Proceeding of

MPGI National Multi Conference 2012


National Conference


Innovative Approaches in Civil Engineering

A Special Issue of

Indian Research Transaction


Chief Convener

Dr. Rajiv Dharaskar

Director, MPGI Integrated Campus, Nanded


Dr. Mrs Sadhana Chidrawar

Dean, School of Engineering, MPGI Integrated Campus, Nanded


Prof. K. H. Walse



IRT ISSN: 2250-0804 (Online) >> ISBN: 978-81-906467-0-8    

Optimization of Embodied Energy of building with alternative materials: A Case Study

Mr. Sudhir W. Shende, Mr. Anup S. Khanbarad, Mr. Aditya v. Sapkal


Sudhir W. Shende, Anup S. Khanbarad, Aditya v. Sapkal, "Optimization of Embodied Energy of building with alternative materials: A Case Study", IRT Proceeding on national conference on Innovative Approaches in Civil Engineering, 7-8 April, 2012, published by Indian research transaction, India


Considerable amount of energy is spent in the manufacturing and transportation of various building materials. Conservation of energy becomes important in the context of limiting of greenhouse gases emission into the atmosphere and reducing costs of materials. In the present paper a case study of reduction in embodied energy of building is been carried out. Energy consumption in manufacturing of basic building materials is calculated and total embodied energy of building is compared for various alternative materials. Comparison of cost for various options of brick, and cement has been done. Also embodied energy of cost for various options of brick, and cement has been calculated and compared. It is found that embodied of building with alternative materials can be reduced up to 50%.


Green building, Green energy materials, Embodied energy, Energy efficient materials, Energy optimization, Alternative materials, operating energy.

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