Journal article

Energy and GHG reductions considering embodied impacts of retrofitting existing dwelling stock in Greater Melbourne

Seongwon Seo, Greg Foliente, Zhengen Ren

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Energy retrofits of buildings usually ignore the amount of embodied energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions needed to reduce the operating energy and related emissions. Focusing on the Greater Melbourne Area (GMA), the fastest growing capital city in Australia, this paper analyses the embodied impacts of different dwelling stock retrofit programs using a combination of a top-down and a bottom-up approach. We look at dwelling stocks that have been built before 2005 (i.e., before a minimum 5-star rating in energy performance was introduced in Australia) because these are expected to consume, without any retrofit or upgrade, about 34.9 TWh of energy or emit 8.57 × 106 t-CO2eq GHG for heating ..

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