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dc.contributorWagner, Tobias
dc.contributorSumper, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorPeric, Damjan
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.description.abstractThis master thesis aims to design a pathway for the cooling sector in Ljungby, a town in south of Sweden, which would meet local stakeholders’ needs and fulfil sustainability criteria. At the same time, the thesis makes an attempt to quantify future need for household cooling in Sweden, and test adaptability of Modular participatory backcasting to local conditions. Context was analysed by mapping local stakeholders on an interest-power plane, and evaluating functions of the system, sustainability criteria, and growth drivers. Structure of the cooling system in 2035 and 2050 has been built around a stakeholder’s vision of an adapted and efficient cooling system supplemented by cooling demand reduction, while its scale was assessed by using the United States as a proxy. A pathway and a short-term action plan for this desirable future vision have been created. The thesis demonstrates the need to engage in strategic planning of the cooling sector early on, even in cold countries such as Sweden. At the same time, an argument can be made that resorting to qualitative approach – adopted due to limited data sources on household cooling in Europe and limited participation from local stakeholders due to pandemic restrictions – did not reduce the quality of analysis and presents a viable way of assessing the future vision of the system.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació
dc.subject.lcshRefrigeration and refrigerating machinery
dc.subject.lcshSustainable buildings
dc.titleDevelopment and Analysis of Pathways for a Sustainable Housing Cooling Sector in Ljungby, Sweden, using Modular Participatory Backcasting
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.subject.lemacRefrigeració i màquines frigorífiques
dc.subject.lemacEdificis sostenibles
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona

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