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Jordtäckta hus: Energiberäkningar och kostnadskalkyler på ett jordtäckt hus i Malmö
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With rising energy prices and the threat of climate change, energy costs and energy savings have

become a central and important part in building. Therefore it is interesting to explore different and

non-conventional methods of energy conservation. Building Earth sheltered houses is such a method.

Earth provides good insulation and provides the ability to both reduce the total heating needs and to

reduce the maximum power demand. The aim of this study was to construct a house in Malmö and see

if Earth sheltered houses can be a cost effective alternative for the construction of sustainable and

energy-efficient houses.

Previous studies have shown that Earth sheltered houses have reduced their power requirement with up

to 25% and their use of energy with 10%. Numerical calculations in Comsol Multiphysic 4.2, was

performed on a house with different degrees of earth covering. Thereafter, additional investments

because of the strengthened structure to accommodate the weight of the earth have been made.

Subsequently, a number of economic calculations performed for various scenarios of future energy

price were made. The study shows that it is profitable with Earth sheltered houses and that a 10 cm

thick layer of earth on the roof is the optimal amount.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 110 p.
Keyword [sv]
Jordtäckta hus, energiberäkningar, småhus, konstruktion
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102465OAI: diva2:552992
Subject / course
Built Environment
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2012-10-01Bibliographically approved

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