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Energy efficiency and reduction of emissions

Self-sufficient residential area in an urban environment - energy analysis and optimization

This project will contribute to meeting the goals of Swedish and European energy policy, by showing how to build and run homes efficiently with self-produced energy. A subsequent pilot project with the construction of multi-family and terraced houses will be a model for Swedish real estate companies that build and manage properties.

Concluded

Start

2019-12-01

Conclusion

2020-11-30

Main financing

Collaboration partners

Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Bengt Stridh

+4621107352

bengt.stridh@mdh.se

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The innovative YEAH concept proposes a self-sufficient residential area in an urban environment that is not connected to electricity grids, district heating or municipal water and sewage. The concept can contribute to meeting the goals of Swedish and European energy policy. This research project (which is an extended feasibility study) aims to find out if this is technically and economically realistic. The work includes 1) inventory of the energy system's key components, its investment and maintenance costs, etc .; 2) further development of a simulation model for optimizing energy and economy for the two housing types intended in a first demonstration of the YEAH concept; and 3) a construction of the model into a residential area where Buildings are connected and simulated together. The results are compiled in a scientific publication and form the basis for a forthcoming pilot project application to build a completely self-sufficient residential area in Jönköping.

This research project is a feasibility study that will answer the question of whether it is technically and economically realistic to build a residential area completely self-sufficient in electricity, heat and water. If the result of the study is positive, it will form the basis for a future project application for a pilot project to build a residential area in Jönköping completely self-sufficient in electricity, heat and water and take care of its own sewer.


Activities

- Inventory of market for key components in terms of price and performance
- Energy analysis phase 1 - individual property
- Energy analysis phase 2 - residential area
- Evaluation and further development of the concept before the demo, including financial analysis
- Communication and dissemination



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