Paula Femenias

Docent at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Paulas research focuses on sustainable development of the built environment. She researches new and rebuilds from a development and innovation perspective. Her goal is to increase the knowledge of how the building sector works and performs in relation to goals for low energy buildings and sustainable development. Paula is responsible for the course Architecture, Environment and Sustainable development.

Source: chalmers.se

Publications

2018

Utmaningar för hållbar förnyelse: En studie av miljonprogramsområdet Siriusgatan

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Gluch, Kristina Mjörnell
Report
2018

Takrenovering med solceller – en enkätstudie

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Johan Gren et al
Bygg & teknik, p. 15-18
Newspaper article
2018

Bostadsforskare om Bostadskvalitet

Ola Nylander, Paula Femenias, Morgan Andersson et al
Report
2017

Utmaningar vid planering av hållbar bostadsförnyelse: En studie av ett miljonprogramsområde

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Gluch, Kristina Norling Mjörnell
Report
2017

Improving the market up-take of energy producing solar shading: A communication model to discuss preferences for architectural integration across different professions

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Anna Gustafsson et al
Proceedings of th9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 13-14 June, 2017 at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, SWEDEN, p. 140-151
Paper in proceedings
2017

Nya utsikter för solceller vid takrenovering

Peter Kovács, Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias et al
Bygg & Teknik. Vol. 2017 (4), p. 12-17
Magazine article
2017

Renoveringsbehov i äldre hus: möjligheter för energieffektivisering och bevarande av kulturmiljö

Paula Femenias, Pär Johansson, Paula Wahlgren et al
Bygg & teknik. Vol. 2017 (2), p. 32-37
Magazine article
2017

Developing a business model for sustainable renovation of public housing

Tim Jonsson, Pernilla Gluch, Nicodemus Stiller et al
9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization 13-14 June, 2017 at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, SWEDEN. Vol. 13 (242)
Paper in proceedings
2017

Future Challenges for Renovation as Experienced by Swedish Housing Companies

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Birgit Brunklaus
Proceedings from the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong 5-7 June, p. 647-652
Paper in proceedings
2017

Improving the Market Up-take of Energy Producing Solar Shading: Experiences from Three Cases of Retrofit

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Peter Kovacs
Proceedings from the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong 5-7 June, p. 682-688
Paper in proceedings
2017

Återbruk: En outnyttjad potential vid renovering

Paula Femenias, Sofia Meurk, Kristina Norling Mjörnell
Bygg och teknik (2), p. 26-28
Magazine article
2017

Users in low-energy buildings: Consequences for clients

F. Bougrain, Paula Femenias
Clients and Users in Construction: Agency, Governance and Innovation, p. 50-68
Book chapter
2017

Architectural Research in Living Labs: Exploring Occupier Driven Changes in Homes

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Cecilia Holmström et al
Living Labs Design and Assessment of Sustainable Living; Keyson, D.V., Guerra-Santin, O., Lockton, D. (Eds.), p. 89-99
Book chapter
2017

Earthy textiles. Experiences from a joint teaching encounter between textile design and architecture

Paula Femenias, Kristina Fridh, Margareta Zetterblom et al
Cumulus REDO Conference Proceedings Design School Kolding 30 May - 2 June 2017, p. 236-251
Paper in proceedings
2016

Sustainable homes, or simply energy-efficient buildings?

Pernilla Hagbert, Paula Femenias
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. Vol. 31 (1), p. 1-17
Journal article
2016

Arkitektur och materialflöden i bostäder: Hur påverkar arkitekturen materialflöden över tid i bostadsrätter?

Lina Jonsdotter, Paula Femenias, Cecilia Holmström et al
Bygg & Teknik (2), p. 12-16
Magazine article
2016

Renoveringsbarometern: Omfattning och karaktär av renoveringar i bostadshus

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Birgit Brunklaus et al
Bygg & Teknik (2/16), p. 23-28
Magazine article
2016

Socio-economic impact of renovation and energy retrofitting of the Gothenburg building stock

Mikael Mangold, Magnus Österbring, Holger Wallbaum et al
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 123, p. 41-49
Journal article
2016

Pending for Renovations: Understanding the Conditions of the Multi-family Housing Stock from before 1945

Pär Johansson, Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander et al
Energy Procedia. Vol. 96, p. 170-179
Paper in proceedings
2016

