The building and construction industry is a major consumer of energy, from the extraction of raw materials for building components
through to the energy required to transport components to the site and construct the building. This note looks at how architects can reduce
energy consumption by addressing embodied energy issues.
PRO 2 was originally published in August 1995 and reviewed in August 2000. This paper has now been fully revised by the author and republished to reflect updates to the topic since original publication.
Related EDG note: 'Life Cycle Energy Analysis' EDG 71 RC | Mar 2012