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March 2012 | EDG 71 RC

Life Cycle Energy Analysis

Robert Crawford
Life Cycle Energy Analysis (LCEA) is a method of assessing both the operational and embodied energy of buildings over their lifetime. It is an easily-conducted form of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and one which is particularly relevant to the building industry. Note includes definitions and a case study.

This note, originally titled GEN22, was first authored by Roger Fay and Graham Treloar in November 1998. It was reviewed by Graham Treloar and Roger Fay in September 2003, and reviewed and revised by Robert Crawford in March 2012.

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Related EDG note: 'A Practical Guide to Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings' EDG 72 DH | May 2012

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