DARE2Build

Shea Hagy, Peter Selberg, Larry Toups et al
Living Labs Design and Assessment of Sustainable Living. Keyson, David V., Guerra-Santin, David V. and Dan Lockton (Eds.)., p. 103-111
Book chapter
2016

Arkitektur, materialflöden och klimatpåverkan i bostäder

Paula Femenias, Cecilia Holmström, Lina Jonsdotter et al
Report
2015

Perspektiv på bostadsförnyelse: Slutrapport från en förstudie av Högsbohöjd

Paula Femenias, Maria Liabäck, Niklas Skogsäter
Report
2015

Koll på hållbar renovering

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Kristina Norling Mjörnell et al
Bygg och Teknik. Vol. 2015 (2), p. 30-34
Magazine article
2015

Det sociala och renovering - en översikt av tidigare erfarenhet

Paula Femenias
Social hållbarhet med fokus på bostadsrenovering, p. 65-76
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2015

A Strong Research Environment for Sustainable Renovation Established in Sweden

Kristina Norling Mjörnell, Paula Femenias, Jenny Stenberg et al
SASBE 2015 (Smart and Sustainable Built Environments). Pretoria, South Africa.
Paper in proceedings
2015

SIRen - En stark forskningsmiljö för hållbar integrerad renovering

Kristina Norling Mjörnell, Paula Femenias, Jenny Stenberg et al
Bygg & Teknik (2), p. 22-24
Magazine article
2015

25 Years of shaping future architects and architecture - The evolution of a sustainable building curriculum

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Barbara Rubino et al
Proceedings of the 31th International PLEA Conference
Paper in proceedings
2015

Strategies for integrated and sustainable renovation: A stronger voice for architectural knowledge

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander
Architecture and Sustainability: Critical Perspectives for Integrated Design, p. 133-140
Book chapter
2015

The unspoken: Architectural values, material flows and renovation of modern housing stock

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander
Proceedings of the 31th International PLEA Conference
Paper in proceedings
2014

Ställ tekniska egenskapskrav och använd deklarationerna

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Dennis Johansson, Hans Lind et al
Energi & Miljö. Vol. 2014 (4), p. 40-41
Magazine article
2014

Comparing socio-technical regimes and transition potential in Austrian and Swedish multi-residential housing

Paula Femenias, Iva Kovacic, Maja Lorbek et al
World Sustainable Building Congress Barcelona 28-30 October 2014
Paper in proceedings
2014

Delivering and operating low-energy buildings in France and Sweden

Frédéric Bougrain, Paula Femenias
CIB Facilities Management Conference, Copenhagen 21-23 May 2014, p. 57-68
Paper in proceedings
2014

A Strong Research Environment for Sustainable Renovation Established in Sweden

Kristina Mjörnell, Paula Femenias, Jenny Stenberg et al
World SB14, Barcelona, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, 28-30 October 2014.
Paper in proceedings
2014

Leda innovation i byggherreföretag. En guideline

Anna Kadefors, Paula Femenias
Report
2014

Strategier för renovering och ombyggnad av flerbostadshus från 1940-1960-talet: Strategimatris - ett exempel

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Leif Andersson
Bygg och Teknik (Nr 2/2014), p. 12-20
Magazine article
2014

’Defining challenges for sustainable future homes: A review of earlier experimental activities

Paula Femenias
Proceedings from the International Conference on Architectural Research ARCC/EAAE, 12-15 February, 2014 Honolulu, p. 148-155
Paper in proceedings
2014

Testing and evaluating sustainable design practices

Olga Bannova, Maria Nyström, Paula Femenias et al
Proceedings from the International Conference on Architectural Research ARCC/EAAE, 12-15 February, 2014 Honolulu
Paper in proceedings
2014

Sustainability indicators for redevelopment: Assessing the long-term effect of different strategies used in two housing areas

Paula Femenias
World Sustainable Building Congress Barcelona 28-30 October 2014
Paper in proceedings
2014

Case Torpa - en arbetsrapport inom forskningsprojektet ReBo

Annika Danielsson, Anna Sofia Wannerskog, Paula Femenias et al
Report
2013

BEYOND GREEN - the unsustainable home in the environmentally adapted building

Pernilla Hagbert, Paula Femenias, Maria Nyström et al
10th European Academy of Design Conference - Crafting the Future, 17-19 April, 2013, Göteborg
Paper in proceedings
2013

Integrated Strategies for Sustainable Renovation of Early Post-War Housing: The Case ofTorpa, a Housing Area and National Heritage Asset in Sweden

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Annika Danielsson
Cultural Heritage Preservation: Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation, Bolzano, Italy, 16-18 September 2013, p. 159-165
Paper in proceedings
2013

Testing a multi-value approach to support decision making in renovation in the pre-design phase: A housing area in Sweden from the 1940s.

