Life-Cycle Energy Analysis of a Modular/Off-Site Building School

M.A. Paya-Marin, J. Lim, B. Sengupta

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
JournalAmerican Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2013


  • life-cycle energy analysis, energy efficiency, low-energy building, life- cost analysis, modular schools

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