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Energy and Building Design

Welcome to the Division of Energy and Building Design

Buildings account for 40 percent of the total energy use in Sweden. Due to its strong links to environmental impacts, it is a central goal of the society to reduce energy use within the building sector. Our work focuses on aims and means to create energy-efficient buildings, for example by insulating buildings well, and to utilise solar energy and daylight and to use solar shading devices to protect against unwanted solar gains. Effects of various building designs are studied regarding energy use (both for heating and cooling) and thermal and visual indoor climate.