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  • 1.
    Abdi Mohammed, Farhan
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    A Said, Mahdi
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Möjligheten att utföra LCA i en totalentreprenad: En studie om LCA i en totalentreprenad2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The environment is an important issue in society today. Emissions contribute to medium temperature rises gradually allowing the consequences on the nature, climate and society. The construction industry accounts for approximately 40 % of all energy use in Sweden. The environment in various ways, namely that different lifestyles and ways of life such as heating residences, waste management, travel to and from work affects the adverse impact on the environment. With the help of the growing awareness of the environment and the impetus given to it by the public authorities to reduces the environmental impact and energy use. LCA is a systematic analysis that is new in the construction industry where construction processes measured by the flow of energy and material usage. LCA can help decision makers by performing the LCA can be developed in analytical evaluations environmentally. Without LCA would investment, costs may be the most important thing for the decision makers than the environmental benefits. The aim of this work is to perform a life cycle assessment in the construction process with total construction and following questions is: • Possibilities to perform LCA in this construction form? • What demands are made from the client? • Possibilities and difficulties with total construction to perform LCA? The aim of this thesis is to illustrate how a life cycle analysis can be performed in a total construction. The study will highlight the role of the client. The focus will be on project Kungsljuset in Borlänge. The method of accounting analysis of the life cycle of the construction project is used and performed in a total construction. Interviews with the project management for this object. The result was unfortunately that there was a lack of data for the implement of LCA in this project. The reason was the knowledge and interest of the lack of both the client and the material supplier. It is required that the client demands on the material supplier and entrepreneur to specify the material and other resources used in this construction project.

  • 2.
    Ackemo, Sandra
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Hästanpassade vägar: I Leksands Kommun2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Approximately 13 000 persons get injured every year in Sweden while riding or handling a horse. Due to regulations, a horse is not allowed on to the walk- and cycle path or the sidewalks. Since some places don’t have paths developed for the horse, the equipage is forced out in trafficked roads. The horse is a prey animal, they run first and then they stop to see what the potential threat was. This, in combination with car driver´s general lack of knowledge about horses, could increase the possibility of an accident.The purpose of this project is to evaluate if the equestrian practitioners find it difficult to be in traffic environment with the horse and how commonly practitioners use public roads with the horse. The purpose is also to provide a review of how well the equestrian practitioners are aware of the traffic rules regarding horses in traffic. The main purpose of this thesis is, however, to offer suggestions on how road design should be improved with regard to road safety, security and accessibility for equestrian practitioners.

    The study was carried out with a questionnaire and studying literature. The questionnaire was handed out to 38 members of the riding club of Leksand. The results show that the knowledge of traffic rules could be increased among the ones who answered the questionnaire. They also think that the horse needs to be a part of the community and infrastructure planning and that all road-users need to learn more about horses in traffic, to better understand its behavior. Other proposals are lowered speed limits for motorized traffic at

  • 3.
    Agirman, Nesim
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Ali, Mustafa
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    U-värde av isoleringsmaterial i en kassett: En experimentell jämförelse mellan en fönsterkassett som har isolering och en utan isolering2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Insulation and insulation material is one of the most important components in the construction industry and has a wide range of applications and therefore the demand is huge. Because of the high costs on the market, new and different researches take place every day to find alternative insulation materials. The technology make the opportunities greater to find and use cheaper materials. Therefore, it is not un common to see insulations made of different materials every day.

    The purpose of this study is to investigate two Moniflexcassettes, one with insulation and one without, in a climate chamber, to then compare their u-values.

    The results showed the influence on the insulation, that the u-value was lower on the cartridge with the insulation, and therefore a proof that the insulation can use as an additional insulation. This applied especially for windows and glass portions who have a high u-value, which mean that windows and glass portions do not have to change to newer windows with lower u-values.

    The company Isolight´s current u-value of the cassette with the isolation was not the same as with the tested U-value in Högskolan Dalarnas climate chamber. On the cassette without insulation, there has been no comparison between the tested value and the value of the company because the company does not have a u-value for that.

  • 4.
    Ali, Samir
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Hanna, David
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Hjälpmedel till resenärer i kollektivtrafiken som inte kan ta till sig vanliga skyltar på ett enkelt sätt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report aims at investigating how traffic management can help disabled and elderly. Although more than 800,000 people travel with SL every day, many elderly and disabled find it difficult to travel using public transportation. Through interviews, different associations representing different disabilities have reported that they feel a lack of information and they feel insecure. Many choose not to travel with public transportation. The investigation has resulted in two different solutions, the advantages and disadvantages of the different solutions are discussed as well. A WEFEEL bracelet that communicates with both the passenger and the bus driver via signals to facilitate the perception that the correct bus is on its way, signal if the traveller has a need for assistance, etc. The second solution proposal WEFIND is ground plates with diodes in the form of arrows that show the path when traffic disturbances occurs and redirects the passengers. Both solutions work for many different groups and also for travellers without special needs (arrows). The solutions take into consideration the environmental issue but have not been further investigated in terms of instalment and economy. The conclusion is that the suggested solutions can help travellers feel safer and thus travel more using public transport.

  • 5.
    Andersson, Adam
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Berggren, Pontus
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Utvärdering av träbjälklag i ett äldre flerbostadshus med avseende på stegljud och nedböjning: Mätningar och möjliga åtgärder och åtgärdsförslag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    New buildings will only maginally contribute to future quantity of residential housing. Therefor new knowledge of past building technics are required, to asses which action propsals are suitable when interventions are considered. Objective. This study aims to evaluate lightweight timber joist floors in a multi-story residential building from 1903, with regard to footfall noise and deflection. Method. Data has been collected with a survey and through measurements of footfall noise and deflection. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the residentals subjective perception of footfall noise and deflection. Footfall noise has been measured with a tapping machine in accordance with Swedish Standards. The deflection has been measured with Leica NA2 paired with a parallel-plate micrometer, GFS1, for precise leveling assessment. Results. The survey shows that the residents don’t experience any issues with regard to footfall noise and deflection. The measurements show a L’nT,w+CI,50-2500 level of 55 dB and an average deflection of 0.320 mm/kN. Conclusion. Footfall noise- and deflection levels satisfy today’s requirements according to Swedish Standards and therefor the results doesn’t motivate any action proposals or interventions.

  • 6.
    Andersson, Linnea
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Ekeblad, Jenny
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Energieffektivisering av klimatskal - miljonprogrammets flerbostadshus: Tjärna Ängar, Borlänge2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During The Million Homes Programme, 1964 – 1975, over one million homes were built and it’s now time for an extensive modernization of these buildings.

    The purpose of this work was to see how the building envelope of a multifamily building from the Million Homes Programme can be energy efficient. This was done through enquiries and calculations, and by comparing these to current and future requirements of energy use. The enquiries that have been conducted were tests of impermeability and thermography. The calculations suggest both individual and combined actions to improve the building envelope.  The enquiries and calculations do not consider installations, architectural values, or economy, only how much the energy use can be optimized through improving the building envelope. 

    The best result achieved through combined actions was a reduction of energy use by 32,3 %. The individual action with the best result was the replacement of windows and balcony door: 16,4 % reduction of energy use.

    Only the building envelope has been taken in to account in this rapport which means that a greater improvement is possible if installations also is included.

    An important conclusion of the project is that the building envelope has a great effect on a building’s energy usage. The requirements of energy use that come into effect January 1, 2021 can be accomplished by only correcting the deficiencies in the building envelope.

  • 7.
    Andersson, Mikael
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Lind, Christoffer
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Genomstansning i betong: En jämförelsestudie mellan Eurokod 2, Strusoft Winstatik Punching och Eurocode Software caeEc230.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Computers have become invaluable for advanced calculation tasks in most industries.

    Formerly, designers had to rely on his skills and knowledge to perform calculations.

    Nowadays, designers can execute a calculation without the need to use the actual formulas

    behind. It is recommended by experienced designers that some of the programs used in the

    building industry, which are based on the European Eurocodes needs to be validated.

