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Living Walls Knowledge Transfer Day - 15 April 2014 (13 /14 Michelle Sanchez

Living Walls Knowledge Transfer Day - 15 April 2014 (13 /14 Michelle Sanchez

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Michelle Sanchez, Sustainable Built Environment Research Group and Sustainable Landscapes Research Group, University of Greenwich

Michelle is an Architect specialising in sustainable architecture and energy efficiency and a Research Assistant at the Sustainable Built Environment Research Group and Sustainable Landscapes Research Group at the University of Greenwich. She is currently researching energy simulation and life-cycle assessment of the built environment and living walls.

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  1. Life Cycle Assessment and Thermal Analysis on Living Walls Livings

    Walls Knowledge Transfer Day
  2. Life Cycle Assessment and Thermal Analysis on Living Walls

  3. Energy consumption by sector Globally, it is estimated that energy

    consumption is: roughly 30% in the industrial sector, 30% in transport and 40% construction and other uses Construction Transport Industrial
  4. What is a Life Cycle Assessment ? This type of

    Assessment is used to calculate the environmental impact made by a product throughout its entire life. Taking into consideration all phases of the process: from the supply of the raw materials, manufacturing, transport, construction, use and end of life.
  5. How can we do a Life Cycle Assessment?

  6. What are the benefits of a Life Cycle Assessment ?

    0.00 2,000.00 4,000.00 6,000.00 8,000.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 1. BW 2. LW PBS 3. LW ICS Embodied energy Prod. of materials Transport and Construction Use and Maintenance End of life 0.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 3,000.00 4,000.00 5,000.00 6,000.00 1. BW 2. LW PBS 3. LW ICS Carbon data Prod. of materials Transport and Construction Use and Maintenance End of life • We can certify the level of environmental impact that a product has, and how sustainable it is. • We can analyse in which phase of the cycle the environmental impact is greatest, and come up with solutions to lower these impacts to make the product more sustainable. • We can compare different kind of strategies of the same product to see which one is more sustainable. • We can compare different designs of the same kind of product to evaluate which one is more sustainable and why.
  7. What is a Thermal Analysis for the building sector ?

    It is base on a energy simulation digital model that is used to analyze: • the building energy consumption • carbon emission • comfort level • Lighting performance • Among others
  8. What are the benefits of a Thermal analysis? 0% 5%

    10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Dubai Barcelona London • We can compare different kind of strategies of the same product to see which one is more sustainable • We can compare different designs of the same kind of product to evaluated which one is more sustainable and why • We have the result of the amount of energy saving made by a specific product on different kinds of climate
  9. The Benefits of Making a Life Cycle Assessment and Thermal

    Analysis on Living Walls: • Create a more competitive product in the market • Have comprehensive and certified information about your product’s level of sustainability • Have certified information for architects and designers to understand the performance level of your product, to simplify their involvement of the Living wall on a building project • Have certified information of energy savings to contrast with cost of the product to encourage clients to install living walls on their buildings • Test the sustainable performance of your product and identify which part of the life cycle can be improved • Study alternative designs of your product to better adapt in different climates. So you can have a solution for a project in Dubai that is different than in London, so you can reduce your cost of production and the products have higher efficiency
  10. thank you for your attention Life Cycle Assessment and Thermal

    Analysis on Living Walls michellesanchezb@gmail.com