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Renovating Building through Energy Roof and Facade Systems

Baias, Andreea Bianca LU (2015) AEBM01 20151
Energy and Building Design
Abstract
Nowadays society is becoming more aware of the fact that energy use has a negative environmental impact, contributing to fossil fuels depletion and global warming increase. Therefore, the Swedish Parliament has adopted the The European Comission’s 20-20-20 goals, climate and energy policy targets that shall be achieved by 2020, referring to 20% reduction of CO2 emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% renewable resources (Heinsten, 2013). One way to achieve these standards is to consider the strategy of renovating buildings using building integrated photovoltaic systems. Responding directly to the building’s needs, such systems replace conventional materials for the building envelope and generate power at the same time,... (More)
Nowadays society is becoming more aware of the fact that energy use has a negative environmental impact, contributing to fossil fuels depletion and global warming increase. Therefore, the Swedish Parliament has adopted the The European Comission’s 20-20-20 goals, climate and energy policy targets that shall be achieved by 2020, referring to 20% reduction of CO2 emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% renewable resources (Heinsten, 2013). One way to achieve these standards is to consider the strategy of renovating buildings using building integrated photovoltaic systems. Responding directly to the building’s needs, such systems replace conventional materials for the building envelope and generate power at the same time, improving the eco-efficiency of the building.

Through the use of simulation software like Design Builder and Sam (System Advisor Model) and calculations, the present study aims to suggest renovation solutions of a building’s envelope, using energy systems (building integrated photovoltaics), for a multi-family building, situated in Malmö, Sweden. The research strives to give an overview over existing renovation projects which implemented buildings integrated photovoltaics, and future prospects and barriers in building integrated photovoltaic industry.

The results of the study show performance of a wide range of building integrated photovoltaic systems for the roof and façade of a building in Malmö, Sweden, for active renovation strategies, alone or combined with some passive renovation strategies.

The general conclusion of this research is that energy systems (BIPV) can have a positive contribution to the energy renovation of the studied residential building, from Malmö, Sweden, but their impact varies according to factors which need to be taken into account before choosing such a renovation strategy. Building integrated photovoltaics should be considered due to their multi functionality as a building component (replaces a traditional building element, produces electricity, increases the appealing aesthetics of a building, increases the environmentally friendly factor of a building due to renewable energy). (Less)
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author
Baias, Andreea Bianca LU
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course
AEBM01 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
energy efficient, U-value, envelope, renovation, building integrated photovoltaics
language
English
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7761495
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2016-05-02 09:38:40
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  abstract     = {Nowadays society is becoming more aware of the fact that energy use has a negative environmental impact, contributing to fossil fuels depletion and global warming increase. Therefore, the Swedish Parliament has adopted the The European Comission’s 20-20-20 goals, climate and energy policy targets that shall be achieved by 2020, referring to 20% reduction of CO2 emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% renewable resources (Heinsten, 2013). One way to achieve these standards is to consider the strategy of renovating buildings using building integrated photovoltaic systems. Responding directly to the building’s needs, such systems replace conventional materials for the building envelope and generate power at the same time, improving the eco-efficiency of the building.

Through the use of simulation software like Design Builder and Sam (System Advisor Model) and calculations, the present study aims to suggest renovation solutions of a building’s envelope, using energy systems (building integrated photovoltaics), for a multi-family building, situated in Malmö, Sweden. The research strives to give an overview over existing renovation projects which implemented buildings integrated photovoltaics, and future prospects and barriers in building integrated photovoltaic industry.

The results of the study show performance of a wide range of building integrated photovoltaic systems for the roof and façade of a building in Malmö, Sweden, for active renovation strategies, alone or combined with some passive renovation strategies.

The general conclusion of this research is that energy systems (BIPV) can have a positive contribution to the energy renovation of the studied residential building, from Malmö, Sweden, but their impact varies according to factors which need to be taken into account before choosing such a renovation strategy. Building integrated photovoltaics should be considered due to their multi functionality as a building component (replaces a traditional building element, produces electricity, increases the appealing aesthetics of a building, increases the environmentally friendly factor of a building due to renewable energy).},
  author       = {Baias, Andreea Bianca},
  keyword      = {energy efficient,U-value,envelope,renovation,building integrated photovoltaics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Renovating Building through Energy Roof and Facade Systems},
  year         = {2015},
}