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Title: Energy and labor in the construction sector

Abstract

An energy input-output model was used to investigate energy and employment in the construction industry. The model covered nearly 400 industrial sectors and was used to determine the impact of construction activities on total national energy consumption in 1967 and to study the patterns of total energy use and employment within various construction categories. For the construction of new buildings, total energy consumption could be reduced by 20 percent by selecting less energy-intensive building materials and assemblies for fixed programmatic requirements, by expending energy in construction to minimize the total lifetime energy cost of buildings, and by energy conservation in industries that supply direct and indirect inputs to the construction sector of the economy. (35 references)

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6435449
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Science; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 202:4370
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY; EMPLOYMENT; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; INDUSTRY; CONSTRUCTION; ENERGY CONSERVATION; BUILDING MATERIALS; BUILDINGS; ENERGY MODELS; EVALUATION; LABOR; LIFE-CYCLE COST; COST; MATERIALS; 298000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization; 290100 - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Analysis & Modeling; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 320100 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Buildings; 320300 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes

Citation Formats

Hannon, B, Stein, R G, Segal, B Z, and Serber, D. Energy and labor in the construction sector. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.1126/science.202.4370.837.
Hannon, B, Stein, R G, Segal, B Z, & Serber, D. Energy and labor in the construction sector. United States. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.202.4370.837
Hannon, B, Stein, R G, Segal, B Z, and Serber, D. Fri . "Energy and labor in the construction sector". United States. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.202.4370.837.
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title = {Energy and labor in the construction sector},
author = {Hannon, B and Stein, R G and Segal, B Z and Serber, D},
abstractNote = {An energy input-output model was used to investigate energy and employment in the construction industry. The model covered nearly 400 industrial sectors and was used to determine the impact of construction activities on total national energy consumption in 1967 and to study the patterns of total energy use and employment within various construction categories. For the construction of new buildings, total energy consumption could be reduced by 20 percent by selecting less energy-intensive building materials and assemblies for fixed programmatic requirements, by expending energy in construction to minimize the total lifetime energy cost of buildings, and by energy conservation in industries that supply direct and indirect inputs to the construction sector of the economy. (35 references)},
doi = {10.1126/science.202.4370.837},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6435449}, journal = {Science; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 202:4370,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {11}
}