Embodied Energy

Embodied energy is the total of all the energy required to construct a building or component.  It includes the extracting, processing, delivering, and installing the materials to construct a building  or component [1].


  1. Jackson, Mike. “Embodied Energy and Historic Preservation: A Needed Reassessment.” APT Bulletin 36, no. 4 (January 1, 2005): 47–52. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40003163.

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