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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sustainable development in a growing municipality -


A study of the extent to which sustainable buildning is applied to rebuildings and the construction of new buildings.

The purpose of this study was to examine how and to what extent sustainable building will be used in Sandåkern and Forsete in Umeå. To answer this, three issues have been illustrated. The three issues are: how has sustainable building been used in a social, economic and ecological point of view, how has the environmental objective of A good built environment been affected and what are the potential sustainable solutions for the areas where the developer has not taken any decision. These questions were answered by examining what sustainable building and the environmental objective A Good built environment means and how the two different projects are working with sustainable building. The study is based on detail planning documents, environmental impact assessments, written and oral interviews, technical literature, and government websites. The interviews were made with an official for Umeå municipality and one of the developers at Sandåkern. The result presents a variety of measures in different areas that promotes sustainable building. The developers plan some of these measures and others are proposed by the literature. For example, the real estate at Sandåkern will be well insulated and use FTX ventilation to avoid heat loss. In the neighbourhood of Forsete there will be more trading and services in an area with good potential for eco-friendly transportation. Finally, the study has shown that sustainable building is used, but it's hard to decide to what extent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
sustainable building, A Good Built Environment, energy-use, waste management, a good indoor environment, eco-friendly transport
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58974OAI: diva2:550452
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-07 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2012-09-07Bibliographically approved

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