Energy is required not only to operate buildings but also to produce them. Just as today people when shopping may avoid apples from South Africa, there is increasingly a rethinking about grey energy. Where does the material come from? How much CO₂ is emitted in producing it? And can the building be demolished without too much bother? “Thinking in cycles” is the term under which these questions figure – a big word.
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