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Annika Danielsson et al
Proceedings of the Central Europe towards Sustainable Building conference, CESB13, 26-28 June, Prague., p. 1-4
Paper in proceedings
2013

Få möjligheter att utmana det som byggs idag

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Hagbert, Emma Persson
Arkitekten. Vol. 2013 (6-7), p. 62-62
Magazine article
2013

The Habitation Lab: Using a Design Approach to Foster Innovation for Sustainable Living

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Hagbert
Technology Innovation Management Review. Vol. 2013 (November), p. 15-21
Journal article
2013

Paradoxes and Possibilities for a ‘Green’ Housing Sector: A Swedish Case

Pernilla Hagbert, Mikael Mangold, Paula Femenias
Sustainability. Vol. 5 (5), p. 2018-2035
Journal article
2012

Two Case Studies in Energy-Efficient Renovation of Multi-family Housing: Explaining Robustness as a Characteristic to Assess Long-Term Sustainability

Vahid Sabouri, Paula Femenias
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, p. 45-57
Paper in proceedings
2012

The unsustainable home in the environmentally adjusted residential building?

Pernilla Hagbert, Paula Femenias, Maria Nyström et al
56th International Federation of Housing and Planning World Congress; 16-19 September, 2012, Göteborg
Conference contribution
2012

Objectifs en faveur de l'environnement et du développement durable dans la transformation de logements publics existants: Un apercu de 25 années d'éxperience en Suède

Paula Femenias
l'Implication des habitants dans les projet d'ecoquartiers en France: Quelles pratiques, quelles perspectives?, p. 122-139
Conference contribution
2012

Unveiling the Process of Sustainable Renovation

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Kristina Norling Mjörnell et al
Sustainability. Vol. 4 (6), p. 1188-1213
Journal article
2012

Teaching, assessment and quality in architectural teaching

Paula Femenias
Conference on Teaching and Learning - KUL 2011
Paper in proceedings
2012

Sweden: Integrated Strategies to Overcome Market Barriers

Paula Femenias, Anna-Lisa Lindén
Energy Efficiency in Housing Management: Policies and practice in eleven countries (Eds: Nico Niebor; Sasha Tsenkova; Vincent Gruis; Anke van Hal), p. 16-37
Book chapter
2012

Byggherrar och innovation – från process till förmåga

Anna Kadefors, Paula Femenias
Bygginnovationers förutsättningar och effekter, p. 34-42
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2011

Strategies for an Integrated Sustainable Renovation Process: Focus on the Swedish Housing stock ‘People’s Home’

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Pär Meiling
Proceedings from the International Sustainable Building Conference SB11 in Helsinki 18-21October 2011
Paper in proceedings
2011

Clients’ strategies for driving innovation in low energy building

Paula Femenias, Anna Kadefors
Proceedings from the International Sustainable Building Conference SB11 in Helsinki 18-21 September 2011
Paper in proceedings
2010

Energy Efficiency in the Housing Sector – The Swedish Case’

Anna-Lisa Lindén, Paula Femenias
Proceedings from International European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) conference, Istanbul July 2010 ‘Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation
Conference contribution
2010

Retrofitting the city: Re-use of non-domestic buildings

Paula Femenias, Colin Fudge
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning. Vol. 163 (3), p. 117-126
Journal article
2009

The demonstration project as a tool for client driven innovation: exploring the possibilities from a Swedish perspective

Paula Femenias, Anna Kadefors, Michael Eden
Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009, p. 199-210
Paper in proceedings
2009

Sustainable Housing Transformations: The Housing Association as a Change Agent for Environmental Innovation and Social Regeneration – Two case studies

Anke Hal van, Paula Femenias
Proceedings from the International European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) conference, Prague July 2009 ‘Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation
Conference contribution
2009

Linking Social and Environmental Aspects: A Multidimensional Evaluation of Refurbishment Projects

