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JPAST is a Peer Reviewed & Refereed biannual multidisciplinary journal starting from July 2011. Articles are invited for Dec 23 issue.
Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 11-22, January 2012

Indexing of Building Materials with Embodied, Operational Energy and Environmental Sustainability with Reference to Green Buildings

         Ashok Kumar1, D. Buddhi2,* and D. S. Chauhan3

1A2Z Maintenance and Engineering Services Ltd, Sector 32, Plot No. 44, Gurgaon- 122001, India

2,*Shivalik College of Engineering, Shimla Bypass Dehradun -248197, India

3Uttarakhand Technical University, Suddhowala, Dehradun -248007, India


There is good number of options to design energy efficient/green buildings. One of the objectives of green building is to conserve the natural resources and substantial energy is consumed in the operation of air conditioning system. In this paper total usage of energy (embodied and operational energy) has been calculated for fire clay bricks and ash blocks building material. Energy and environment indices were calculated and it was found that use of ash block as replacement of fire clay bricks can reduce significantly the heat load, size of air conditioning system and hence contributes towards saving of natural resources and environment.

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