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.
Professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology
Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology
Doktor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology
Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods
Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2017 with 3,495,000.00 SEK
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