Jenny Stenberg, Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias
Local Environment. Vol. 14 (6), p. 539-554
Journal article
2009

PATHWAYS FOR SUSTAINABLE HOUSING TRANSFORMATIONS: AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF RETROFITTING STRATEGIES FOR (SOCIAL) HOUSING

Anke van Hal, Paula Femenias
Proceedings of the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment : SASBE09, 15 - 19 June 2009, Netherlands, Delft, Aula Congress Centre.
Paper in proceedings
2008

Competitive cooperation in Swedish projects for sustainable building

Barbara Rubino, Paula Femenias, Michael Eden
Melbourne, Australia
Paper in proceedings
2008

Supporting development towards more sustainable building: perspectives on the demonstration project as a strategy for change

Michael Eden, Barbara Rubino, Paula Femenias
Proceedings of the 2008 International Scientific Committee World Sustainable Building Conference, Melbourne Vic. Australia, eds. G. Foliente, T. Luetzkendorf, P Newton, and L. Paevere, p. 1909-1916
Paper in proceedings
2008

Potentials and challenges for sustainable retrofitting of non-domestic buildings: A UK perspective

Colin Fudge, Paula Femenias
Proceedings of the 2008 International Scientific Committee World Sustainable Building Conference, Melbourne Vic. Australia, eds. G. Foliente, T. Luetzkendorf, P Newton, and L. Paevere, p. 558-565
Paper in proceedings
2007

Rusta med miljön i fokus!

Paula Femenias, Jenny Stenberg, Liane Thuvander
Invandrare & Minoriteter. Vol. 34 (4-5), p. 42-46
Magazine article
2007

Towards a Sustainable Building Approach: arenas of enactment, models of diffusion and the meaning of demnstration projects for change

Barbara Rubino, Michael Eden, Paula Femenias
CIB World Building Congress "Construction for development" 2007, Cape Town, South Africa
Paper in proceedings
2006

Speciella klimatkrav för Universeum

Paula Femenias
Magazine article
2006

Experiences from Universeum Science Centre in Sweden: Focus on the delivery phase a weak link between the project and the building in use

Paula Femenias
In proceedings from the 23rd International conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Geneva 6-9 September
Paper in proceedings
2006

Växthus del i socialt program som skall öka trivseln

Paula Femenias
Husbyggaren (5)
Magazine article
2005

Demonstration Projects for Sustainable Building – What’s in them for utility?

Paula Femenias
In Proceedings from Sustainable Built Environments: SBE2005, Pretoria June 22 – 24, 2005, p. 73-83
Conference contribution
2005

Potentials for Sustainable Development by Amalgamating Social and Environmental Aspects: Experiences from Refurbishment Projects in Sweden

Liane Thuvander, Jenny Stenberg, Paula Femenias
The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference, Tokyo, Japan
Paper in proceedings
2005

Demonstration Projects for Sustainable Building: Towards a Strategy for Sustainable Development in the Building Sector

Paula Femenias
To be published in proceedings of the International Conference Sustainable Building 2005 SB05
Paper in proceedings
2005

Demonstration projects as an arena for implementation and development or sustainable building

Michael Eden, Paula Femenias, Barbara Rubino
Sustainable building 05, Tokyo
Conference contribution
2005

Demonstration projects as an Arena for Implementation and Development of Sustainable Building

Michael Eden, Paula Femenias, Barbara Rubino
Paper accepted for the conference SB05
Paper in proceedings
2004

Demonstration Projects - An Effective Strategy for Sustainable Building?

Paula Femenias
In Proceedings from the Regional Central and Eastern European Conference on Sustainable Building (SB04),
Conference contribution
2004

Zweedse hout

Paula Femenias
Magazine article
2004

The Built Example as Design Tool for the Making of Sustainable Architecture

Paula Femenias
In Proceedings from the International Conference Architectura 3000, 30 June – 2 July 2004. Barcelona.
Conference contribution
2004

Demonstration Projects – An Effective Strategy for Sustainable Building?

