Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Teaching activities: Engineering Thermodynamics 1, Building Performance Simulation.

Research areas: Building Performance Simulation (BPS), heating, cooling and ventilation systems (HVAC), heat pump systems, zero energy and zero emission buildings (ZEB), energy flexible buildings and control, physical-based and data-driven modelling of buildings, computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Research activities and projects:

Integration of heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings

  • HVAC for renovation of single-family houses (OPPTRE project).
  • Design and integration of heat pumps for nZEB (IEA HPT Annex 49).
  • Simplified space-heating distribution in super-insulated buildings (ZEB centre).
  • Development of building concepts such as Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB centre).
  • Building integration of wood stoves (WoodCFD project).

Energy flexibility of buildings and control

  • Energy flexible operation of heat pump systems.
  • Data-driven modelling and Model Predictive Control of buildings (Norwegian research centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities, ZEN).
Other modelling developments
  • High-resolution CFD for airflows inside buildings.

Memberships of committees:

  • Member of Norsk VVS Stiftelsen – NORVAC Foundation.
  • Board member of the Nordic Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA-Nordic).
  • Member of the SN/K 34 national standardization committee about the energy performance of buildings.

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