Developing sustainable trajectories for urban building-stocks
Research Project , 2014 – 2017

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 vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Filip Johnsson

Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Erika Mata Las Heras

Doktor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Liane Thuvander

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2017 with 3,495,000.00 SEK

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