Embodied energy analysis of aluminium-clad windows.

Asif, Muhammad, Davidson, Alan and Muneer, Tariq (2001) Embodied energy analysis of aluminium-clad windows. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 22 (3). pp. 195-199. ISSN 0143-6244

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This article provides an overview of energy loads associated with the application of powder coated aluminium profiles on the exterior wooden surface of double glazed windows. The entire powder coating process has been analysed to measure its energy and environmental contribution towards window cladding. Materials involved in aluminium clad windows have been analysed for their energy impacts. The energy embodied in a standard double glazed 1.2 m x 1.2 m aluminium clad window has been calculated, and is quantified as 1459 MJ, 1967 MJ, and 5.96 GJ respectively for argon, krypton and xenon infill gases. The energy consumed in powder coating the window cladding has been estimated to be 27 MJ and the total embodied energy of adding aluminium cladding to the window has been evaluated as 724 MJ.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0143-6244
Electronic ISSN: 1477-0849
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminium; Powder-coating; Double-glazed windows; Energy embodied in windows; Energy evaluation of cladding;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 693 Specific materials & purposes
500 Science > 530 Physics
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Q Science > QC Physics
Item ID: 2010
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2008 14:42
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 08:20

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