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ENERGIEFFEKTIVISERING AV INDUSTRIELLA VERKSAMHETER: Värderingar grundade i ekonomiska, miljö- och sociala aspekter för GKN ePowertrain, Köping
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

To decrease the ecological footprint, humans either have to adjust their lifestyles, or the large scale industries must take corporate social responsibility. This study is based on the well-developed field of energy efficiency in industries by applying technology and organizational-focused proposals. The proposals are based on three different aspects, the economic, the environmental, and the social. These three aspects combined are called the triple bottom line perspective. An original case of the study objects energy balance was determined to develop the conclusions, with the simulation program IDA ICE. The study object was GKN ePowertrain, located in Köping. Energy efficiency cases were simulated in IDA ICE to observe the change in the energy balance. The cases and interviews of the employees were the foundation of the discussion where the improvements were critically reviewed from the triple bottom line perspective. The result shown that the temperature was too high for working conditions, the ventilation system consumes a large quantity of energy, and the internal flow of information is insufficient. In conclusion, GKN ePowertrain would increase their overall value by investing in a cooling system and more efficient heat exchangers for their ventilation system. These investments would notably increase their short term value of environmental sustainability and the social aspect. Furthermore, their economic value would increase in the long term. The cooling system would improve the working environment, and a new ventilation system would increase the heat recovery and decrease the energy consumed, even more than the consumption of the cooling system. Finally, GKN should also be more distinct in their information to the employees in the building regarding energy aims and their working environment, to have a positive gain of value in all the fields.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 100
Keywords [en]
Triple bottom line, Industrial efficiency, Cooling systems, Organization improvements, Heat simulation, IDA ICE, Value of information, Lean
Keywords [sv]
Triple bottom line, Industriella effektiviseringar, Kylsystem, Organisationsförbättringar, Värmesimulering, IDA ICE, Informationsvärde, Lean
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Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44353OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-44353DiVA, id: diva2:1328342
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GKN ePowertrain
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Energy Engineering
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Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved

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