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Efficient Households: Energy efficiency in small apartments in Stockholm
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The energy consumption of the first world has reached unexpected heights, and is increasing every day. Because of this, energy efficiency has become a hot subject, both on a small and large scale. Every individual has a possibility to improve their energy efficiency and energy use alike by substantial amounts, and should act on this for the sake of the environment.

The report begins with a study of different regulations and standards regarding energy efficiency. After this, a literature study is conducted regarding the latest available technology in all areas of home appliances. Finally, a field study is conducted on an apartment in Stockholm to find out how much energy that actually can be saved, and what the economic results are from this.

The result shows that in general, it isn’t economically viable to upgrade to the latest energy efficient technology within home appliances, but that one has to consider the environmental gains as incitement for action. Approximately 10% of the total annual energy consumption could be saved by changing all machinery and functions in the house, except the heating, ventilation and air conditioning part.

Abstract [sv]

Västvärldens energianvändning har nått oanade höjder, och ökar varje dag. Därför har energieffektivitet blivit ett hett ämne, både på liten och stor skala. Varje enskild individ har möjlighet att förbättra sin energieffektivitet och därmed sin energianvändning med märkbara skillnader, och bör agera därefter för miljöns skull.

Rapporten börjar med en studie av olika regleringar och bestämmelser om energieffektivitet. Efter det kommer en litteraturstudie om vilken teknik som finns tillgänglig inom alla delar av hemmets energianvändning. Slutligen utförs en fältstudie på en lägenhet i Stockholm för att avgöra hur mycket energi som kan sparas, och vilka ekonomiska följder detta har.

Resultatet visar att det i allmänhet inte är ekonomiskt hållbart att byta till den senaste energieffektiva tekniken inom hemmets apparater, utan att man får avse de miljömässiga vinsterna som incitament för dessa uppgraderingar. Ungefär 10% av den totala årliga energianvändningen kunde sparas genom att åtgärda alla apparater och funktioner i huset, utan avseende på uppvärmning och isolering.

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2015.
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175161OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175161DiVA: diva2:860055
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Vehicle Engineering
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Available from: 2015-10-20 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-20Bibliographically approved

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