Journal article

The Australian industrial ecology virtual laboratory and multi-scale assessment of buildings and construction

Timothy M Baynes, Robert H Crawford, Judith Schinabeck, Paul-Antoine Bontinck, Andre Stephan, Thomas Wiedmann, Manfred Lenzen, Steven Kenway, Man Yu, Soo Huey Teh, Joe Lane, Arne Geschke, Jacob Fry, Guangwu Chen

Energy and Buildings | Elsevier | Published : 2018


As global population and urbanization increase, so do the direct and indirect environmental impacts of construction around the world. Low-impact products, buildings, precincts and cities are needed to mitigate the effects of building construction and use. Analysis of embodied energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across these scales is becoming more important to support this direction. The calculation of embodied impacts requires rigorous, flexible and comprehensive assessment tools. Firstly, we present the Australian Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab) as one such tool discussing its structure, function and wide scope of application. Secondly, we demonstrate its potential high..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

IELab was funded under the NeCTAR scheme. NeCTAR is an Australian Government project conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund (2009-2013). Parts of this research were funded by the Australian Research Council under the Discovery Project DP150100962. The Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab) is supported by the Australian Research Council grant LE160100066. Dr Kenway acknowledges Grant DE 160101322.