Operational Energy Use

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Energy consumed during the in-use phase of a building's life.

Relevance to Sustainable Construction

The operational energy use of buildings is their biggest environmental impact. Reducing the operational energy use and increasing durability should be the prime concerns of architects who wish to design and build “green” buildings.

Example, Keywords, Themes

Sources, Inspiration

Buildingscience.com: Why Energy Matters, by John Straube