Testing the Application of a Possible Future Mobility Like SAV and its Relationship to Building Design
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- Studentoppgaver (TN-ISØP) 
Energy use is changing quickly in recent years and the use of renewable sources needs to ramp up in order to conserve the natural resources, and to reduce environmental pollution and climate change. Transportation and Building sectors are among the main influencers in this matter; hence, they have been the main target for solution findings. In this regard, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in the building sector and shared autonomous vehicles (SAV) in the transportation sector are both aligned with the European Union 2050 low-carbon economy road-map. The main question that this thesis aims to focus on is to explore: What would be the relationship between NZEB and SAV through a building design on an actual site (Hinna Park, Stavanger) and their impacts on mobility access, routes, parking spaces, and stairs? This thesis is a scenario-based design with further studies on the chosen scenario as a simplified feasibility study. First in the analysis chapter, NZEB design factors and possibilities of interaction between NZEB and SAV in different floor levels were analyzed in order to set design criteria. Then, the chosen criteria were used to form the building envelope and program distribution of the building. Finally, in the design outcome chapter, the relationship between SAV application and its impact on access, routes, parking spaces, use of stairs and elevator’s congestion were tested. After exploring different scenarios, the thesis concludes that by the use of SAV application, the large freed parking space could be repurposed to public oriented spaces; and, providing mobility access (SAV, Bike and Walk routes) in different floor levels with a number of strategic stop points would have a positive impact in use of stair and reducing the number or the capacity of required elevators.
Master's thesis in Urban design and development