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Life Cycle Assessment of Post Disaster Prefabricated & Container Housings

A. Atmaca and N. Atmaca
Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

Abstract—About 40% of all primary energy is used in buildings all over the world. This paper analyses the life cycle energy demand of case study prefabricated (PRE) and container (CON) housings in Turkey using a comprehensive Input-Output based Hybrid (IOHA) analysis. The proposed research focused on building construction and operation phases to calculate total energy use. The primary operational energy demands of the assessed case study housings are calculated to be 24.8 GJ/m2 and 33.5 GJ/m2 respectively. Embodied Energy (EE) demand, calculated as per the input-output based hybrid analysis is about 3 times higher than in previous studies which rely on process based data. It is found that the operation phase is dominant over the buildings’ lifetime and contributes about 62% of the primary energy requirements.
Index Terms—life cycle assessment, input-output based hybrid analysis, embodied energy, post disaster housings

Cite: A. Atmaca and N. Atmaca, "Life Cycle Assessment of Post Disaster Prefabricated & Container Housings," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 323-328, November 2016. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.5.4.323-328