Sustainability metrics for efficient and innovative residential building wall systems

Ryan L. Solnosky, Ali M. Memari

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Abstract

With sustainability becoming more recognized and desirable by homeowners, designers need to have better metrics to make solutions possible. One of the most effective building components that can be optimized for sustainability purposes is the wall system. To select the proper wall system that is efficient and at times innovative, there is a need to better understand how metrics relate to different wall configurations and materials. This paper expands upon prior works to identify the key sustainability metrics for residential wall systems that designers, builders and homeowners can use to assess and select the best wall system. The metrics highlighted include: embodied energy, material-specific, and impact on the environment. These metrics will be examined for wall systems made up of: Insulated Concrete Form, Wood-Frame, Steel Stud, Structural Insulated Panel, Concrete Masonry Unit, Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, and Precast Concrete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Solutions for Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Resources II - Held at the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting
EditorsJeffrey W. Fergus, Brajendra Mishra, Dayan Anderson, Emily Allyn Sarver, Neale R. Neelameggham
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Pages177-186
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781119179849
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventEngineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources II - TMS 2015 Annual Meeting - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2015Mar 19 2015

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting
Volume18-19-March-2015

Other

OtherEngineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources II - TMS 2015 Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period3/18/153/19/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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