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CO2 emission consequences of energy measures in buildings
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems.
2002 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, Vol. 37, no 12, 1421-1430 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper studies the way in which CO2 emission levels are affected by different measures to reduce energy consumption in a building. A case study is presented which deals with a residential building in Navestad, a suburb of the Swedish city Norrköping. The building is supplied with district heating primarily delivered from a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Three types of energy measures are studied: extra insulation, new types of window and the introduction of a heat pump. The first perspective is the city of Norrköping, with the system boundary encompassing the residential building and the CHP plants. A second worst case scenario is then presented: a Nordic perspective in which electricity produced in coal condensing power plants is assumed to cover the marginal electricity production. With the former perspective, the measures extra insulation and new windows reduce the CO2 emissions, and with the latter both measures increase the CO2 emissions. The measures extra insulation and new windows are ranked, with respect to cost for the first perspective, using a cost reduction curve for CO2 emissions. In the paper, costs from the ExternE research project are also used. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2002. Vol. 37, no 12, 1421-1430 p.
Keyword [en]
Buildings, CO2-reduction, Energy systems, Spare heating
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46809DOI: 10.1016/S0360-1323(01)00114-7OAI: diva2:267705
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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