Paper Presented At NCEEE Conference
IJEP 39(2): 196-200 : Vol. 39 Issue. 2 (February 2019)
The Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed to be University, Centre for Rural Energy, Gandhigram-624 302
Nowadays building occupies major energy share for its construction and operation. Many studies have been carried out on the enhancement of efficiency of the devices which in turn reduces operating energy consumption. However, the construction materials play a major role. The embodied energy for the building material, like brick, cement has increased day by day. Several investigations have already been made on the point of strength of alternate building materials. This paper analyses the embodied energy consumption of conventional wall and a bison wall. Also, the paper studies the thermal profile of a conventional wall and the bison wall building which is recently constructed. The internal and external thermal profile has been continuously recorded using thermal imager and reported. The temperature rise alone will lead to increased operating energy consumption in the building.
Embodied energy, Bison wall, Thermal imaging