09 March 2007

Embodied Energy

My friend, Lesa, said 'embodied energy' is kind of like how "you traded ownership for experience" last year.

She said, "I thought you'd love the concept of embodied energy, because it doesn't just look at the NOW...it asks, where did all this stuff come from, and where will it go when it's dismantled?"


"Embodied energy is the energy consumed by all of the processes associated with the production of a building, from the acquisition of natural resources to product delivery.

This includes the mining and manufacturing of materials and equipment, the transport of the materials and the administrative functions. Embodied energy is a significant component of the lifecycle impact of a home."

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