Publications/links -by topic


Embodied energy:

ICE 2.0

lca databases:

inventory and overview at: EEB web

see also:


Ecological rucksack

Material intensity tables, ecological rucksack, Wuppertal institut, Schmidt-Bleek



ECBCS Annex 49: Low Exergy Systems for High-Performance , Buildings and Communities

Exergy Guidebook for Building Professionals, Delft University of Technology, October 2014, based on doctoral thesis ‘Exergy in the built environment – The added value of exergy

in the assessment and development of energy systems for the built environment’ by Sabine

Jansen. (2013).

Exergetics , by Göran Wall , Bucaramanga 2009

Exergy. Energy environment and sustainable development, Dincer I, Rosen M. , June 2007 , ISBN-13: 978-0080445298

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Quantifying the quality loss and resource efficiency of recycling by means of exergy analysis, S.H. Amini , J.A.M. Remmerswaal , M.B. Castro , M.A. Reuter , Journal of Cleaner Production 15 (2007) 907-913


Physical geonomics: Combining the exergy and Hubbert peak analysis for predicting mineral resources depletion , Alicia Valero , Antonio Valero , Resources, Conservation and Recycling 54 (2010) 1074–1083


Inventory of the exergy resources on earth including its mineral capital, Valero A., et all, 2010b Energy 35 (2010) 989–995


Cumulative Exergy Extraction from the Natural Environment (CEENE): a comprehensive Life Cycle Impact Assessment method for resource accounting, de Wulf J., 2008 , Environmental science and technology 2007, 41, 8477–8483



Environmental accounting, Emergy and environmental decision making , Howard T Odum, ISBN0-471-11442-1, 1996

Documents and course material on Emergy:


Emergy Evaluation Howard T. Odum, Environmental Engineering Sciences University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, International Workshop on Advances in Energy Studies: Energy flows in ecology and economy, Porto Venere, Italy, May 27,1998.


Computing the Unit Emergy Value of Crustal Elements , Matthew J. Cohen, inEmergy Synthesis 4: Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology Proceedings from the Fourth Biennial Emergy Conference, Gainesville, Florida Edited by Mark T. Brown



Living Planet Report 2012, Biodiversity, biocapacity and better choices, WWF



Land Use as an Aspect of Sustainable Building, Tarja Häkkinen, Tuomas Helin, Carmen Antuña, Susanne Supper, Nicoleta Schiopu, and Sylviane Nibel, International Journal of Sustainable Land Use and Urban Planning ISSN 1927‐8845 | Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 21‐41 (2013)



The factor 10 / MIPS-Concept: Bridging Ecological, Economic, and Social Dimensions with Sustainability Indicators F. Schmidt-Bleek , 2000



Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process, Linda Hildebrand, PhD thesis, 2014 TU Delft

Embodied Energy for Energy Efficiency Measures, An Assessment of Embodied Energy‘s Relevance for Energy Saving in the Swiss Residential Building Sector, Diploma Thesis

Department of Environmental Science ETH Zurich, Simone Hegner, September 2007

Need for an embodied energy measurement protocol for buildings: A review paper

Manish K. Dixit ∗ , Jose L. Fernández-Solís ∗∗ , Sarel Lavy, Charles H. Culp

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (2012) 3730–3743

Hammond, G. P. and Jones, C. I. (2008) Embodied energy and carbon in construction materials.

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Energy, 161 (2). pp. 87-98. ISSN 1751-4223



Bos, H., et al., 2011: Duurzaamheid van biobased produkten, issue in the groene grondstoffen (‘green raw materials’) series, Wageningen UR Food and Biobased research, pag 22



Organic PV

Economic assessment of solar electricity production from organic-based photovoltaic modules in a domestic environment, Brian Azzopardi, Christopher J. M. Emmott, Antonio Urbina, Frederik C. Krebs, Joseph Mutale and Jenny Nelson Energy & Environmental Science , 2011, 4, 3741!divAbstract

Life cycle analyses of organic photovoltaics: a review Energy & Environmental Science., 2013, 6,

3136 Sebastien Lizin, Steven Van Passel, Ellen De Schepper, Wouter Maes Laurence Lutsen, Jean Mancab and Dirk Vanderzande

Wind turbines

Life cycle assessment of a multi-megawatt wind turbine, E. Martınez , F. Sanz , S. Pellegrini , E. Jimenez , J. Blanco , Renewable Energy 34 (2009) 667–673

Comparative life cycle assessment of 2.0 MW wind turbines Karl R. Haapala and Preedanood Prempreeda Int. J. Sustainable Manufacturing, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014

Life Cycle Analysis of Wind Turbine, By Chaouki Ghenai , chap. 2 in book edited by Chaouki Ghenai, ISBN 978-953-51-0165-9 2012

Wilburn, D.R., 2011, Wind energy in the United States and materials required for the land-based wind turbine industryfrom 2010 through 2030: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5036, 22 p.

buildings lca

A Materials Life Cycle Assessment of a Net-Zero Energy Building Cassandra L. Thiel 1, Nicole Campion , Amy E. Landis , Alex K. Jones , Laura A. Schaefer and Melissa M. Bilec , Energies 2013, 6, 1125-1141; doi:10.3390/en6021125



Primary energy factors for electricity in buildings, Toward a flexible electricity supply

-Confidential-, By: E. Molenbroek, E. Stricker, T. Boermans, July 2011 Ecofys



Bamboo Zea Escamilla, E., Habert, G., Environmental impacts of bamboo-based construction materials representing global production diversity, Journal of Cleaner Production (2014),

Affluence drives the global displacement of land use

Jan Weinzettel, Noerway et all, Global Environmental Change 23 (2013) 433–438

Exploring the resource base” , Brian J. Skinner ,Department of Geology and Geophysics ,Yale University , keynote at Resources for the future Workshop Washington, 2001.

to add : papers on individual materials



Sustainable Materials: Julian M Allwood, Jonathan M Cullen

Materials and energy : a story of linkages René Kleijn, 2012


Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization Victor Smil, 2013

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