A Review of Swedish Residential Building Stock Research

By Mikael Mangold, Magnus Österbring and Holger Wallbaum.

Published by The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability

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Energy usage in the Swedish building stock has changed significantly the last 20 years. The target of reducing the Green Houses Gas (GHG) emissions by 40% till 2020 seems reachable through politically motivated projects in the fields of energy efficiency, demand and supply side management of energy usage. This paper is primarily a review paper of the contemporary Swedish building stock state and research. Different research bodies, such as government research institutes, universities, and companies, have different financing and foci. They present their results on introduction of GHG reducing technologies in the built environment differently. This paper creates a structure amongst these actors by dividing them in groups and by identifying topics where there are different positions held by researchers and practitioners in the fields related to building stock. Data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) is used to generate display on how energy usage varies depending on building vintage. This gives an indication on how the building stock is developing and what measures that should be in focus to reach environmental targets.

Keywords: Review Paper, Building Stock, Dwelling Retrofitting, Energy Usage

The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability, Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.1-17. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: June 17, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 5.174MB)).

Mikael Mangold

Ph.D Student, Building Technology, Built Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

Magnus Österbring

Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden

Prof. Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden