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Energy services for high performance buildings and building clusters - towards better energy quality management in the urban built environment
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With an increasing awareness of energy consumption and CO

2emission in the population, several initiatives to reduce CO2emissions have been presented all around the world. The main part of these initiatives is a reduction of the energy consumption for existing buildings, while the others concern the building of eco-districts with low-energy infrastructures and even zero-energy infrastructures. In this idea of reducing the energy consumption and of developing new clean areas, this master thesis will deal with the high energy quality services for new urban districts.

In the scope of this master thesis project, the new concept of sustainable cities and of clusters of buildings will be approached in order to clearly understand the future challenges that the world’s population is going to face during this century. Indeed, due to the current alarming environmental crisis, the need to reduce human impacts on the environment is growing more and more and is becoming inescapable. We will present a way to react to the current situation and to counteract it thanks to new clean technologies and to new analysis approaches, like the exergy concept.

Through this report, we are going to analyze the concepts of sustainable cities and clusters of buildings as systems, and focus on their energy aspects in order to set indoor climate parameters and energy supply parameters to ensure high energy quality services supplies to high performance buildings. Thanks to the approach of the exergy concept, passive and active systems such as nocturnal ventilation or floor heating and cooling systems have been highlighted in order to realize the ‘energy saving’ opportunities that our close environment offers. This work will be summarized in a methodology that will present a way to optimize the energy use of all services aspects in a building and the environmental friendly characteristics of the energy resources mix, which will supply the buildings’ low energy demands.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete Installationsteknik, 121
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development, building energy performance, exergy, low energy system, built environment
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98798OAI: diva2:539095
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
Available from: 2012-07-03 Created: 2012-07-03 Last updated: 2012-07-03Bibliographically approved

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