Circular built environment definitions

There are currently 4 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter E.

Embodied Carbon
The CO₂ emitted during the extraction, manufacture, and transport of building materials and products, and the construction of buildings and infrastructure.


Embodied Energy
Total of all the energy consumed in the processes associated with the production of the materials and products that go into a building or structure.

Energy recovery system
Any technique or method of minimising the input of energy to an overall system by the exchange of energy from one sub-system of the overall system with another.


Energy Upgrade
Improving the energy efficiency of building operations and shifting to electric systems powered by the procurement or on-site generation of renewable energy.


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