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Retrofitting a Single-family Home with Increased Use of Renewable Energy
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Service and Energy Systems.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Buildings account for up to 40% of the total energy use in the world. Directives from the European Union have pointed out the significance of increasing the energy efficiency in buildings. New regulation in countries like Sweden has established that new buildings should fulfil regulations of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), providing the opportunity for renewable energy technologies to achieve these goals. In this paper, the retrofitting potential of renewable energy technologies for a single-family home in Sweden was investigated.The present work studied the characteristics of several renewable energy technologies and their applications for a single-family home in Sweden, including biomass, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, heat pump, and small-scale wind turbine. Three renewable energy technologies (solar thermal, heat pump and small-scale wind turbine) and one renovation method (window) were selected to investigate. The analysis was made of the current energy use and the potential energy (and cost) savings from each retrofitting of these facilities by means of simulation models using IDA ICE software. The study results show that the proposed renewable energy technologies are technically feasible and economically viable as a source of alternative renewable energy in order to produce clean energy and reduce electricity bills for an electric-heated single-family home located in Sweden. Moreover, the combined retrofitting scheme consist of solar thermal system and window renovation was also proposed and explored. As a result the energy performance of the single-family home would satisfy the nearly-zero energy building requirements and thermal comfort could be maintained at an acceptable level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 72
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TRITA-IES ; 2017:05
Keywords [en]
retrofitting, nearly zero energy building, single-family home, renewable energy technologies, energy saving, energy performance, solar thermal system, heat pump, small-scale wind turbine, window renovation
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Building Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-215962OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-215962DiVA, id: diva2:1150409
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2017-09-20, 14:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-10-19 Created: 2017-10-18 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved

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