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Is it possible to reduce the energy consumption of the Green Park Housing building, maintaining the project cost below the Swedish average construction cost?
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze if it is possible to reduce the energy consumption of the Green Park Housing building through architectural and technical modifications of the existing design, without resulting in a project cost that exceeds 20,000 SEK/m2. The energy use of the building is currently 47% lower that the BBR limit, and would therefore be interesting to analyze if it is possible to reduce this further and reach the passive house standards for the architectural aspects analyzed. The methodology used to answer the research question was to carry out a comparison between the architectural features of the Green Park Housing building and the typical energy efficiency measures within architectural design typically applied in low-energy buildings. Based on this comparison, an analysis was carried out together with professionals from Sweco Architects AB, DELTAte VVS-Konsult AB and Anders Nyquist Arkitektkontor AB to evaluate possible architectural improvements that could be applied to the Green Park Housing building in order to reduce its energy consumption. It was concluded that the clearest possibilities for improvement are within the building envelope, mainly related to the insulation, the prevention of thermal bridges, the weather tightness and the choice of windows and doors. However, in order to maintain the project cost below 20,000 SEK/m2 it is necessary to be selective amongst which improvements to carry out, and also to what extent. The choice of which improvement to apply can be done by combining different decision criteria such as effectiveness of the improvement, cost, benefit and pay-back time. It can be further concluded that it is possible to reach passive house standards by investing in better insulation but this change would consume all the available money, preventing other possibilities for improvement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable building. Sustainable architecture. Energy efficiency. Insulation. Container.
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Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25198OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-25198DiVA: diva2:824044
Subject / course
Environmental Engineering MM1
Educational program
Ecotechnology NEKOG 180 higher education credits
Presentation
2015-06-01, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, 11:00 (English)
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Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-19 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved

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