Background and activities
Anne Grete Hestnes is an architect educated at M.I.T. and UC Berkeley with an honorary doctorate from Chalmers. She has been full professor at NTNU since 1985.
Anne Grete Hestnes is an architect with degrees from M.I.T. and UC Berkeley. She has been full professor of building technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology since 1985. Her main scientific interest is in the areas of energy conservation and the use of solar energy in buildings. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Chalmers University for her work within the field of sustainable development, and in 2011 she received The Farrington Daniels Award for her contribution to the advancement and knowledge of solar energy in the built environment. During its first three years of operation (2009-2012) she was director of the National Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research – Zero Emission Buildings.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2015) Solar energy for net zero energy buildings – A comparison between solar thermal, PV and photovoltaic–thermal (PV/T) systems. Solar Energy. vol. 122.
- (2015) Hybrid photovoltaic-thermal systems in buildings – a review. Energy Procedia. vol. 70.
- (2014) The influence of different electricity-to-emissions conversion factors on the choice of insulation materials. Energy and Buildings. vol. 85.
- (2013) Sustainability assessment of nearly zero energy renovation of dwellings based on energy, economy and home quality indicators. Energy and Buildings. vol. 60.
- (2013) Renovation status and technical condition of Norwegian dwellings. Structural Survey. vol. 31 (5).
- (2011) Zero Emission Building concepts in office buildings in Norway. International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development. vol. 2 (2).
- (2011) Strategies for renovation of single family dwellings from the 1980s towards zero energy levels. RIL / Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto. vol. SB11 Proceedings (Vol. 1).
- (2010) The development of future weather data files for Norway. The International Journal of Climate Change. vol. 2 (3).
- (2010) Building for climate change meeting the design challenges of the 21st century. Nordisk arkitekturforskning. vol. 22 (1/2).
- (2009) Criteria for salvageability: the reuse of bricks. Building Research & Information. vol. 37 (1).
- (2009) Energy demand in the Norwegian building stock: Scenarios on potential reduction. Energy Policy. vol. 37 (5).
- (2008) Interdisciplinary approach to sustainable building: Experiences from working with a Norwegian demonstration building on retrofitting. Nordisk arkitekturforskning. vol. 20 (3).
- (2008) Salvageability; implications for architecture. Nordisk arkitekturforskning. vol. 20 (3).
- (2008) Heat supply to low-energy buildings in district heating areas. Analysis of CO2 emissions and electricity supply security. Energy and Buildings. vol. 40 (2).
- (2007) Energy Use in the lifecycle of conventional and low-energy buildings: a review article. Energy and Buildings. vol. 39 (3).
- (2002) Effective Retrofitting Scenarios For Energy Efficiency and Comfort. Building and Environment. vol. 37 (6).
- (2002) Office: Passive Retrofitting of Office Buildings to Improve their Energy Performance and Indoor Working Conditions. Building and Environment. vol. 37 (6).
- (1999) Building Integration of Solar Energy Systems. Solar Energy. vol. 67 (4-6).
- (1999) Livsløpsvurdering av en norsk solenergibolig. Norsk VVS. vol. 11.
- (1999) Solar vs. Green: The Analysis of a Norwegian Row House. Solar Energy. vol. 66 (6).