Embodied Energy

Embodied Energy

Embodied Energy

11/22/17

“What if we quantified all of the energy used to create an item?”

 

In order to create a product, energy is required whether it be in the manufacturing process or in transportation logistics. One commonly used way to quantify this is through Life-cycle assessment. But what if we simply want to obtain a direct measurement of all of the energy used in a product? Well, this would simply entail summing up each part to create what engineers call the total embodied energy!

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