The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #65
Glass takes 13 to 25 gigajoules of energy per ton to produce while copper takes 70 to 170. About how much energy would you guess is required to produce a ton of steel? Aluminum?
Steel takes about 25 to 45 gigajoules per ton to produce while aluminum takes about 6 times more, 150 to 220 gigajoules.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2001, Dave Guadagni.
Early electric furnace in an American steel works.