Strategies for Integrated Sustainable Renovation: Focus on the Swedish domestic building stock ‘folkhemmet’ in the pre‐boom era
Research Project , 2010 – 2013

The project develops integrated strategies for sustainable renovation of culturally valuable pre-boom housing (folkhemmet e.g. 1945 - 1960). The technical knowledge of these stocks is much less developed than knowledge about later stocks as is the knowledge and empathy about their invaluable immaterial qualities. The aim is to integrate socio-cultural, environmental and economic aspects by elaborating renovation scenarios based on assessments of: architectural quality, energy, mass and monetary flows in a life cycle perspective, living quality, and relating to implementation (technical issues, affordability, user acceptance etc). A limited number of parameters (material and immaterial) will be identified and integrated in scenarios for long-term (>30 years) sustainable management using different options. Parameters will be identified in collaboration with industry partners and scenarios elaborated on existing cases. The transferability of results to other stocks nationally and internationally will be evaluated. Besides increasing the body of scientific knowledge, results aim at actionable knowledge for owners of pre-boom stocks, architects and decision-makers at all levels. An arena will be set up for collaborative research with industry partners. The collaborative approach strengthens competition in sustainable building, the validation and up-take of results, and bridges knowledge gaps among professionals and disciplines.

Participants

Liane Thuvander (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods, Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Paula Femenias

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Pär Meiling

Forskningskoordinator vid Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)

Collaborations

AB Stockholmshem

Stockholm, Sweden

Bengt Dahlgren AB

Stockholm, Sweden

CMB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Framtiden

Göteborg, Sweden

Göteborgs stads bostadsaktiebolag

Göteborg, Sweden

Göteborgs Stadsmuseum

Göteborg, Sweden

Halmstad Fastighets AB

Halmstad, Sweden

Peab Sverige, Göteborg

Göteborg, Sweden

Poseidon

Angered, Sweden

Ramböll Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Stena Fastigheter AB

Sweden

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Zürich, Switzerland

The Swedish Union of Tenants

Göteborg, Sweden

Västra Götalandsregionen, Miljöavdelningen

Göteborg, Sweden

Vienna University of Technology

Wien, Austria

White Architects

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

Bebo - Beställaregruppen bostäder

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2013

Formas

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2014

CMB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2014

Region Västra Götaland

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Publications

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Latest update

2018-08-27