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Achieving sustainability in Swedish historic buildings
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The increasing world energy demand has become the need of achieving energy efficiency and sustainable practices a key element in order to ensure the future of the societies. In Sweden, buildings accounts for 40% of total energy consumption. Within a sector that consumes almost half of the energy in the country it is possible to identify a group of buildings which generally presents a higher consumption and bigger problems, the historic and protected buildings. There is big room for improvement in the field of achieving sustainability in historic building although most of this improvements are constrained by limitations and protections due to their condition. Studying this limitations and needs for improvement of these buildings it is possible to come up with energy efficient solutions according with the regulations. The aim of this report will be achieving sustainability in Swedish historic/protected buildings, while respecting the applicable law to ensure that heritage and cultural value is respected, by proposing energy efficiency improvement measures that requires a feasible investment with a reasonable pay-back time.

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Keyword [en]
sustainability, historic buildings, energy efficiency
National Category
Environmental Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150694OAI: diva2:744477
Subject / course
Building Services Engineering and Energy
Educational program
Master of Science - Industrial Engineering and Management
2014-06-12, 12:55 (English)
Available from: 2014-12-10 Created: 2014-09-08 Last updated: 2014-12-10Bibliographically approved

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