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Building Refurbishment from a Life Cycle Perspective - An Environmental Return on Investment Approach
Umeå University. (Energy efficiency)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0014-4261
Umeå University.
Umeå University.
Umeå University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8704-8538
2018 (English)In: Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates, Springer, 2018, p. 253-263Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study applies an environmental return on investment approach to evaluate building refurbishment from a life cycle perspective. The used methodology focuses on the changes introduced by refurbishment, i.e. added embodied environmental impact and changed operational environmental impact, from a life cycle perspective with the technical service life of the refurbishment measure as a time limit. The methodology is applied to a case study in Umeå, located 455 km south of the Arctic Circle, with a unique set of data on reduction in operational energy. The result show the environmental impact, energy (Joule) and GWP (CO2-eq), in terms of environmental return on investment of the case study refurbishment measures. The case study shows that the methodology is a useable approach to compare refurbishment measures from a life cycle perspective. It is possible to use the methodology as a tool at an early stage in planning of sustainable building refurbishment from a life cycle perspective. For a widespread use of a tool based on an environmental return on investment approach, further research on guidelines for sustainable environmental return on investment values is required.

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Springer, 2018. p. 253-263
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Springer Proceedings in Energy, ISSN 2352-2534, E-ISSN 2352-2542
Keywords [en]
Building refurbishment, Life cycle assessment (LCA), Technical service life
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Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152729DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_22ISBN: 978-3-030-00661-7 (print)ISBN: 978-3-030-00662-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-152729DiVA, id: diva2:1257463
Conference
Proceedings of the 9th International Cold Climate Conference - Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna, Sweden, March 12-15, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved

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Nydahl, HelenaAndersson, StaffanÅstrand, Anders P.Olofsson, Thomas

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