Paula Femenias
In Proceedings from the Regional Central and Eastern European Conference on Sustainable Building (SB04), 27-29 October, Warsaw.
Conference contribution
2003

Innovating for Sustainable Building: Guidelines for the Making of Demonstration Projects

Paula Femenias, Anke van Hal
Paper in preparation for the 11th International Conference of the Greening of the Industry Network:
Conference contribution
2002

Communicating Sustainable Building: The Image Conveyed by Media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias
Mistra Sustainable Building: Experiences From a Cross-Disciplinary Research Programme, eds. Eds. Eden, M and Jönsson, Å. Department of Building Economics and Management/ Department of Built Environment and Sustainable Development. Chalmers University of Technology. Göteborg, p. 77-90
Book chapter
2002

Discursive features of sustainable building in media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias
Proceedings of International Conference of Sustainable Building 2002, p. 191-
Paper in proceedings
2002

Accepting the Challenge: Interpretation and Implementation of Sustainable Building in the Swedish and the Dutch Building Sectors

Paula Femenias
I Proceedings of Sustainable Building 2002 International Conference – “The Challenge, The Knowledge, The Solutions”, September 23-25 2002. Olso, Norway.
Conference contribution
2002

Communicating Sustainable Building: The Image Conveyed in Media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias
Proceedings of The 10th International Conference of the Greening of Industry network: "Corparate Social Responsibility - Governance for Sustainability"
Conference contribution
2002

Medias bild av "hållbart byggande"

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Gluch
Miljöforskning (6)
Magazine article
2001

What, and in what way can we learn from demonstrations projects?

Paula Femenias
In Proceedings from NORDCONF01 Göteborg 23 – 24 April 2001.
Paper in proceedings
2000

Learning from Buildings; A Strategy for Environmental Design

Paula Femenias
Licentiate thesis
2000

Environmental design strategies - Learning from buildings

Paula Femenias
Proceedings of International Conference Sustainable Building 2000, 22-25 October, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Conference contribution
2000

Framtidsstudier av fönsterbyten i miljonprogrammets flerbostadshus

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander
Bygg och teknik 2000 (8), p. 37-40
Magazine article
2000

Learning from buildings - A discussion on how knowledge can be gained from case studies of sustainable design

Paula Femenias
Proceedings of TIA - Teachers of Architecture, conference in Oxford, 9-12 July. Oxford.
Conference contribution
1999

Bergsjön an ecological district

Paula Femenias
Proceedings of CIB W69 meeting in Göteborg June 4-8 1998. CIB Proceedings Publication 243. Rotterdam
Conference contribution
1994

Ekobyggen i Göteborg med omnejd

Paula Femenias
Book

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Projects

2014–2019

National Transdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Integrated Sustainable Renovation (SIRen)

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck Building Services Engineering
Pär Johansson Building Technology
Holger Wallbaum Building Technology
Paula Femenias Building Design
Jenny Stenberg Architectural theory and methods
Formas

2016–2018

Urban Materiality - towards New Collaborations in Textile and Architectural Design

Paula Femenias Building Design
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2014–2016

Home Energy Management

Ulrike Rahe Design and Human Factors
Anneli Selvefors Design and Human Factors
Melina Forooraghi Building Technology
Paula Femenias Building Design
Jesper Knutsson Water Environment Technology
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

2015–2017

Solar shading in a holistic perspective: energy efficency to energy production and from product to architecture [ELSA]

Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Paula Femenias Building Design
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2017

Increased cooperation for sustainable urban development: a study of the decision process in renovating Siriusgatan, Bergsjön

Paula Femenias Building Design
Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Kristina Mjörnell Unknown organization
CMB

2015–2017

Nordic Built – Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design (STED)

Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Paula Femenias Building Design
Fredrik Nilsson Architecture
Nordic Innovation

2010–2015

Homes for tomorrow. Building solutions for tomorrow as a reference for today

Greg Morrison Water Environment Technology
Karin Lundgren Civil and Environmental Engineering
Paula Femenias Building Design
Carl-Eric Hagentoft Building Technology
Pär Johansson Building Technology
Formas

2009–2014

Initiating and implementing innovation for sustainable building: the construction client as a change agent (3iii)

Paula Femenias Building Design
Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Formas

2015–2018

Re-renovation: Possibilities for increased energy efficiency and the re-creation of cultural historical values

Paula Femenias Building Design
Pär Johansson Building Technology
Paula Wahlgren Building Technology
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2016

Renoverar vi för mycket?

Paula Femenias Building Design
J. Gust. Richert stiftelse

2015–2015

Architecture, material flows and embodied energy in housing

Paula Femenias Building Design
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Energy Agency

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