Life cycle energy performances and environmental impacts of a prefabricated building module

Maurizio Cellura, Giovanni Tumminia, Francesco Guarino, Sonia Longo, Marco Ferraro, Vincenzo Antonucci

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Abstract

The paper explores the energy performances and environmental impacts of a prefabricated building module located in Messina (Sicily, Italy) through an approach that combines both the non-steady state building simulation and the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. The building uses renewable energy technologies and is usable in emergency situations or as simply temporary housing. Results show that the building module causes the emission of 1.5 t of CO2eq/m2and consumes 29.2 GJ/m2of primary energy during its life cycle. The building achieves the Net Zero Energy Building target even if it has relevant environmental impacts in the materials production stage (72% on average of the total impacts while the use stage reaches the 23% on average). The construction and the end-of-life stages give a marginal contribution to the total impacts, since they account for the 1% and the 3%, respectively.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)272-283
Numero di pagine12
RivistaRENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS
Volume92
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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