Economic and Environmental Benefits Related to a Sustainable Building Refurbishment
2012 (English)In: BSA 2012 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment / [ed] Rogério Amoêda, Ricardo Mateus, Luís Bragança and Cristina Pinheiro, 2012, 53-58 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
A case study on a multistory building is carried out with emphasis on sustainability and environmental impacts upon refurbishment, in comparison to the existing building performance. The study concerns a multistory building, established during the 1960s in Sweden, as an incentive of the Swedish government’s building strategy “The Million Unit Program”. In this article the difference in utilized insulation techniques in comparison to present building strategies is addressed with a simulation approach. In particular, results are presented for the estimated energy usage for heating calculated in conformity with EN ISO 13790 and based on a dynamic method for buildings prior to and after refurbishment with Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIP). The economic and environmental benefits of a potential refurbishment are further highlighted in relation to the existing building performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 53-58 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-96543DiVA: diva2:531207
BSA 2012 - 1st International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment
QC 201209182012-06-062012-06-062014-01-27Bibliographically approved