    The aim of this study has been to calculate the punching capacity of ordinary reinforced

    slab and to design the shear reinforcement, according to Eurocode 2. The method was a

    theoretical study of the Eurocodes. A calculation sheet for punching capacity was made in

    Mathcad. The calculations from the sheet were compared to Winstatik Punching and

    caeEc230. The work has been defined to include only an inner column on a concrete slab

    with a circular cross section without any column heads or other reinforcements. In order to

    achieve realistic calculations, nine cases with different slab thicknesses and spans were

    manipulated.

    The capacities from the three calculations were nearly identical, both at the columns

    perimeter and at the control perimeter. The greatest differences were found in the design of

    the shear reinforcement. They showed similar amount of reinforcement in terms of area, but

    offered no guidance on the design. CaeEc230 suggested about double the amount of rebar

    cuts than the calculations in Mathcad. Winstatik Punching reported no total at all.

  • 8.
    Andreason, Ellen
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Grundvattenhantering i vägskärning: Överväganden, problem och bedömningar kring grundvattnet genom planerandet och byggandet2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Questions and problems related to groundwater management are important in road construction, especially at a cutting slope. The thesis describes the problems encountered during the construction of a road caused by high levels of groundwater. The aim of the thesis was to follow up considerations, problems and assessments considering groundwater connected to the building phase. Four specific aims were formulated; description of erosion control and of the assessments made considering groundwater and its effect on the construction, monitoring groundwater levels during the building phase and to do a simple theoretical calculation of the groundwater levels. 

    To meet the objective several methods were selected, literature review, surveys, interviews with people professionally related to the project and field measurements of groundwater tables.

    Measures to prevent erosion can be divided into vegetative and landscaped, either with soil and rock fills on the slopes or with various ditches. During the project, the design for the road and hillsides changed. Problems with groundwater and erosion have been important for the modified construction. Groundwater levels outside the intersection first increased, probably due to the deforestation and then dropped during the excavation. All but one pipe at the intersection show a lowering of the groundwater during the excavations and a smaller increase during snowmelt than in previous years. The calculated level of groundwater shows in one pipe a level far below the measured, indicating a continuing decrease, in the other pipe a higher level is calculated.

    Advanced vegetative erosion control systems are relative uncommon in Sweden today. Measurements of the groundwater tables should be carried out for a long time to provide a reliable reference level. Knowledge of the soils in the cutting intersection is important in the context of groundwater management together with a sufficient communication between those involved in the construction process. The groundwater levels in the intersection will probably continue its declining trend. Reliable calculations of groundwater tables are complex and their result can still be questioned.  

  • 9.
    Angantyr, Anders
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Lågenergibyggande i Dalarna mars 20122012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Inom ramen för projektet Energi- och miljökompetenscentrum vid Högskolan Dalarna har en kortare studie av lågenergibyggande i Dalarna gjorts. Syftet med rapporten är att ge en sammanställning av det aktuella läget på området i Dalarna.

    Det finns idag ett flertal bygginitiativ, både privata och allmännyttiga, i Dalarna där man ansträngt sig när det gäller energihushållning. En handfull av dessa kommer nog att uppfylla passivhuskraven enligt FEBY, exakt hur många går dock inte att säga pga infomationsbrist och med tanke på osäkerheten i energiberäkningarna.

    En annan slutsats är att medvetenheten om lågenergibyggande på kommunal och allmännyttig nivå är i allmänhet god och att energihushållning är ett område som ges stort fokus vid den nybyggnation som sker.

    När det gäller det privata byggandet av villor så sker det mesta av byggandet enligt hustillverkarnas typspecifikationer. Då tak, grund och ventilationssystem oftast i princip är samma som för passivhus kan det konstateras att egentligen ganska små förändringar i konstruktion och utförande av detta byggande skulle kunna ge hus enligt FEBYs passivhuskrav eller åtminstone minienergihuskrav.

  • 10.
    Argårds, Mattias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Analys av lägenhetsskiljande bjälklag: Fallstudie av produktion av flerbostadshus i Sälenfjällen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In construction of apartments several parameters determines the choice of production method. Costs and production time for the various operations are two important parts , As early as the planning stage it is important to have a clear picture of the different solutions' and its prerequisites to simplify the choice of production method.

    For new construction projects in Sälenfjällen the tight production times makes it important to know whether any solution could involve considerable delays in production time. On the other hand faster construction methods may also lead to higher costs.

    The thesis has been limited to four different floor constructions which are Finjas “Combi bjälklag”, “plattbärlag”, cross laminated timber and Dala cements “Daladekk”. The calculation has been linked to a reference building in Sälenfjällen and a supposed new production of four similar buildings.

    With the help of the structural design calculations were carried out to estimate the costs each approach brings, it also performed one simple analysis of the time spent.

    The result shows that it is best economical to build with "plattbärlag", followed by cross laminated timber. At the same time plattbärlaget and its construction has a risk for delayed production times, which mean it may be advantageous to chose the solution with cross laminated timber.

  • 11.
    Bergkvist, Johanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Strandberg, Linda
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    En pedagogisk byggnad för hållbar utveckling: Utformning av en programhandling för ett kretsloppshus med fokus på social och ekologisk hållbarhet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to establish a functional program for an eco-cycle building where people can bereached with knowledge of sustainable development. The background to this is that the municipality ofBorlänge approved a plan program with the vision of creating a new, climate neutral district and therebybecome a precursor for sustainable construction in the region. For instance, the functional program is meantto investigate the background and the prerequisites that existed. In the municipality’s plan program, thebuilding is described to have an educational function for the district and for Borlänge; a place which focuseson practical demonstrations and education for students and residents in recycling issues for energy, waterand waste/material in a comprehensible and compelling way. The eco-cycle building is planned to beestablished near the new school, with classes from 6 to 9, to make a cooperation possible.Requests from the municipality is that the eco-cycle building can work like a hub in the new district, butalso become a new place of interest and put Borlänge on the map for sustainable construction. Sustainableconstruction includes resource management, minimized energy use and renewable energy sources, but alsothat resources like energy, waste and water circulate in an eco-cycle. Theory has been obtained fromliterature focusing on how we should build our houses and cities if we want to join and create a sustainablesociety.Part of the purpose of this thesis was to explore how to disseminate information on environmental andcircular issues in an educational way. The theoretical part of the thesis is therefore focusing on selected partsof education obtained from previous research in children and youth learning for sustainable development,since studies show that it is important that children learn about these issues early in life. Education forSustainable Development is an important prerequisite for achieving the sustainability goals set by the UNuntil 2030. Upcoming generations must learn a sustainable way of life right from the start while the existingpopulation must drastically change their lifestyle.In order to gather empiricism, interviews were held with people who have been involved in the planningwork with the new district. It turned out that there were former driving spirits who introduced the idea of theeco-cycle building, but that it doesn’t currently are the major priority in the ongoing work with the newschool and housing.Engaging the users at an early stage provides better conditions for achieving a result that is effective andsatisfying for all parties. The theory of design dialogues has therefore been studied to demonstrate theimportance of a good dialogue to quickly identify needs and develop ideas in design work.The result of the thesis, the functional program, can be seen as a draft on conceptual level with features andexpressions that can be applied to a building of this kind, and an inspiration for continued work. In thefunctional program, our interpretations form how the eco-cycle building would meet the requests andfunctions that’s been requested in the plan program, in order to benefit as much as possible in themunicipality's future work with the building.Conclusions are that there are no precursors of the eco-cycle building as a concept. Despite a large numberof sources of inspiration from various aspects, no example was found that combines all the aspects we havethe ambition to develop for this building. The eco-cycle building as a concept could play an important rolefor how to handle sustainable issues in a district or in a whole city. However, further work is required toinvestigate how the building should be run and managed, as well as more extensive studies of whichtechnical solutions to apply. Further work is also required to optimize the building for the future location,and the size of the building that are appropriate. There is a great interest in the building from variousparticipants in Borlänge, but to implement the idea of the eco-cycle building, one or more people need toembrace the project with the commitment that previously existed in the organization.

