Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE)

Overview

The latest update to the AMEE embodied data is from the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) database.

This is produced by the Sustainable Energy Research Team (SERT) at the University of Bath and jointly funded by the Carbon Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

This update expands the AMEE dataverse to include embodied energy and carbon coefficients for 34 groups of building materials. Example materials include:

  • aluminium
  • cement
  • glass
  • plastics
  • stone
  • timber

More details

Tags: ICE, embodied energy, Carbon, building materials, Life Cycle Analysis, EPSRC, Carbon Trust

Scope: UK

Authority: Enterprise

AMEE quality assurance: Passed

Using the data

This new data calculates the carbon dioxide emissions for a chosen building material once the mass of material has been specified.


Special observations

A separate category exists for concrete, which encompasses a wide range of materials used during manufacture. This results in a large variation in the embodied energy and carbon.

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