Energy in the World

Reflections on Energy

My own history and experience as an Engineer working in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction industry has taught me many lessons regarding our built environment, misconceptions and popularized belief, politics and codes, industry forces and other influences.

Energy is fundamental to everything in the physical world.  We often talk of embedded energy, when discussing materials.  This is the energy used to mine, harvest, refine, transport, produce, assemble and otherwise used to construct a finished product.  Some of this embedded energy can be recovered through recycling, reclamation, re-using, re-fitting or some other form of energy recovery which enables some to all of the embedded energy to be recovered.

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