Large potential to save energy from renovation

More and more attention is directed towards improving energy efficiency in our buildings. When buildings are in need of renovation we have a window of opportunity for implementing measures that decreases energy use.

My research focuses on the effects on energy performance from renovation of buildings. A common problem when buildings undergo renovation is that energy saving goals are not always reached. In my research I address this gap between what is technically possible and the savings that we actually achieve, by studying the renovation of a Swedish post war multifamily building. I have performed field measurement of indoor climate and energy flows before and after the renovation, and I study the dynamic effects on the energy balance using whole building simulation. I want to increase understanding of the potential for energy savings from building renovation, how this potential can be achieved and the reasons to why it is not always reached.


  • Master of Science in Environmental Science, Linköping University, Sweden, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Linköping University, Sweden, 2008