This paper is concerned with assessing the building’s the energy efficiency and qualities of a modular design for the education industry, in order assess the long economic benefits. The research includes a life-cycle energy and cost analysis of the school building design, predicting the impact on the operational cost of the building as a result of the addition of photovoltaic panels. The paper also includes a comparative study between the ECO Modular Solutions building, and a current standard prefabricated school building, quantifying the savings in CO2 emissions and savings in cost.
|Journal||American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Apr 2013|
- life-cycle energy analysis, energy efficiency, low-energy building, life- cost analysis, modular schools
Paya-Marin, M. A., Lim, J., & Sengupta, B. (2013). Life-Cycle Energy Analysis of a Modular/Off-Site Building School. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 1(3), 59-63. https://doi.org/10.12691/ajcea-1-3-2