Sustainable Retrofitting of Nordic University Campuses

Robert Eriksson, Suvi Nenonen, Susanne Balslev Nielsen, Antje Junghans, Göran Lindahl

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    Abstract

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the state-of-art of Nordic campus development and identify how campus areas can be retrofitted by addition of new technologies, features, functions and services. The leading research question is: how to develop Nordic resilient campus management in all five countries with closely comparable circumstances both on a societal and on an infrastructural level.
    Theory The current Nordic campus built environment, which represent both a technically and functionally ageing real estate portfolio is approached by applying a systemic understanding of university campuses as socio-technical systems.
    Design/methodology/approach State-of-art analysis is conducted using literature review and document analysis.
    Findings The results identify the trends and challenges on strategic, tactical and operational levels and the three-level roadmap for future campus retrofitting and research is presented.
    Originality/value The research is conducted as part of the preparation for a Nordic research and campus development collaboration initivative and will serve as a framework for demonstrations conducted on different Nordic campuses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th EuroFM Research Symposium
    Number of pages12
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event13th EuroFM Research Symposium - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 4 Jun 20146 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 13

    Conference

    Conference13th EuroFM Research Symposium
    Number13
    CountryGermany
    CityBerlin
    Period04/06/201406/06/2014

    Keywords

    • Retrofitting
    • Campus development
    • Nordic
    • Campus management
    • Urban Development

    Cite this

    Eriksson, R., Nenonen, S., Nielsen, S. B., Junghans, A., & Lindahl, G. (2014). Sustainable Retrofitting of Nordic University Campuses. In Proceedings of the 13th EuroFM Research Symposium