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General overview of the problems, needs and solutions in the Swedish urban building envelopes
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2007 (English)In: Improving The Quality Of Existing Urban Building Envelopes: Needs, IOS Press, 2007, 131-139 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden the most important issues referring to the Urban Building Envelopes from the1960s and 70s are today (2006): - to maintain and repair facades, roofs and installments for water and sewage - to save energy for heating and to transmit to renewable sources of energy - to get rid of materials and constructions that are hazardous for health - to improve accessibility in buildings and areas - to make the areas and buildings more attractive and safe Improvements of these conditions are on the agenda of national policies. In the building code it is also stated that the measures should be undertaken with respect and care for existing architectural and cultural values and characteristic features in buildings and environments. They shall be planned in participation with the residents.

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IOS Press, 2007. 131-139 p.
, Research in Architectural Engineering Series, ISSN 1873-6033 ; 3
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Building Technologies Architecture
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154681ISI: 000269487700014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865484286ISBN: 978-158603735-2OAI: diva2:758901

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Available from: 2014-10-28 Created: 2014-10-27 Last updated: 2014-10-28Bibliographically approved

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