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Assessment and analytical framework for sustainable urban planning and development: A comparative study of the city development projects in Knivsta, Norrtälje and Uppsala
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines how the three urban development projects: Nydal, Norrtälje Harbor and Rosendal address the energy use in future buildings and how their energy strategies are articulated in relation to requirements specified in the SGBC’s certification system Citylab Action. The building Smaragden in Rosendal has been used as a model of a future building in the two other district areas in order to calculate the energy performance in each project, this by using the energy use simulation software IDA ICE. Further on the energy mix for each district area has been analyzed in order to determine the renewability rate for them. The results shows that the energy performance of Rosendal was 60,8 kWh/m2/year and the heat mix was only 7,92 % renewable. Nydal has an energy performance of 45,4 kWh/m2/year and their heat mix was 76,80 % renewable. Norrtälje Harbor had the energy performance of 70,9 kWh/m2/year and their heat mix had the renewability rate of 79,60 %. Comparing these three projects, the Nydal project was the most sustainable when it came to the energy performance since it had the lowest rate. Norrtälje Harbor had the highest percentage of renewable energy sources for their heat mix since they use almost 100 percent biofuels. Considering the Citylab Action certification, both Norrtälje Harbor and Rosendal have chosen to certificate their urban development projects according to Citylab. The Nydal project has not yet chosen the Citylab Action certification but they are considering the idea of following its principles anyway and may in the future get certificated according to Citylab Action. Looking at the energy strategies of Uppsala-, Norrtälje- and Knivsta municipality, Uppsala had the most structured energy strategy. They have specified clear goals, measures and follow-up process. Knivsta-and Norrtälje municipality are going to develop their energy strategies in the near future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 69 p.
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 16001
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development, Citylab, Citylab Action, energy use, renewability, buildings, certification system
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277660OAI: diva2:905376
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Ramboll Uppsala AB
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Available from: 2016-02-25 Created: 2016-02-22 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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