assemblies. This case study provides new empirical evidence of ZEB performance in the United States. The findings suggest that to achieve the carbon neutrality goal, current ZEB certifications or designations are not adequate to measure actual building performance. A further reduction of operational energy, in addition to reducing the embodied carbon released during manufacturing, should be the focus.

Lin, C, Chiang, W, Weng, Y and Wu, H (2023) Assessing the anthropogenic carbon emission of wooden construction: an LCA study. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 138–57.

New, K, Tyler, A, Friday, A, Hazas, M and Gormally, A (2023) Space temperature policy towards net-zero: recommendations from a systematic review of UK HEI heating policies. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 223–39.

Pelé-Peltier, A, Charef, R and Morel, J (2023) Factors affecting the use of earth material in mainstream construction: a critical review. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 119–37.

van der Bent, H S, van den Brom, P I, Visscher, H J, Meijer, A and Mouter, N (2023) The energy performance of dwellings with heat pumps of Dutch non-profit housing associations. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 192–202.

Van Hove, M Y C, Deurinck, M, Lameire, W, Laverge, J, Janssens, A and Delghust, M (2023) Large-scale statistical analysis and modelling of real and regulatory total energy use in existing single-family houses in Flanders. Building Research & Information, 51(02), 203–22.