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Lina La Fleur


A large part of the Swedish housing stock is in need of renovation. Energy issues are central, and finding solutions for improving energy efficiency when buildings undergo renovation is an important step towards a more sustainable future.

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