Identifying opportunities, challenges and methodologies to introduce energy conservation measures in existing buildings

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Burman, David Sudorgina, Margarita 2014-10-03T07:21:23Z 2014-10-03T07:21:23Z 2014-08-25
dc.description.abstract This master thesis analyses the quality and level of implementation of energy conservation methods in the built environment with the focus on the hotel industry and corresponding business opportunities to gain profits for all involved stakeholders regarding economy, efficiency, environment and green image. The main objective of the thesis is to reveal challenges and barriers that hinder implementation of the energy conservation measures in the built environment in general and in the hotels particularly that represent a vast share of the built environment. Not only are energy saving potential and energy conservation measures considered in the thesis, but also the following repercussions, beneficially resulting in the green image, prestige and enhanced popularity of a hotel or a hotel chain in front of customers. In the first part of the thesis, the extensive literature research was carried out, based mainly on last-updated directives and other regulation documents, establishing measures for promotions of energy efficiency within the built environment in the European Union. The research was mainly carried out with regard to the hotel industry. In the second part of the thesis, a real-based case study object, a newly built hotel in Stockholm, was considered and obtained knowledge under the research was applied to analyse the energy and environment performance of the object, discuss the current energy system and evaluate the potential gaps for energy consumption reduction in order to reduce the maintenance and operation bills. Finally, it was concluded that there is always a gap for energy improvement even in the relatively new constructions, however, certain barriers exist, which are mainly the lack of knowledge about the availability of the financial schemes, as well as uncertainly of efficient return of investment. en
dc.format.extent 55+3
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Identifying opportunities, challenges and methodologies to introduce energy conservation measures in existing buildings en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö en Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword energy conservation methods en
dc.subject.keyword energy efficiency en
dc.subject.keyword energy performance en
dc.subject.keyword hotel industry en
dc.subject.keyword eco-lable en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201410042709
dc.programme.major Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering fi
dc.programme.mcode IA3025 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Järvinen, Mika
dc.programme Master’s Degree Programme in Energy and HVAC Technology fi

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