The Definition of Embodied Energy

The Definition of Embodied Energy

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Austin, Journal, Material Conservation, Sustainability

Over the next 20 years, Americans will demolish over 1/3 of our building stock (approximately 82 billion square feet) in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy efficient, sustainable “green buildings.”[i]  However, existing buildings have several inherent benefits that make them worthy of reuse.  Creative design, state-of-the-art building systems, and modern uses are not […]