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Decreasing Energy Use by 50% in Swedish Multifamily buildings by 2050 - Obstacles and Opportunities
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Applied Thermodynamics and Refrigeration.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Building sector in Sweden constitutes a major part of the overall energy consumption, making up for around 40% of the total energy use. During the 60s and 70s, there was a big surge in housing in Sweden with over a million dwellings, both single family houses and multi-family apartments, constructed over a period of ten years. These buildings constructed according to the pre-oil crisis standards, suffer from poor energy performance and are in dire need for large scale renovations. This makes it a very interesting area to focus on to meet the Swedish government targets of 50% energy reduction by 2050.

This study tries to assess the prevailing situation in multifamily housing sector and focuses on various obstacles and hinders in the path towards achieving long term energy saving goals. A model has been developed using bottom-up approach to study different scenarios for energy use in 2050 based on various renovation possibilities in the building stock.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 67 p.
Keyword [en]
Energy efficiency in buildings, multifamily buildings, miljon program, building renovation, Swedish energy efficiency targets, energy scenarios
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102294OAI: diva2:552198
Subject / course
Energy Technology
Educational program
Master of Science - Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering
2011-11-14, ETT Library, Brinellvägen 68, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-10-02 Created: 2012-09-13 Last updated: 2012-10-02Bibliographically approved

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