Energy efficient buildings by use of reinforced masonry walls

Project: ResearchCollaboration with industry

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology



The project develops knowledge concerning energy and resource efficient masonry external walls. The objective is to develop a new generation of energy efficient masonry walls without further increasing the total thickness of the
walls. This objective is achieved by reducing the thickness of the load bearing layer by use of externally bonded reinforcement, which makes it possible to increase the thickness of the insulation layer. The energy saving potential on building level is estimated to 20 – 30 %. On a national scale, the energy saving potential in newly built dwellings and commercial buildings is estimated to 25 – 30 GWh/year, with an increasing positive trend due to a more energy efficient building stock.

The project will further develop knowledge obtained in a previous project within the E2B2 research program. The application has solid support from industry actors who need to adapt the energy performance of masonry buildings
to more stringent requirements.
Effective start/end date2018/10/012021/03/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Leca Sverige AB (Project partner)
  • Tegelmäster AB (Project partner)
  • Randers Tegel AB (Project partner)
  • Karling Fasad AB (Project partner)
  • TG konstruktioner AB (Project partner)
  • Nyströms Cement AB (Project partner)
  • Brukspecialisten AB (Project partner)
  • Kåver & Mellin AB (Project partner)
  • WSP Sverige AB (Project partner)
  • Combimix AB (Project partner)
  • AB Joma


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Related research output

Miklós Molnár, Jonas Niklewski & Ivar Björnsson, 2021, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Div. of Structural Engineering. 107 p. (TVBK-3077)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Jonas Niklewski & Miklós Molnár, 2020 Jul 5, Brick and Block Masonry - From Historical to Sustainable Masonry: Proceedings of the 17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference. Kubica, J., Kwiecień, A. & Bednarz, Ł. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 987-993 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Jonas Niklewski, Miklós Molnár & Per-Olof Rosenkvist, 2020 Apr 2, Bygg & teknik, 2/20, p. 47-49 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

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