Sustainable Renovation Strategy in the Swedish Million Homes Programme: A Case Study
AbstractSweden has a large multifamily housing stock that was built between 1960 and 1975. An important current issue is how this stock can be renovated in a sustainable way. The article analyses a strategy used by a suburban municipal housing company that had clear social ambitions and offered the tenants three options of renovation: Mini, Midi and Maxi. Most tenants chose the Mini alternative which meant that they could afford to stay and that there was no increase in costs for the social authorities. An investment analysis showed that the Mini alternative had a positive net present value, but that the Midi and Maxi alternatives were more profitable. Even though there was no clear environmental focus in the renovation, energy use was reduced by 8%. As a conclusion, the study shows that a sustainable renovation is possible but that there are a number of conflicts between the different dimensions of sustainability. View Full-Text
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Lind, H.; Annadotter, K.; Björk, F.; Högberg, L.; Af Klintberg, T. Sustainable Renovation Strategy in the Swedish Million Homes Programme: A Case Study. Sustainability 2016, 8, 388.
Lind H, Annadotter K, Björk F, Högberg L, Af Klintberg T. Sustainable Renovation Strategy in the Swedish Million Homes Programme: A Case Study. Sustainability. 2016; 8(4):388.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lind, Hans; Annadotter, Kerstin; Björk, Folke; Högberg, Lovisa; Af Klintberg, Tord. 2016. "Sustainable Renovation Strategy in the Swedish Million Homes Programme: A Case Study." Sustainability 8, no. 4: 388.
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