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dc.contributor.advisorFet, Annik Magerholmnb_NO
dc.contributor.advisorHaskins, Cecilianb_NO
dc.contributor.authorKlar, Davidnb_NO
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T11:47:59Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T11:47:59Z
dc.date.created2012-01-06nb_NO
dc.date.issued2011nb_NO
dc.identifier473597nb_NO
dc.identifierntnudaim:6676nb_NO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/234545
dc.description.abstractA systems thinking based approach was used to define and investigate the current state of knowledge in the academic disciplines related to sustainable residential dwellings via literature review. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with respondents connected to the system definition. The goal of the study was to determine the extent to which the academic disciplines, as well as the respondents, incorporated the social, economic, environmental and intergenerational aspects of sustainability. Significant variation was found in both the disciplines as well as in the responses of interviewees. Life-cycle cost analysis of dwellings built to the Norwegian passive house standard was used to investigate the implications of using alternative discount factors for extended assumed life spans. The results indicated that alternative discount factors have the potential to significantly reduce rental costs while fulfilling the potential Pareto optimality criterion. The alternative discount factors used in the life-cycle cost analysis were later shown to have flaws which limit their usefulness; a methodology for deriving a representative multigenerational discount rate was proposed.nb_NO
dc.languageengnb_NO
dc.publisherInstitutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelsenb_NO
dc.subjectntnudaim:6676no_NO
dc.subjectMSINDECOL Industriell Økologino_NO
dc.subjectEnvironmental Systems Analysisno_NO
dc.titleSustainable Dwellings and Intergenerational Equality - New Applications for Ecological Economics: A Systems Thinking Approachnb_NO
dc.typeMaster thesisnb_NO
dc.source.pagenumber147nb_NO
dc.contributor.departmentNorges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Fakultet for ingeniørvitenskap og teknologi, Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikknb_NO


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