Project: Low temperature district heating and new energy efficient building blocks
In this project, cost, carbon dioxide and primary energy implications of heating new building blocks with low temperature district heating will be investigated and compared to alternatives.
Project manager Leif Gustavsson Participating organizations Växjö municipality, Växjöbostäder, Växjö Energi AB (VEAB), Technical University of Denmark Financier Swedish Energy Agency Timetable 2015-2017 Subjects Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Faculty of Technology
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There is great potential to build new energy efficient building blocks combined with energy efficient and renewable energy supply systems. In this project, cost, carbon dioxide (CO2) and primary energy implications of heating new building blocks with low temperature district heating is investigated and compared to alternatives such as conventional district heating and heat pumps.
The project includes analyses of the impact of climate change on heat and cooling demands of buildings, and will investigate how cooling demands may be avoided, and if electricity instead of district heating can be used for local tap water heating during summer. The results from the project is expected to facilitate the planning and design of new energy efficient buildings and their energy systems, and the formulation of strategies and policy measures designed to reduce primary energy use and increase the use of renewable energy in the built environment.
The project is running between 2015 and 2017 and is partly funded by the Swedish Energy Agency under the E2B2 research program. It is conducted by the Sustainable Built Environment Research group (SBER) at Linnaeus University. Cooperation partners for this project include Växjö municipality, Växjöbostäder, Växjö Energi AB (VEAB) and Technical University of Denmark.