  • 12.
    Bergkvist, Johanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Strandberg, Linda
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    En pedagogisk byggnad för hållbar utveckling: Utformning av en programhandling för ett kretsloppshus med fokus på social och ekologisk hållbarhet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to establish a functional program for an eco-cycle building where people can be

    reached with knowledge of sustainable development. The background to this is that the municipality of

    Borlänge approved a plan program with the vision of creating a new, climate neutral district and thereby

    become a precursor for sustainable construction in the region. For instance, the functional program is meant

    to investigate the background and the prerequisites that existed. In the municipality’s plan program, the

    building is described to have an educational function for the district and for Borlänge; a place which focuses

    on practical demonstrations and education for students and residents in recycling issues for energy, water

    and waste/material in a comprehensible and compelling way. The eco-cycle building is planned to be

    established near the new school, with classes from 6 to 9, to make a cooperation possible.

    Requests from the municipality is that the eco-cycle building can work like a hub in the new district, but

    also become a new place of interest and put Borlänge on the map for sustainable construction. Sustainable

    construction includes resource management, minimized energy use and renewable energy sources, but also

    that resources like energy, waste and water circulate in an eco-cycle. Theory has been obtained from

    literature focusing on how we should build our houses and cities if we want to join and create a sustainable

    society.

    Part of the purpose of this thesis was to explore how to disseminate information on environmental and

    circular issues in an educational way. The theoretical part of the thesis is therefore focusing on selected parts

    of education obtained from previous research in children and youth learning for sustainable development,

    since studies show that it is important that children learn about these issues early in life. Education for

    Sustainable Development is an important prerequisite for achieving the sustainability goals set by the UN

    until 2030. Upcoming generations must learn a sustainable way of life right from the start while the existing

    population must drastically change their lifestyle.

    In order to gather empiricism, interviews were held with people who have been involved in the planning

    work with the new district. It turned out that there were former driving spirits who introduced the idea of the

    eco-cycle building, but that it doesn’t currently are the major priority in the ongoing work with the new

    school and housing.

    Engaging the users at an early stage provides better conditions for achieving a result that is effective and

    satisfying for all parties. The theory of design dialogues has therefore been studied to demonstrate the

    importance of a good dialogue to quickly identify needs and develop ideas in design work.

    The result of the thesis, the functional program, can be seen as a draft on conceptual level with features and

    expressions that can be applied to a building of this kind, and an inspiration for continued work. In the

    functional program, our interpretations form how the eco-cycle building would meet the requests and

    functions that’s been requested in the plan program, in order to benefit as much as possible in the

    municipality's future work with the building.

    Conclusions are that there are no precursors of the eco-cycle building as a concept. Despite a large number

    of sources of inspiration from various aspects, no example was found that combines all the aspects we have

    the ambition to develop for this building. The eco-cycle building as a concept could play an important role

    for how to handle sustainable issues in a district or in a whole city. However, further work is required to

    investigate how the building should be run and managed, as well as more extensive studies of which

    technical solutions to apply. Further work is also required to optimize the building for the future location,

    and the size of the building that are appropriate. There is a great interest in the building from various

    participants in Borlänge, but to implement the idea of the eco-cycle building, one or more people need to

    embrace the project with the commitment that previously existed in the organization.

  • 13. Birchall, Sarah
    et al.
    Gustafsson, Marcus
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology. KTH.
    Wallis, Ian
    Dipasquale, Chiara
    Bellini, Alessandro
    Fedrizzi, Roberto
    Survery and simulation of energy use in the European building stock2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    the work towards increased energy efficiency. In order to plan and perform effective energy renovation of the buildings, it is necessary to have adequate information on the current status of the buildings in terms of architectural features and energy needs. Unfortunately, the official statistics do not include all of the needed information for the whole building stock.

     

    This paper aims to fill the gaps in the statistics by gathering data from studies, projects and national energy agencies, and by calibrating TRNSYS models against the existing data to complete missing energy demand data, for countries with similar climate, through simulation. The survey was limited to residential and office buildings in the EU member states (before July 2013). This work was carried out as part of the EU FP7 project iNSPiRe.

     

    The building stock survey revealed over 70% of the residential and office floor area is concentrated in the six most populated countries. The total energy consumption in the residential sector is 14 times that of the office sector. In the residential sector, single family houses represent 60% of the heated floor area, albeit with different share in the different countries, indicating that retrofit solutions cannot be focused only on multi-family houses.

     

    The simulation results indicate that residential buildings in central and southern European countries are not always heated to 20 °C, but are kept at a lower temperature during at least part of the day. Improving the energy performance of these houses through renovation could allow the occupants to increase the room temperature and improve their thermal comfort, even though the potential for energy savings would then be reduced.

  • 14.
    Björling, Jimmy
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Digitala ritningar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In todays building industry there is a need for using of digital construction

    drawings. The purpose of this report is to inquire into, the will of the employers in

    Byggpartners to use digital drawings in their daily work and if the different

    drawing systems distinguishes from each other

    The method selections in this report is survey, semi structured interviews, and

    time experiments. The studies show that the new digital technique worked well

    and gave reliable and useful results. One important conclusion of this project is

    that digital drawings are more time saving comparing to paper drawings. By

    reviewing the use of digital drawings, one can easily prevent some problems

    which might otherwise be associated with the opposition of digital drawings out

    in the building place.

  • 15.
    Blomqvist, Stina
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Helgesson, Robin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Framtagning av yttervägg för småhus: En analys med hänsyn till kommande energikrav2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today is the specific requirements for the building’s energy use in new buildnings. These requirements come under the EU directive to be tightened firmly to the year 2020. This work was the basis of an interpretation of the coming energy requirements, 2020 requirements, designing a new energy-efficient exterior wall construction. This has been done with Fiskarhedenvillan and the construction has been valued in terms of material cost, assembly and the square meter price.

    By calculations and fact finding, demonstrated how energy in small houses could be reduced by replacing the insulating material to a material with lower heat conductivity. The method was to interpret the coming energy requirements and analyze Fiskarhedenvillan current wall construction. Next, search for information and facts about various insulation materials and then design a new proposal on the exterior wall construction.

    The outer wall construction is a crucial factor for the building envelope energy efficiency. Because Fiskarhedenvillan chosen to focus only on the outer wall, this work is delimited to that part of the building envelope.

    An important conclusion of this work is that the 2020 objectives can be met by improving the exterior wall construction and that it is possible to make a design that meets the requirements in entire Sweden

  • 16.
    Brinkebäck, Eric
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Jönsson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Fallstudie av moderna timmerhus: Kvalitetskontroll av nybyggda timmerhus mot FST:s kvalitetsnormer och BBR:s kommande energihushållningskrav2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A study has been conducted to investigate how log houses will meet the new requirements regarding U-value and specific energy use with primary energy factor as a basis, which will be put into use in 2017. In the study, two houses have been investigated. Both houses were constructed with 200 mm thick logs without any additional isolation. Both houses have geothermal heating systems. The study found that the new requirements will be rough against timber house constructions with geothermal or electricity as a heating system, since a primary energy figure of 1.6 will be multiplied by the total energy consumption when heated by electricity.

  • 17.
    Brosius, Isabelle
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Utfackningsväggar i trä: En tid- och kostnadsjämförelse mellan prefabricerade och platsbyggda byggmetoder2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    To win procurements today, it is important that you as an entrepreneur choose the most effective resource and production methods. That already in the calculation stage, decide how high degree of prefabrication the project should have, is favorable to promptly adapt the workplace in order to get the best output.

    In Mora, Skanska has a block workshop that among other things manufactures curtain walls. Skanska has expressed a desire for a study of the differences in time and cost between their precast curtain walls and site-built curtain walls in order to see for which construction projects it may be appropriate to make use of their precast curtain walls.

    The purpose of this project is to facilitate the choice of production method for the manufacture of curtain walls, depending on the construction project's requirements regarding:

    • If the project has a short or long timetable.
    • How many square meters of curtain-wall the project needs.
    • Distance to block workshop.

    The work is defined to include construction projects that have a bearing frame with lightweight curtain walls of wood. The production methods studied for building curtain walls in wood is prefabrication and site-built.

    The production cost has defined to only conclude the cost of the work and the expenses of the workplace, no costs for the materials that are built-in are included. The cost of the built-in materials is assumed in this work to be the same whether the curtain walls are site built or prefabricated.

    With unit times from the block workshop, has a production time for prefabrication of curtain walls been calculated. For the site-built curtain wall, unit times from Nybyggnadslistan 1999 has been retrieved and used to calculate a manufacturing time for building the wall in place. A cost benefit analysis has been done comparing the different manufacturing cost. The cost benefit analysis show the amount of wall area required to choose prefabricated over place built at the highest profit.

    The result shows that to manufacture and mount one square meter of prefabricated curtain wall takes 0,135 hours less time than that place build the same amount. Time on site is reduced by 0,578 hours per square meter when using precast curtain walls.

    The result also shows that the cost to manufacture one square meter of curtain-wall is 32.77 SEK lower than that place build the same amount of curtain-wall. The thing that pulls up the cost of precast curtain walls is the transport. A fully loaded truck with 370 m² of wall can be transported 43 Swedish miles before profitability ceiling is reached.

    The time at the construction place, is getting shorter when using prefabricated curtain walls, leading to reduced costs in the workplace.

    For a construction project located at a distance of 30 Swedish miles from block workshop, is it profitable to choose prefabricated curtain walls, if the object needs 256 m² or more square meters of wall. For construction projects that require a smaller number of square meters of curtain walls, it is more profitable to use the site-built curtain walls. Especially if the construction project is located at a far distance from the block workshop.

    Important conclusions from this thesis are:

    • Shorter production time for precast curtain walls, which results in a lower production cost.
    • The time on the construction site is reduced by the use of precast curtain walls.
    • For long trips, a larger number of square meters precast curtain walls is needed to make the use of prefab to be profitable.
    • The use of precast curtain walls means less need for storage of materials on the construction site.
  • 18.
    Byström, Kurt
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    From a traditional academic library to a modern learning environment: Dalarna University Library - expectations and results2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This report describes the ideas and vision behind Dalarna University's award-winning library in Falun. A description of the planning and construction processes and an evaluation of the final outcome are presented together with experiences and observations drawn from the project.

  • 19.
    Byström, Kurt
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    Från traditionellt akademiskt bibliotek till modern lärmiljö: Högskolan Dalarnas bibliotek – förväntningar och resultat2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna rapport beskrivs idéerna bakom Högskolan Dalarnas prisbelönta bibliotek i Falun. Planerings- och byggprocessen beskrivs och det färdiga resultatet utvärderas, samt de erfarenheter som har gjorts delas.

  • 20.
    Campanyim, Sunitda
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Laine, Jenny
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Samband mellan vägytans textur och buller i vägfordon2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today, there are several authorities in Sweden that have responsibilities toregulate noise emission levels to limits that are not too disruptive to theenvironment. Currently there are no guidelines or recommendations for interiornoise in vehicles. Since there are no clear requirements for noise levels invehicles, there is also no standard method to measure noise inside the vehicle.The aim of this thesis was to develop correlations between the road surfacetexture and noise levels in vehicles and suggest appropriate research methodswhen studying how noise generated in the contact area between tire and roadsurface affects the inside of the vehicle.

    The study was divided into two phases: a measurement of road texture ondifferent coating types and a noise examination with different vehicles atselected test sections.

    The study showed that the methods used did not work properly and gaveunreliable results. Road surface texture has to some degree influence on thenoise generated by the traffic but to find a good correlation between the roadsurface texture and noise inside vehicles, other sources of error have to beminimized.To develop a reliable method more investigations are needed.

  • 21.
    Candell, André
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Ehn Jansson, Oskar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Synsättet på förnyelsebara elkällor inom fastighetsbranschen2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Between the years 1965 and 1975 one million residences in Sweden were built.

    Today the work of renovating these buildings has begun, in connection with this

    work there are many measures taken to reduce energy usage.

    The purpose of this work was to find out what is the most economical choice of

    various green power sources.

    Also the thoughts and beliefs of the property owners are set in relation to the

    conclusions of the calculations to get an idea of how different the property

    owner’s beliefs are compared to the calculations.

    To avoid making the work too large and demanding these boundaries have been

    set:

     To get appropriate conclusions the work has been limited to the region

    of Dalarna.

     The work has also been limited to examining the economic factor when

    choosing between various green power sources.

    Two surveys were conducted with several different property owners as

    participants and then two calculations of the payback period for solar power,

    wind power, and green electricity were conducted. These two results were then

    compered to each other to be able to analyze and present these conclusions.

    Conclusions:

     Wind power is not profitable at today’s electricity prices.

     Real estate owners are uncertain of what choice gives the best

    profitability of wind power, solar power or green power.

  • 22.
    Carling, Kenneth
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Han, Mengjie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Håkansson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Rebreyend, Pascal
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Computer Engineering.
    Distance measure and the p-median problem in rural areas2015In: Annals of Operations Research, ISSN 0254-5330, E-ISSN 1572-9338, Vol. 226, no 1, p. 89-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The p-median model is used to locate P facilities to serve a geographically distributed population. Conventionally, it is assumed that the population patronize the nearest facility and that the distance between the resident and the facility may be measured by the Euclidean distance. Carling, Han, and Håkansson (2012) compared two network distances with the Euclidean in a rural region with a sparse, heterogeneous network and a non-symmetric distribution of the population. For a coarse network and P small, they found, in contrast to the literature, the Euclidean distance to be problematic. In this paper we extend their work by use of a refined network and study systematically the case when P is of varying size (1-100 facilities). We find that the network distance give as good a solution as the travel-time network. The Euclidean distance gives solutions some 4-10 per cent worse than the network distances, and the solutions tend to deteriorate with increasing P. Our conclusions extend to intra-urban location problems.

  • 23.
    Carling, Kenneth
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Håkansson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
    A compelling argument for the gravity p-median model2013In: European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, E-ISSN 1872-6860, Vol. 226, no 3, p. 658-660Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The p-median model is used to locate P facilities to serve a geographically distributed population. Conventionally, it is assumed that the population always travels to the nearest facility. Drezner and Drezner (2006, 2007) provide three arguments on why this assumption might be incorrect, and they introduce the extended gravity p-median model to relax the assumption. We favour the gravity p-median model, but we note that in an applied setting, the three arguments are incomplete. In this communication, we point at the existence of a fourth compelling argument for the gravity p-median model.

  • 24.
    Carling, Kenneth
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Håkansson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
    Jia, Tao
    School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University.
    Out-of-town shopping and its induced CO2-emissions2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Planning policies in several European countries have aimed at hindering the expansion of out-of-town shopping centers. One argument for this is concern for the increase in transport and a resulting increase in environmental externalities such as CO2-emissions. This concern is weakly founded in science as few studies have attempted to measure CO2-emissions of shopping trips as a function of the location of the shopping centers. In this paper we conduct a counter-factual analysis comparing downtown, edge-of-town and out-of-town shopping. In this comparison we use GPS to track 250 consumers over a time-span of two months in a Swedish region. The GPS-data enters the Oguchi’s formula to obtain shopping trip-specific CO2-emissions. We find that consumers’ out-of-town shopping would generate an excess of 60 per cent CO2-emissions whereas downtown and edge-of-town shopping centers are comparable.

  • 25.
    Carling, Kenneth
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Håkansson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
    Jia, Tao
    School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University.
    Out-of-town shopping and its induced CO2-emissions2013In: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, ISSN 0969-6989, E-ISSN 1873-1384, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 16p. 382-388Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Planning policies in several European countries have aimed at hindering the expansion of out-of-town shopping centers. One argument for this is concern for the increase in transport and a resulting increase in environmental externalities such as CO2-emissions. This concern is weakly founded in science as few studies have attempted to measure CO2-emissions of shopping trips as a function of the location of the shopping centers. In this paper we conduct a counter-factual analysis comparing downtown, edge-of-town and out-of-town shopping. In this comparison we use GPS to track 250 consumers over a time-span of two months in a Swedish region. The GPS-data enters the Oguchi’s formula to obtain shopping trip-specific CO2-emissions. We find that consumers’ out-of-town shopping would generate an excess of 60 per cent CO2-emissions whereas downtown and edge-of-town shopping centers are comparable.

  • 26.
    Carling, Kenneth
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Håkansson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Meng, Xiangli
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Rudholm, Niklas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics. HUI Research, Stockholm.
    The effect on CO2 emissions of taxing truck distance in retail transports2017In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 97, p. 47-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To finance transportation infrastructure and to address social and environmental negative externalities of road transports, several countries have recently introduced or consider a distance based tax on trucks. In competitive retail and transportation markets, such tax can be expected to lower the demand and thereby reduce CO2 emissions of road transports. However, as we show in this paper, such tax might also slow down the transition towards e-tailing. Considering that previous research indicates that a consumer switching from brick-and-mortar shopping to e-tailing reduces her CO2 emissions substantially, the direction and magnitude of the environmental net effect of the tax is unclear. In this paper, we assess the net effect in a Swedish regional retail market where the tax not yet is in place. We predict the net effect on CO2 emissions to be positive, but off-set by about 50% because of a slower transition to e-tailing.

  • 27.
    Carling, Kenneth
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Håkansson, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Meng, Xiangli
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.
    Rudholm, Niklas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    The effects of taxing truck distance on CO2 emissions from transports in retailing2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To finance transportation infrastructure and to address social and environmental negative externalities of road transports, several countries have recently introduced or consider a distance based tax on trucks. In the competitive retail market such tax can be expected to lower the demand and thereby reduce CO2 emissions of road transports. However, as we show in this paper, such tax might also slow down the transition towards e-tailing. Considering that previous research indicates that a consumer switching from brick-and-mortar shopping to e-tailing reduces her CO2 emissions substantially, the direction and magnitude of the environmental net effect of the tax is unclear. In this paper, we assess the net effect in a Swedish regional retail market where the tax not yet is in place. We predict the net effect on CO2 emissions to be positive, but off-set by about 50% because of a slower transition to e-tailing.

  • 28.
    Danielsson, Christoffer
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Hansson, Christopher
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Planindikatorer som utvärderingsverktyg för hållbar fysisk planering: En konsekvensbedömning på detaljplanenivå2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The urbanization that has occurred in the last century results in an increasing awareness of urban planning and assessment tools are increasingly used to demonstrate that development in the direction of sustainable occurs.

    The purpose of this study is to produce indicators and analyze how the municipality development plans for the station area in Borlänge meet the national-, regional- and local objectives in terms of sustainable urban planning. The method applied in the development of indicators is based on Boverkets and Naturvårdsverkets model that was developed in conjunction with the SAMS-project. Applying this method has resulted in eleven indicators that have been applied to the present situation and the development plans in which the result shows that any major change to the assessment ladder has not occurred.

    As a result of some municipal goals beeing vaguely designed, the difficulty in meeting them increases. This creates a difficulty in applying the assessment tools in the form of indicators that can guide planning in the right direction. The development plans extent is not enough for the municipal goals to be met. The produced planning indicators can be the basis for a dialogue with the municipality in order to sharpen the objectives and generate a better goal achievement.

  • 29.
    Dellfjord, Veronica
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Kunskap hos privatpersoner om fukt på kallvind2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It is common that homeowners are recommended to add an insulation layer on the attic to lower building heating energy, however many do not realize the problem with complementary insulation compared to what the building and the building shell is adapted for. The lack of knowledge of the homeowners, can result in that they accidentally fill the longitudinal ventilation slits on the cold roof that is there to maintain the natural ventilation and prevent air from drying out any moisture.

    The aim is to find thus out:

    • How much knowledge do the homeowners have about the risk of moisture problems in the cold roof, and how to prevent future moisture damage in the best way, depending on the design of the roof?

    • Is there a risk of moisture problems for the objects studied, based on moisture measurements and high moisture content?

    The method chosen for the study was semi-structured interviews, containing sixteen questions, with homeowners and measurements of relative humidity of air and wood and the moisture content in the wood. The study was limited to the spring of 2016 and to four homeowners.

    It turned out to differ little among the interviewers on how much knowledge they had about moisture in cold roofs and how much knowledge they possess today. Some had enough knowledge to prevent moisture damage while others needed more information. Several felt that the insurance company is where they have to acquire information from, preferably in the form of a leaflet with short questions, sent out annually.

    The measurements proved to give good results with little risk of moisture damage to the cold roofs. There were no high moisture content in neither truss nor inside roof.

  • 30.
    Djärv, Jesper
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Israelsson, Daniel
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Uttorkning i betong: En jämförelse av uttorkningstider mellan bascement och byggcement.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In construction projects, moisture problems have been discovered in concrete slabs where plastic mats have been released from the substrate. One of the problems reported in the media is the change from Portland cement to fly ash cement. Fly ash cement is a cement with 14% fly ash mixed with portland clinker. The reason that cement manufacturers use fly ash, which is a residual product from powder-fired coal power plants, is that it reduces the amount of portland clinkers that release large amounts of carbon dioxide during production.

    Cement is the concrete binder and when fly ashes are used, less amount of water is bound in the concrete's hydration process. To investigate the difference in dehydration found in concrete with fly ash cement and Portland cement, two concrete samples were obtained with the same concrete recipe and VCT numbers, but with different cement types. These concrete samples were stored in a heated local with low relative humidity. Moisture measurements were carried out according to the current regulations. These results were compared with the moisture predictions from TorkaS and BI Dry, which are the most commonly used moisture calculation programs. At the same time, various actors from the construction industry were interviewed to investigate how they perceived the problem of dehydration in concrete.

    The moisture measurements showed no significant difference between concrete with base cement and building cement. When compared with the forecasted values from the moisture calculation programs, it was found that the Dry values were very close to the measured moisture values, while BI Dry's values were well below the measured values. The interviews revealed that the construction industry has many questions about dehydration in concrete. On the other hand, there are difficulties in determining what is the basis for the problems. If there is a change from the portland cement to the fly ash cement, or the handling of the concrete at an early stage after the casting affects. However, if the moisture issue is taken up early in the construction process, it is possible to save both time and money. The construction industry needs to be educated how the process of desiccation works to increase understanding of the problem.

  • 31.
    Edvardsson, Karin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Road Technology. KTH.
    Gustafsson, Alf
    Magnusson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Road Technology.
    Dust suppressants efficiency study: in situ measurements of dust generation on gravel roads2012In: The international journal of pavement engineering, ISSN 1029-8436, E-ISSN 1477-268X, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 11-31Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dust suppressants were applied on fifteen 1 km long test sections at four sites in Sweden during three summer seasons with the objective to compare their relative efficiency and determine minimum application rates in Nordic climate. Dust generation from the test sections was measured both visually and by PM10 measurements. All products except lignosulphonate, sugar and bitumen emulsion showed acceptable efficiency. Chloride solutions were the most efficient. Results indicate the possibility to reduce application rates of chlorides by applying them as solutions instead of solids. The minimum application rate for a chloride solution was estimated at 0.8m(3)/km, which is equivalent to a rate reduction of 50% by weight compared with traditionally applied rates of solid chloride. The results are expected to reduce life cycle costs for gravel roads and contribute to environmental gains by reducing the release of dust into the atmosphere and chemicals into the environment.

  • 32.
    Edvardsson, Karin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Magnusson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Road Technology.
    Impact of fine materials content on the transport of dust suppressants in gravel road wearing courses2011In: Journal of materials in civil engineering, ISSN 0899-1561, E-ISSN 1943-5533, Vol. 23, no 8, p. 1163-1170Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A significant problem when dust-suppressing agents are used on gravel roads is that they tend to leach during rainfall. The purpose of this study is to illustrate this problem by using laboratory studies and studies in situ. Both capillary rise and leaching of suppressants were examined by using cylinders filled with wearing course material. Chloride was more prone than lignosulphonate to transport upwards by means of capillary rise, and therefore, it showed a more effective performance over a longer period of time. Optimal percentages of fine material for minimal lignosulphonate and chloride leaching were found to be 15% by weight and 10-15% by weight, respectively. Ions of calcium chloride seemed to flocculate clay particles, which probably prevents them from leaching. To study the in situ longevity of fine material in general, calcium carbonate, mesa, was used as a marker. The fine material in gravel wearing courses must be replenished regularly. Mesa loss was up to 80% after 1 year. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000282. (C) 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • 33.
    Elf, Marie
    et al.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Dougherty, Mark
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Computer Engineering.
    The role for simulation in the design of new health care environments2003In: The 8th International Congress in Nursing Informatics - NI2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Emborg, Emma
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Miljöbetong för hållbart byggande: En analys av betongblandningar med mer miljövänliga tillsatsmaterial2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to study how concrete can be made more environmentally friendly with as well as without fly ash and how this can then be evaluated using a new computer program for the Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This work also includes studies using a simulation tool, Production Planning Concrete (PPB) on the temperature and strength development of concrete.

    Concrete is an important construction material that has been used for thousands of years. The concrete ingredients are mostly natural materials that have a low environmental impact: stone, gravel, sand and water. The cement is, however, a material that still requires high energy consumption during manufacturing and produces large carbon emissions, at present about 2-3% of Sweden's total amount of carbon emissions.

    Environmental impact is an important topic and building industry operators today are keen to develop building materials that make as little environmental impact as possible. The materials must also be evaluated in a fair and timely manner in order to be compared with each other. There are new rules for the admixtures used in concrete, which means that it is now possible to add, for example, fly ash or slag in the mix at the concrete factory to produce concrete with less environmental impact. Cement and Concrete Research Institute (Cement- och Betonginstitutet), together with the trade association Swedish Concrete (Svensk Betong) also developed a tool to make declarations for these more environmentally friendly concrete mixes. These declarations are called Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). At the same time, there is now on the market a new program that calculates early strength growth in various production scenarios. The program is called Production Planning Concrete (PPB).

    The work has involved a literature review and preparation of background data to insert in the two calculation programs used. The theory addresses the environmental impact of the various constituent materials of the concrete, how the concrete's properties are determined and what these mean, and what EPDs are and how they are made. After the literature review, calculations and simulations have been done in computer programs, which have resulted in a variety of charts and tables presented in the report.

    One of the conclusions of the work is that the production of cement is the part of the concrete that has the largest impact on the environment, and by replacing a portion of the cement with fly ash reduces the environmental impact evidently. Another conclusion from the work is that concrete with fly ash has a slower rate of strength development and are more likely to freeze in the early stages, which should be taken into consideration in the planning and design of the building process.

    The work also shows that the results of the EPD calculations and strength simulations can be useful for concrete manufacturers developing new products, while they also can be used by clients and contractors to get information about a concrete's environmental impact and characteristics.

  • 35.
    Embretsen, Erik
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Häggström, Joel
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Slitlager på broar: En kunskapssammanställning om slitlager på broar med fokus på slitbetong2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report is the result of a study conducted to try to identify the most important factors affecting the choice of surface course on bridges. The study also aimed to clarify the reasons for which surface course were previously chosen and should be chosen in the future. The result of the study is that the surface course are likely to be chosen on unclear grounds without a clear motivation and unclear guidelines. It is often that private opinions have a big influence on the choice of the surface course. Economics, type of contract or aesthetics are other crucial factors in choosing of the surface course. The study has been conducted using in-depth interviews with people having knowledge in the field.

  • 36. Eriksson, Anna-Maria
    Energieffektivisering av klimatskal med hänsyn till kulturhistorisk värdering: Fallstudier av tre befintliga småhus från 1900-talet ur bevarandesynpunkt2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Increasingly stringent legal requirements make it difficult to energy efficiency in existing buildings without changing their appearance.

    The purpose of the study is to investigate how much energy, for three existing single-family homes built in the 1900s, which is achievable by improving the building envelope, ie, ceilings, walls, floors, windows and doors, without distorting the building's appearance and while maintaining their cultural values.

    The work consisted of a pilot study where three buildings were identified, a research stage where information about the buildings were developed and an inference stage where energy saving measures proposed were developed and evaluated. Buildings that were good representatives of their time and style sought. Buildings from the 1910s, 1930s and 1970s, was located. Since it was done case studies, interviews and surveys. To investigate the building envelope was conducted U-value calculations and energy calculations of the existing building commitment and buildings based on the proposed policy proposals.

    None of the buildings reached after the proposed action down to the passive house requirement 59 kWh/year/m2 Atemp or BBR requirement 110 kWh/year/m2 Atemp for a building-specific energy consumption. The maximum possible energy efficiency for the three buildings erected during the 1900s, which is achievable without corrupting the buildings' appearance while preserving their cultural values is 13.0 kWh/year/m2 Atemp, 49.7 kWh/year/m2 Atemp respectively 64.8 kWh/year/m2 Atemp.

    Conclusions of the work is that buildings from the 1910's can be addressed by isolating the windows, put one extra door on the inside of the front door and additional insulation in sloping roof. Buildings from the 1930s can be addressed by isolating windows with insulating glass on the inside of the windows and doors with an extra door on the inside of the front door. Buildings from the 1970s can fix the windows by changing them into energy windows, no action on the floor but the facade insulated externally with vacuum insulation. The building from the 1970s fared best in the comparison because it was the authentic condition from the beginning, which meant that the improvement was greater than for example the building from the 1910s that was already rebuilt before action was proposed.

  • 37.
    Eriksson, Emma
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Samarbetsutveckling i traditionella entreprenader: Riktlinjer för ökat samarbete och färre konflikter kopplade till ÄTA-arbeten2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The construction industry has been criticized for the relationship between the client and the contractor. The

    contractor is perceived to take low cost contracts and then claim compensation for correctional and additional work,

    CAW. Compensation requirements for CAW is one of the main reasons for conflicts in the construction industry. Clients

    are suspicious of the contractor's claim for compensation, which reduces trust. Partnering is advocated as the solution to

    conflicts associated with CAW. The client and the contractor then work loyally instead of only seeking their own interests

    and focusing on what is best for the project. A working co-operation climate reduces negative discussions, and to achieve

    this, cooperation and various cooperative activities are required. Implementation of cooperation activities has a major

    impact on cooperation. There is a significant benefit in establishing a way of working that allows for a tractable handling

    of correctional and additional work.

    Purpose:

    The purpose of the study is to develop guidelines for how cooperation between client and contractor in

    construction contracts can increase, thus reducing conflicts associated with correctional and additional work.

    Restrictions:

    The study was restricted to include execution and total contracts within the framework of AB04 and

    ABT06. Only public clients were interviewed and from contractors, employees of NCC Sverige AB. Collaborative

    activities and tools on which the study is based are present in partnering projects and Extended Collaboration Level 1. The

    study was geographically restricted to actors in the Dala / Gävleborg / Uppsala region.

    Method:

    A literature study was conducted regarding the handling and regulation of correctional and additional work in

    AB04 and ABT06 as well as tools and activities for development of cooperation. A qualitative data collection was

    conducted with semi structured interviews.

    Result:

    Both client and contractor benefit from collaborating. Cooperation must permeate the entire corporate

    organization and the right people with the right will and conditions are a must. The parties must get to know each other

    early. A good relationship provides a smooth management of CAW, a clear and transparent dialogue must be conducted.

    The contractor does not earn money on CAW, as it is difficult to get paid for the disturbance. The clients believe that they

    reach far enough without Partnering.

    Conclusion:

    The study leads to the guidelines: Work for cooperation to permeate the business organization, appoint

    collaborator, early activity for the parties to get to know each other, establish common goals, meetings for collaborative

    development, transparency on economics and risks, study the extent of the contract, change attitude towards AB04 and

    ABT06 as well as establishing a clear and transparent dialogue regarding correctional and additional work.

  • 38.
    Eriksson, Jimmy
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Nilsson, Jonas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Partnering: Arbetsuppgifter och egenskaper hos arbetsledning i produktion2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Partnering is a way of work that is becoming more and more popular within the

    construction industry. The interest for partnering and the idea for this thesis

    came through a lecture that was held for the students at Högskolan Dalarna. The

    purpose of this theisis project was primarily to investigate if there were any

    differences in work tasks in leadership in a total contract versus a partnering

    contract. A secondary purpose was to see which personal qualities were

    considered important to have in partnering.

    The chosen method of carrying out the work became a more extended literary

    study. The literary study was then compared with interviews with people with

    good insight into partnering and the management situation.

