Developing sustainable trajectories for urban building-stocks

This project aims to develop a new methodology for the transition of the urban building stock towards a long-term sustainable energy system. The technical potential for reducing energy use in buildings is substantial. Despite this, the extensive conversion that is needed is not taking place. With this project we analyze how to, by tackling the problem at neigbourhood level, find solutions that speed-up the transition and by taking into account both the energy demand- and supply-side and by not only taking into account refurbishment but also look at opportunities for new construction and extensions to existing structutes. The methodology development is designed to combine a previously developed building stock model with the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and life cycle assessment to develop a methodology that can analyze how the urban building stock can be converted to a more sustainable system.


Holger Wallbaum (contact)

Professor at Building Technology

Filip Johnsson

Professor at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Erika Mata Las Heras

Doktor at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Liane Thuvander

Docent at Achitecture, Architecture Theory and Method


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2014–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Building Futures

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

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