Characterization and modeling of the EU building stock

Start date 01/01/2009
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2013

​The aim of this project is to develop and assess a methodology which can evaluate and structure different energy efficiency measures in the existing building stock (Swedish and European). Energy efficiency measures have been shown to be cost effective but yet, experience shows that these measures are not implemented. The reason is lack of knowledge and information with respect to cost and effect of the different measures and that it is not obvious in which order the measures should be implemented. The methodology has the aim to assess the effect and costs for different energy efficiency measures when applied to an entire building stock (Swedish and selected EU countries). The methodology is based on a simplified heat balance model for a building designed so that that the model can use available statistics for an entire building stock as represented by a number of sample buildings (e.g. 1400 sample buildings for the Swedish stock, investigated in a preliminary work by the authors in cooperation with the Boverket) and also use a so called artefact building based on national statistics to be representative for the entire stock. To develop the proposed methodology is of great societal value with respect to designing policy measures as well as to assess the industrial business opportunities for energy efficiency measures in the Swedish and European building stocks.


The project is carried out at the Division of Building Technology.

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Keywords: energy use, energy efficiency, building stock, co2 mitigation, archetype buildings

Project members

Project leader
Filip Johnsson

Project members
Filip Johnsson
Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
Erika Mata

Erika Mata

Chalmers Areas of Advance
​Built Environment

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