New tools and methods for better low-energy buildings
Welcome to Nils Brown’s licentiate seminar 14 March 2014!
Nils Brown’s licentiate thesis presents new tools for assessing performance in low-energy buildings. Firstly, he considers how refurbishment for increased energy efficiency in existing buildings can affect indoor environment and environmental performance with the Swedish environmental certification tool Miljöbyggnad. Life-cycle approaches considered include life-cycle costing for refurbishment, as well as assessing global warming potential for design and structural alternatives in new-build and for material production in refurbishment.
Brown, Nils (2014) Better Low-energy Buildings: The Contribution of Environmental Rating Tools and Life-Cycle Approaches. Licentiate dissertation . Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology.