Earlier theses projects

2019

Användning av biomimiktillämpningar för att förbättra energiprestandan i byggnader

The purpose of this thesis is to answer the question Which applications of biomimicry could improve the energy performance in buildings in Swedish and Nordic climate? This question is answered through three subqueries: Which possible applications of biomimicry to improve the energy performance in buildings are there?, Which potential European partners to KTH’s project Live-in Lab are there? and What are the possibilities for the introduction of biomimicry in the Swedish construction industry?

To answer the thesis’ questions, a literature study and interviews have been conducted. Several search engines and databases were used to find information for the literature study, and many articles and books based on the searches were studied. Three interviews were conducted for this thesis. The interviewees were a representative from a construction firm, a representative from the architectural profession and a representative from a real estate company. Furthermore, an investigation of the impact of biomimicry on the business model of a construction company as well as a SWOT-analysis have been made to further analyse the results from the literature study and the interviews.

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2016

Big data insights into energy and resource usage in the Live-In Lab apartments

This report aims to find ways of getting insights into energy and resource usage in a home with big data, based on the project Live-in Lab. Live-in Lab is a project that aims to increase the innovation pace in the building and construction sector when developing environmental technology. This is done by conducting implementation and research at the same time in a living lab that will be the home of about 300 students. The main objectives of this report is to find out what is possible to measure in the apartments that is related to energy, with what technologies and how the data can be analyzed to generate maximal insight and utility. The methodology used originates from the field of product realization.

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External Financing of Swedish Living Labs

The purpose of this study is to investigate if and how Swedish living labs should work with external financing when funding their everyday business and at the same time manage to ensure increased innovation and societal impact. In order to do this, the study investigates suitable market positions, possible value propositions and different sources of external funding that would suit Swedish living labs. This study has been carried out using an inductive research approach and the results have been based upon an extensive literature review as well as fourteen semi-structured interviews held with potential stakeholders to KTH Live-In Lab.

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Variabel ventilation

Många människor spenderar idag större delen av sitt liv inomhus. Det är vanligt att man både hemma och på jobbet vistas i utrymmen där klimatet inte styrs av väder och vind utan av ventilationssystem som är tänkta att skapa ett lämpligt inomhusklimat. Trots ventilationens centrala del av samhället hamnar ämnet dock ofta i skymundan, och i dagens läge är det ingen självklarhet att inomhusklimaten och dess luftkvalité är tillfredställande. Av dem som bygger bostäderna och lokalerna förklaras detta ofta bero på kostnadsaspekter, men i grund och botten är det annat som ligger till grund för dagens situation. En bättre förklaring är att det finns viss problematik kring ventilationens planeringsskede, vilket innebär ett väldigt förenklat arbetssätt och att kostnad prioriteras framför funktion och kvalité.

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Living Labs världen runt – En kartläggning av Living Labs i Sverige och i världen

Innovation is a central element for solving the world’s challenges of today, whether it is in the industry, the academia or the society. The concept living labs provides opportunities to accelerate and improve the innovation of today. This report aims to map some of the living labs in the world with the goal to identify success factors for the living lab that will be opened at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, which is a ten year project. The study establishes three main factors for success in a living lab; cross-sectional work as a collaboration model, cooperation and common goals among the key actors and continuous financial support.

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