Calculation of Life Cycle Energy Consumption of a Shopping Mall in Gaziantep, Turkey
Nowadays, buildings industry consumes large amounts of energy. The current procedures, which have been used
for years, are really lack to be improved, and very important insurances and inventions are required to reduce the energy
consumption. In this study, a life cycle energy (LCEA) and carbon dioxide releases (LCCO2A) analysis of two commercial
buildings has been performed. The study involves the literature review, the records used for such an overall procedure, and
approach and offers an application of the method that studies a real commercial building built in Gaziantep, Turkey. The
intended pattern concentrated on building construction, operating and destruction stages in order to evaluate gross energy
consumption and carbon dioxide throughout 50-year lifetime. Energy efficiency and emissions factors are expressed for the
buildings per square meter base. The results expressed that the operating stage is prevailing in building and share in86-90%
of the primary energy necessities and 77–86% of CO2 releases, respectively. The embodied energy (EE) of the buildings
calculated for 10–14% of the total life-cycle energy consumption.
Index Terms—Energy, Commercial Building, Life cycle, Primary energy.