    Partnering is a collaborative form that occurred in the united states in the 1980´s.

    The engineer group that created partnering aimed at getting a more productive

    way of working in the construction industry, and also to make it more similar to

    the automotive industry.

    There are a few factors that must occur in order for a partnering project to be

    called a partnering project. These factors are presented in the report.

    There is not much that differs from the tasks contained in a total contract versus

    a partnering contract. Although the way the tasks are conducted may differ.

    Some important conclusions that are drawn from this work, among other things

    are that work tasks do not significantly differ and that personal qualities such as

    openness, responsiveness, commitment and accuracy appear as desired

    characteristics.

  • 39.
    Eriksson, Magnus
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Denkji, Jack
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Vattenskador i byggnader: Hur de teoretiska branschreglerna fungerar i praktiken2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Water damages in buildings cost more than 6 billion SEK per year in Sweden. It is a figure

    that the insurance companies want and are working for to decrease.

    Sweden are constantly building new constructions, today's technology is a much more

    advanced one then it was in the past and the need for greater knowledge is a requirement to

    not build errors. The materials and the construction methods become more and more complex

    by time. Now days the materials interact with each other and are built in inside the walls

    where it is not visible if there is a leak. More professionals should collaborate with each other

    because it’s more complex there are more laws and rules that must be followed. The artisans

    must be trained theoretically today to gain knowledge and understanding of their job.

    The aim with this work was primarily to investigate how the theoretically under the laws and

    rules should be built and how it actually performed in practice.

    The report deals with water damage that occurs inside the villas. The theoretical laws and

    industry regulations examined in this report will be the newest versions that apply today.

    The method that was used in this work is essentially meetings and contact with the people in

    the industry. The people who will be interviewed are plumbers, vocational school, adult

    education, insurance, tilers, carpet layers, materials dealers other companies in the industry.

    Cooperation with Länsförsäkringar Dalarna AB will take place throughout the project.

    The result of the surveys was that there is a gap between what is theoretically being carried

    out and how it is carried out in practice. Since the law says it should be built so that there will

    be no water damage, but it still occur water damages. It suggests that there is a problem

    between theory and practice. The problems for the artisans include stress, industry

    regulations, coordination, customers and price etc.

    Industry rules problem is that they can be misinterpreted and are too academically written.

    Coordination between the different professional groups is too poor, provide training to the

    carpenters so that they have more knowledge about plumbing fitter profession.

    The conclusion of this work is that there is a gap between what is theoretically being carried

    out and how it is carried out in practice. Industry rules must be even better written and

    designed.

    One example is clear that there is a problem with how the industry rules are designed, is that

    most interview participants in this survey felt that ROT rules were too vague and difficult to

    read.

    Very many also believe that ROT rules do not work as they should in the practice as it is in

    practice very difficult to motivate the customer economical to build entirely by industry

    regulations. The renovation work can be very large and expensive changes to achieve the

    industry standard rules. Then craftsmen use deviations that customers do not have much

    knowledge of and what they mean.

  • 40.
    Eriksson, Marie-Louise
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Korrelation mellan spårriktningsåtgärder och befästningstyp, ballastålder, rälåder samt rälvikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish Transport Administration has stated that the maintenance of the Swedish railway network has been neglected. To maintain adequate supply of transport in the long term preventative measures are required. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze how fastening, ballast age, rail age and rail weight influence the need for tamping action on the Swedish railway network. The purpose is also to clarify if the used method is useful for further analysis on the topic.

    The work was based on the Swedish Transport Administrations infrastructure data from the years 2007-2013 consisting of information about tamping, fastening, rail, ballast, freight traffic, passenger traffic, tonnage and traffic volume. A selection was carried out to simplify the study and then Excel was used to correlate data. Analysis about fastening was conducted per track meter, while the analysis for the rail and ballast was conducted per line section.

    An analysis, weighted for the volume of traffic in terms of gross tonnage and number of trains show that the type of fastening that requires the most tamping actions is Rail Spike while the fastening that is currently used for new construction, Pandrol Fastclip, is one type that requires few tamping actions. The median age for tamping actions was 22 years regarding both ballast and rail. The rail mean weight that requires the most tamping actions is according to the results 50 kg/m, which is also the most common rail weight.

    The method used in this thesis provides a good foundation for further study but should be evaluated and developed for use in preparation of economic effect models of maintenance for the Swedish railway network.

  • 41.
    Erlingsson, Mattias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Tillskottseffektens påverkani klimatkammare: En fallstudie av U-värdet för en massivträskiva2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Näringslivet i Dalarna har efterfrågat möjligheten att testa byggkomponenters energiprestanda för att utveckla dessa ytligare ur energisynpunkt. Högskolan Dalarna har i och med det investerat i en klimatkammare. I klimatkammaren skapas det två klimat, ett kallt utomhusklimat och ett varmt inomhus klimat.

    En av de första byggkomponenter som testades var en massivträskiva. De initiala mätningarna av massivträskivan påvisade ett bättre U-värde än teoretiskt förväntat. Detta stärkte behovet av att innan fortsatta mätningar kunde göras utreda orsaken till avvikelsen. Därmed ändrades huvudinriktningen på examensarbetet till att utveckla metoden för klimatkammaren. Fokus lades på att ta fram beräkningsmodeller för tillskottseffekt till mätlådan i klimatkammaren, då denna tillskottseffekt inte var implicerad.

    Massivträskivan testades vid fyra olika ute temperaturer, +10°C, 0°C, -10°C och -20°C. Resultatet från massivträskivan var att U-värdet förbättrades vid kallare temperatur men de var alla bättre än teoretiskt förväntat.

    Tre olika beräkningsmodeller för tillskottseffekt har arbetats fram och applicerats på mätdata för en kalibreringsvägg med kända termiska egenskaper. Resultatet från beräkningsmodellerna visar att kalibreringen av klimatkammaren är bristfällig vid 0°C då kalibreringsväggens U-värde är cirka 4.5 % bättre än vad de borde vara, vid de andra kalibrerings temperaturer är skillnaden endast 1 %.

    Slutsatsen är att klimatkammaren på Högskolan Dalarna behöver finjusteras och om kalibreras för att få verifierbara resultat för U-värdes mätningar.

  • 42.
    Espegren, Yanina
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Carling, Kenneth
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Olsmats, Carl
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Smart online grocery delivery and peri-urbanconsumers’ attitudes2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To explore consumers’ attitudes towards e-commerce, in particular online grocery shopping, and its delivery in non-dense areas for the purpose of designing smart last-mile solutions.

    Approach: The state-of-the-art of smart e-commerce delivery in dense areas was identified by a review of the literature. It was expected that this knowledge could be transferred to non-dense areas. This prediction was examined and explored further by making use of four focus groups recruited in a Swedish mid-sized town.

    Findings: Respondents were generally positive towards e-commerce, although mixed attitudes were found with regard to online grocery shopping. Further, the willingness to pay for flexible, smart and sustainable delivery was low, with a notable exception for local produce.

    Originality: The knowledge acquired and solution developed in dense areas is not readily transferred to non-dense areas. There is scope for developing new Business Models for the supply chain of local produce. For the prototype testing and roll-out of smart e-commerce delivery platforms, the online local produce market is recommended.

  • 43.
    Fiedler, Frank
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.
    Bales, Chris
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.
    Persson, Jannika
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Gustavsson, Marcus
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.
    Kovacs, Peter
    RISE.
    Hemlin, Olleper
    RISE.
    Ollas, Patrik
    RISE.
    Thuvander, Liane
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskolan.
    Femenías, Paula
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskolan.
    Lundin, Michelle
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskolan.
    Larsson, David
    Solkompaniet.
    Miljontak Delprojekt 2: Sammanfattning av litteratursammanställning2018Report (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Fiedler, Frank
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Bales, Chris
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Persson, Tomas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Optimisation method for solar heating systems in combination with pellet boilers/stoves2007In: International Journal of Green Energy, ISSN 1543-5075, E-ISSN 1543-5083, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 325-337Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study an optimisation method for the design of combined solar and pellet heating systems is presented and evaluated. The paper describes the steps of the method by applying it for an example system. The objective of the optimisation was to find the design parameters that give the lowest auxiliary energy (pellet fuel + auxiliary electricity) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions for a system with a typical load, a single family house in Sweden. Weighting factors have been used for the auxiliary energy use and CO emissions to give a combined objective function. Different weighting factors were tested. The results show that extreme weighting factors lead to their own minima. However, it was possible to find factors that ensure low values for both auxiliary energy and CO emissions, and suitable weighting factors are suggested.

