Assessing the Potential of Energy Retrofitting and Renewables in the Campus of Lund University

  • Yurui Huang
  • Yuchen Yang
  • Vahid M. NikEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


Several concerns about energy have been discussed during recent decades, such as the shortage of traditional energy resource, increase of energy price and destruction of the living environment. To solve these problems, sustainable development of energy become a preferential task all around the world. Under current circumstances, applying energy saving measures and using renewable energy resource are two of the best choices. The goal of this study is to assess the potential of applying energy saving measures and adding renewable energy resource for the campus of Lund University in Sweden. Energy consumption simulations towards representative buildings were performed for both current and future climatic conditions, meanwhile, investigating the potential of adding solar and wind energy. For energy saving perspective, results show that adding insulation material to old walls, adjusting heating and cooling set points, applying high-efficient heat recovery system, and adding shading devices would have significant effects. Effects of future climatic conditions on heating and cooling energy consumption are considerable. From adding renewable energy resources perspective, results show that the campus of Lund University have enough potential to applying solar and wind energy resources by installing PV systems and small-scale wind turbines. Besides, future climatic condition would not have huge or certain influence on renewable energy applications.


Energy retrofitting Renewable energy sources Climate change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureHuzhou UniversityHuzhouChina
  2. 2.Division of Building Physics, Department of Building and Environmental TechnologyLund UniversityLundSweden
  3. 3.Division of Building Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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