Paula Femenias

Docent at Department of Architecture, 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

Projects

2009–2014

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

Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
Anna Kadefors Department of Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics
Formas

2015–2017

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

Liane Thuvander Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2018

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

Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
Pär Johansson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology
Paula Wahlgren Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology
Liane Thuvander Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2017

Nordic Built – Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design (STED)

Liane Thuvander Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Fredrik Nilsson Department of Architecture
Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
Nordic Innovation

2015–2016

Renoverar vi för mycket?

Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
J. Gust. Richert stiftelse

2010–2015

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

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

2015–2015

Architecture, material flows and embodied energy in housing

Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
Liane Thuvander Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2018

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

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Services Engineering
Jenny Stenberg Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Paula Femenias Department of Architecture, Building Design
Carl-Eric Hagentoft Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology
Holger Wallbaum Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology
Formas

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Publications

2017

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

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Cecilia Holmström, Cecilia et al
Living Labs Design and Assessment of Sustainable Living, p. 89-99
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Arkitektur, materialflöden och klimatpåverkan i bostäder

Paula Femenias, Cecilia Holmström, Lina Jonsdotter et al
Report
2016

Att bygg och bo: Intervjuer med 11 hushåll om kvaliteter och bostadsanpassning av bostadsrättslägenheter

Lina Jonsdotter, Paula Femenias, Cecilia Holmström et al
Report
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: Proceedings of the Sustainable Built Environment Tallinn and Helsinki Conference SBE16 — Build Green and Renovate Deep. Vol. 96, p. 170-179
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

DARE2Build

Shea Hagy, Peter Selberg, Larry Toups et al
Living Labs Design and Assessment of Sustainable Living, p. 103-112
Chapter in monograph, book
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Journal article - popular science
2016

Renoveringsbarometern: Omfattning och karaktär av renoveringar i bostadshus

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Birgit Brunklaus et al
Bygg & Teknik (2/16), p. 23-28
Journal article - popular science
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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

Perspektiv på bostadsförnyelse: Slutrapport från en förstudie av Högsbohöjd

Paula Femenias, Maria Liabäck, Niklas Skogsäter et al
Report
2015

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

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander,
Proceedings of the 31th International PLEA Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

SIRen - En stark forskningsmiljö för hållbar integrerad renovering

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

Koll på hållbar renovering

Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Kristina Norling Mjörnell et al
Bygg och Teknik. Vol. 2015 (2), p. 30-34
Journal article - popular science
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
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Case Torpa - en arbetsrapport inom forskningsprojektet ReBo

Annika Danielsson, Anna Sofia Wannerskog, Paula Femenias et al
Report
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Leda innovation i byggherreföretag. En guideline

Anna Kadefors, Paula Femenias,
Report - popular science
2014

Ställ tekniska egenskapskrav och använd deklarationerna

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Dennis Johansson, Hans Lind et al
Energi & Miljö. Vol. 2014 (4), p. 40-41
Journal article - popular science
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Leif Andersson et al
Bygg och Teknik (Nr 2/2014), p. 12-20
Journal article - popular science
2014

Rebo: Strategies for Sustainable Renovation – Focus on the Period ”Folkhemmet”

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias,
Report - popular science
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Rebo - Strategier för hållbar renovering - fokus på perioden "folkhemmet"

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias,
Report - popular science
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 et al
Cultural Heritage Preservation: Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation, Bolzano, Italy, 16-18 September 2013, p. 159-165
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Få möjligheter att utmana det som byggs idag

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Hagbert, Emma Persson et al
Arkitekten. Vol. 2013 (6-7), p. 62-62
Journal article - popular science
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Pernilla Hagbert, Mikael Mangold, Paula Femenias et al
Sustainability. Vol. 5 (5), p. 2018-2035
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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,
Procceedings from Sustainability and Energy in Buildings, SEB Stockholm Sep 2012. To be published in Springer-KES series in Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2012

Unveiling the Process of Sustainable Renovation

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

Teaching, assessment and quality in architectural teaching

Paula Femenias,
Conference on Teaching and Learning - KUL 2011
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

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

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Pär Meiling et al
Proceedings from the International Sustainable Building Conference SB11 in Helsinki 18-21October 2011
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2010

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

Paula Femenias, Colin Fudge,
International journal for Urban Design and Planning. Vol. 163 (3), p. 117-126
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Byggherremodell för demonstrationsprojekt: Implementeringsguide.

Paula Femenias, Michael Edén,
Report
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2009

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

Paula Femenias, Anna Kadefors, Michael Edén et al
Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009, p. 199-210
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

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

Jenny Stenberg, Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias et al
Local Environment. Vol. 14 (6), p. 539-554
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

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

Michael Edén, Barbara Rubino, Paula Femenias et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Competitive cooperation in Swedish projects for sustainable building

Barbara Rubino, Paula Femenias, Michael Edén et al
Melbourne, Australia
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

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

Barbara Rubino, Michael Edén, Paula Femenias et al
CIB World Building Congress "Construction for development" 2007, Cape Town, South Africa
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Rusta med miljön i fokus!

Paula Femenias, Jenny Stenberg, Liane Thuvander et al
Invandrare & Minoriteter. Vol. 34 (4-5), p. 42-46
Journal article - popular science
2006

Växthus del i socialt program som skall öka trivseln

Paula Femenias,
Husbyggaren (5)
Journal article - popular science
2006

Speciella klimatkrav för Universeum

Paula Femenias,
Energimagasinet
Journal article - popular science
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

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

Michael Edén, Paula Femenias, Barbara Rubino et al
Paper accepted for the conference SB05
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

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

Liane Thuvander, Jenny Stenberg, Paula Femenias et al
The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference, Tokyo, Japan
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

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

Michael Edén, Paula Femenias, Barbara Rubino et al
Sustainable building 05, Tokyo
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

Zweedse hout

Paula Femenias,
Puur Wonen
Journal/newspaper article
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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
Chapter in monograph, book
2002

Medias bild av "hållbart byggande"

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Gluch,
Miljöforskning (6)
Journal article - popular science
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2002

Discursive features of sustainable building in media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias,
Proceedings of International Conference of Sustainable Building 2002, p. 191
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2001

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

Paula Femenias,
In Proceedings from NORDCONF01 Göteborg 23 – 24 April 2001.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2000

Environmental design strategies - Learning from buildings

Paula Femenias,
Proceedings of International Conference Sustainable Building 2000, 22-25 October, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2000

Framtidsstudier av fönsterbyten i miljonprogrammets flerbostadshus

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

Learning from Buildings; A Strategy for Environmental Design

Paula Femenias,
Licentiate thesis
1999

Bergsjön an ecological district

Paula Femenias,
Proceedings of CIB W69 meeting in Göteborg June 4-8 1998. CIB Proceedings Publication 243. Rotterdam
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1994

Ekobyggen i Göteborg med omnejd

Paula Femenias,
Monograph, book
1993

In bland träden

Paula Femenias,
Master's Thesis