Towards the EU emissions targets of 2050 : optimal energy renovation measures of Finnish apartment buildings
- Tampere University of Technology
- Nanjing Tech University
Member countries of the European Union have released targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by the year 2050. Energy use in buildings is a major source of these emissions, which is why this study focused on the cost-optimal renovation of Finnish apartment buildings. Apartment buildings from four different construction years (pre-1976, 1976–2002, 2003–2009 and post-2010) were modelled, using three different heating systems: district heating, ground-source heat pump and exhaust air heat pump. Multi-objective optimisation was utilised to find the most cost-effective energy renovation measures. Most cost-effective renovation measures were ground-source heat pumps, demand-based ventilation and solar electricity. Additional thermal insulation of walls was usually too expensive. By performing only the cost-effective renovations, the emissions could be reduced by 80%, 82%, 69% and 68%, from the oldest to the newest buildings, respectively. This could be done with the initial investment cost of 296, 235, 115 and 104 €/m2, respectively.
|Julkaisu||International Journal of Sustainable Energy|
|Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä||18 joulukuuta 2018|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 9 elokuuta 2019|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu|