Energy requirements for new buildings is a primary policy instrument to influence the energy use in new buildings. Higher energy standards will typically lead to higher building costs, however, it will also result in a range of benefits (so-called multiple benefits).
An important, and so far unresolved, question is to what extent it is cost efficient to increase the energy requirements for new buildings in Sweden when taking the multiple benefits into account; benefits, which include lower local air pollution, lower CO2 emissions and health benefits from improved indoor air climate.
In this study, we analyse the multiple benefits for 16 existing low-energy buildings in Sweden.
For further information, please contact Martin Bo Westh Hansen