  • 45.
    Fiedler, Frank
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Bales, Chris
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Persson, Tomas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Nordlander, Svante
    Comparison of carbon monoxide emissions and electricity consumption of modulating and non-modulating pellet and solar heating systems2007In: International journal of energy research (Print), ISSN 0363-907X, E-ISSN 1099-114X, Vol. 31, no 10, p. 915-930Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emission and electricity consumption are important aspects of a pellet heating system. Low noxious emissions, particularly carbon monoxide, are a measure of a well-performing system. High carbon monoxide emissions are often caused by unnecessary cycling of the burner, poor adjustment of the combustion air and insufficient maintenance. The carbon monoxide output, the thermal performance and the electricity consumption for modulating and non-modulating operation mode have been investigated by simulations of four stoves/boilers as part of combined solar and pellet heating systems. The systems have been modelled with the simulation programme TRNSYS and simulated with the boundary conditions for space heating demand, hot water load and climate data as used in earlier research projects. The results from the simulations show that operating the pellet units with modulating combustion power reduces the number of starts and stops but does not necessarily reduce the carbon monoxide output. Whether the carbon monoxide output can be reduced or not depends very strongly on the reduction of starts and stops and how much the carbon monoxide emissions increase with decreased combustion power, which are in turn dependent on the particular settings of each pellet burner and how the heat is transferred to the building. However, for most systems the modulating operation mode has a positive impact on carbon monoxide emissions. Considering the total auxiliary energy demand, including the electricity demand of the pellet units, the modulating combustion control is advantageous for systems 1 and 4 for the used boundary conditions. The study also shows that an appropriate sizing of the stove or boiler has a huge potential for energy saving and carbon monoxide emission reduction.

  • 46.
    Fiedler, Frank
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Bales, Chris
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Vestlund, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Monitoring results of combined pellet and solar heating system2007In: ISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007, 2007, Vol. 2, p. 867-871Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study the monitoring results of prototype installation of a recently developed solar combisystem have been evaluated. The system, that uses a water jacketed pellet stove as auxiliary heater, was installed in a single family house in Borlänge/Sweden. In order to allow an evaluation under realistic conditions the system has been monitored for a time period of one year. From the measurements of the system it could be seen that it is important that the pellet stove has a sufficient buffer store volume to minimize cycling. The measurements showed also that the stove gives a lower share of the produced heat to the water loop than measured under stationary conditions. The solar system works as expected and covers the heat demand during the summer and a part of the heat demand during spring and autumn. Potential for optimization exists for the parasitic electricity demand. The system consumes 680 kWh per year for pumps, valves and controllers which is more than 4% of the total primary heating energy demand.

  • 47.
    Fiedler, Frank
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Nordlander, Svante
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Persson, Tomas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Bales, Chris
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Environmental Engineering.
    Thermal performance of combined solar and pellet heating systems2006In: Renewable energy, ISSN 0960-1481, E-ISSN 1879-0682, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 73-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Various pellet heating systems are marketed in Sweden, some of them in combination with a solar heating system. Several types of pellet heating units are available and can be used for a combined system. This article compares four typical combined solar and pellet heating systems: System 1 and 2 with a pellet stove, system 3 with a store integrated pellet burner and system 4 with a pellet boiler. The often lower efficiency of pellet heaters compared to oil or gas heaters increases the final energy demand. Consequently heat losses of the various systems have been studied. The systems have been modeled in TRNSYS and simulated with parameters identified from measurements. For almost all systems the flue gas losses are the main heat losses except for system 3 where store heat losses prevail. Relevant are also the heat losses of the burner and the boiler to the ambient. Significant leakage losses are noticed for system 3 and 4. For buildings with an open internal design system 1 is the most efficient solution. Other buildings should preferably apply system 2 or 3. The right choice of the system depends also on whether the heater is placed inside or outside of the heated area. Unlike the expectations and results from other studies, the operation of the pellet heaters with modulating combustion power is not necessarily improving the performance. A large potential for system optimization exists for all studied systems, which when applied could alter the relative merits of the different system types.

  • 48.
    Fiedler, Frank
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Persson, Tomas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
    Annual CO-emissions of combined pellet and solar heating systems2007In: ISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007, 2007, Vol. 4, p. 2468-2472Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Emissions are an important aspect of a pellet heating system. High carbon monoxide emissions are often caused by unnecessary cycling of the burner when the burner is operated below the lowest combustion power. Combining pellet heating systems with a solar heating system can significantly reduce cycling of the pellet heater and avoid the inefficient summer operation of the pellet heater. The aim of this paper was to study CO-emissions of the different types of systems and to compare the yearly CO-emissions obtained from simulations with the yearly CO-emissions calculated based on the values that are obtained by the standard test methods. The results showed that the yearly CO-emissions obtained from the simulations are significant higher than the yearly CO-emissions calculated based on the standard test methods. It is also shown that for the studied systems the average emissions under these realistic annual conditions were greater than the limit values of two Eco-labels. Furthermore it could be seen that is possible to almost halve the CO-emission if the pellet heater is combined with a solar heating system.

  • 49.
    Franzon, Joffe
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Hur en armerad betongbalk dimensioneras för hål i livet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the design stage, conflicts between installations and bodies often arise. In multi-story

    buildings huge profits can be made from being able to make holes in concrete beams in

    order to carry an installation through the beam. But the knowledge of how the beam is to

    be dimensioned for larger holes is not generally known.

    Two concrete manuals with different calculation methods have therefore been analyzed to

    evaluate which of these could be the basis for a calculation template. The prerequisites

    were defined as beams without prestressed concrete, with rectangular cross-sections and

    square or rectangular holes.

    The Mathcad calculation program was used to make two calculation templates for the

    Swedish and Norwegian methods. As a calculation example, dimensions and loads were

    used from an experimental study in Egypt 2005. In that study, the beam was exposed to

    loads that brought it to failure. Their theoretical failure capacity was in line with the

    practical values.

    A comparison of the amount of reinforcement and execution was made between the three

    different models. It turned out that the Norwegian model was the most similar to the

    Egyptian. The reinforcement of the Norwegian model was the most similar to that of the

    Egyptian model, but the amount of reinforcement was slightly less.

    The Swedish model was not considered reliable for design purposes. As the Norwegian

    model had a little less reinforcement, it was considered necessary to add a safety factor or

    perform a load capacity test in order to ensure the beam’s capacity.

  • 50.
    Fredin, Andreas
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Snöborgs, Oscar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Energimässig och kostnadsmässig jämförelse av FTX och FX system i landet: Jämförelse av två alternativa renoverings lösningar för värmeåtervinning i flerbostadshus2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report includes an energy- and geographical comparison between two alternative renovation solutions for heat recovery in apartment buildings. The survey includes a typical apartment building that is representative of the ‘Miljon Program’, and was carried out because of the ongoing debate about which system works best for the renovation of apartment buildings. The project work was carried out with simulations through an Excel-based program called TMF Energy 2.2 developed by SP, Sweden’s Technical Research Institute.

    he purpose of this project was to develop two geographical representations of Sweden that would show where in the country the two different ventilation and heat recovery systems worked most efficiently regarding primary energy and energy costs for heating.

    The results showed that there was no threshold, boundary of grey area in the country, one of the systems was more efficient in terms of primary energy use and the other system was more energy cost efficient.

    The discussion section of this report includes a variety of topics such as primary energy factors, how to manage requirements, why airtightness affects the systems differently and energy costs for district heating.

    The conclusions that were drawn from the results includes that the FTX-system is the most primary energy efficient and that the FX-system is the most energy cost efficient. There was no boundary or grey area in the country for the chosen building, and the FTX-system is affected more by varying airtightness than the FX-system.

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