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IEA EBC Annex 57 - Subtask 1: Basics, Actors and Concepts

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This report is one of the deliverables of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) Annex 57: “Evaluation of embodied energy (eE) and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2eq) for building construction”.


The document was developed by Subtask 1 (ST1) of the annex, aiming to identify and clarify the methodological issues related to the definitions and fundamental concepts of embodied energy and embodied green house gas (GHG) emissions. Moreover, ST1 aimed at presenting a comprehensive framework and transparent reporting format that can be used by design professionals and consultants for the determination, assessment and reporting of embodied energy and embodied GHG emissions at the building level; the intent was to ensure the appropriate interpretation and application of the embodied impacts assessment results.


Another objective of ST1 was to identify relevant actor/stakeholder groups and decision-making situations. Along this line, the document also analyses the tasks and roles of individual stakeholder groups, works out the peculiarities in connection with the demand for and supply of information related to embodied impacts and encourages the development of specific guidelines/recommendations for selected groups of actors.


For further information or to download the report, please visit the relevant IEA-EBC Annex 57 webpage at the link provided below.