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Prokofiev, Elias, 2014. Carbon Critical Masterplanning tool : klimatpåverkan från samhällsplaneringsprojekt. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Energy and Technology

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With the climate change issues growing in importance on the social agenda, the field of urban masterplanning is of no exception when it comes to minimizing the carbon footprint in a variety of projects. The aim of this thesis has been to prepare the Carbon Critical Masterplanning tool, a software plugin for carbon dioxide emissions assessment developed by Atkins, to be used in Swedish conditions. The main targets were to improve the areas of the tool associated with energy conversion and renewable energy sources, and to test the tool in a real case.

A planned construction of a new campus in Albano, Stockholm was chosen for the pilot study. A 3D model was built in the tool and the carbon footprint was calculated for a variety
of combinations for energy supply to the future area. The results show that use of locally installed renewable energy sources can reduce the total climate impact when life cycle
perspective is applied. Largest reduction of emissions on an annual basis can be achieved by heat production from solar collectors and neighbourhood-scale biofuel plants.
Masterplanning tool can be considered as a useful assistant during a masterplanning process, from creation of early sketches to detailed development plans. Depending on the project specifications, a certain degree of adjustment will however be needed in order to receive meaningful results. Development of the two large areas of the tool – emissions related to traffic and waste management, which are not covered by this thesis, are to be completed in
order to obtain an overall view of the climate impact of masterplanning.

Main title:Carbon Critical Masterplanning tool
Subtitle:klimatpåverkan från samhällsplaneringsprojekt
Authors:Prokofiev, Elias
Supervisor:Sundberg, Cecilia and Lundin, Leif
Examiner:Nordberg, Åke
Series:Examensarbete / Institutionen för energi och teknik, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:2014:15
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:TE2SY Energy Systems Engineering (admitted before July 1, 2010) 300 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Keywords:klimatpåverkan, LCA, livscykelanalys, energianvändning i byggnader, samhällsplanering, förnybar energi, emissionsfaktor
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3632
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3632
Subjects:Energy resources management
Renewable energy resources
Computer and library sciences
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:28 Aug 2014 12:23
Metadata Last Modified:28 Aug 2014 12:23

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