Energy sources affect COi emissions associated with embodied energy If the maiority of energy sources is petroleum-related (with some gas and electricity). 80 kg CO/ per CI ol energy averages The building here is associated with emissions of c 115 thousand tonnes CO. Embodied-energy ratio to gross floor area (Cl/m CFA) is generally between 6 and 8. but may be more depending on methodology used The design's ratio is at the high end (O 14 2 G//m' GFA) bul differs from others since using solar panels having high embodied-energy will significantly offset operational energy saved over building life High embodied energy materials used (eg aluminium and steel) are however easily recyclable and therefore halving their embodied-energy when reused Replacing concrete floors with composite timber-floors cassettes will reduce embodied energy by c 10,000 CI by Professor Bill lawson (Sydney)

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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