Dr. Aoife Houlihan Wiberg

Associate Professor and Acting Head of Department Department of Architecture and Technology Faculty of Architecture and Design
+47 73595086
Alfred Getz vei 3, Sentralbygg I * 764

Background and activities

Aoife Houlihan Wiberg is Associate Professor and Vice Head of Department of Architecture, History & Technology. In the Research Centre for Zero Emission Buildings (2010-2016), she has spent the past six years developing concepts & strategies for zero emission buildings, in addition to developing a method to calculate embodied emissions from materials in buildings.She is currently leading research to develop an user centred architectural and urban toolbox for use in the new The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) in 2017.

Aoífe Houlihan Wiberg completed her Ph.D. degree in 2010 at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Nick V. Baker. She also graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 with the M.Phil. Degree in Environmental Design. She completed her architectural training with Professor Dean Hawkes at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and graduated with the B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Arch. Degrees in 1994 and 1996 respectively.

She was elected Chartered Member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2001 and has over six years experience working in practice in Malaysia (Dr. Ken Yeang of T.R.Hamzah & Yeang); London,UK (Aukett Europe Plc.); Dublin, Ireland (Murray O’Laoire Architects) and a short research placement at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with Dr. John Burnett and Professor Phil Jones (WSA). This professional experience formed the basis for her research interest in sustainable development during six years spent in The Bahamas.

Her Ph.D. was entitled research examined the effectiveness of selected certification schemes at reducing the environmental impact of hotels and proposes a simple, accurate method of CO2 emissions calculation (operational energy) which can be adopted universally. He post doctoral research position involved developing concepts & strategies for Zero Emission Design and the development of robust and reliable method for CO2 Emissions Accounting for materials.

Teaching

  • M.Sc. Sustainable Architecture [Responsible for Emissions as Design Drivers: Design & Theory (AAR4817 + AAR4546 2nd semester) and Masters theses (AAR4993 4th semester)]
  • PhD co-supervision
  • Masters in Architecture Teaching + supervision
  • Bachelor Architecture Teaching + studio guidance (AAR 4331 ARK 3 Studies in Tectonic Culture and AAR4623 Topology & Tectonics)
  • Experts in Team School of the Future: Heimdal Vidargående Skole (AAR 4911)

Research

  • ZEB WP5 Concepts & Strategies for zero emissions buildings
    • Publication sensitivity analysis ZEB residential concept
    • Further development CO2 emissons calculation for ZEB pilot projects
  •  IEA International Energy Agency IEA Annex 57 "Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Emissions for Building Construction”
    • Case Studies- Data Collection and Analysis
    • Subtask 4 Technical Report
    • Development of Guidelines for Education
  •  Nordic Build Sted "Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design”   (DTU, KADK, NTNU, Chalmers, VTT) with (Vam Kunst, Helen & Hard, White, OOPEA, Studio Granda)
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  • Standard Norge- Development of a Norwegian Standard for the calculation of Embodied Emission for Materials

Other Activities

  • Building Research & Information (BRI) reviewer
  • IEA Annex 57 Subtask 4 Joint Leader
  • SB13 Graz, CESB16 Prague – Scientific Committee

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

Journal publications

Books

Part of book/report

  • Wiik, Marianne Rose Kjendseth; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie. (2017) Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Material Use in the Living Laboratory. Proceedings of World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong. Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action. WSBE17.
  • Finocchiaro, Luca; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie; Wyckmans, Annemie. (2016) The MSc programme in Sustainable Architecture at NTNU. SMART ENERGY REGIONS - Skills, Knowledge, training and supply chains..
  • Finocchiaro, Luca; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie; Wyckmans, Annemie; Gustavsen, Arild. (2016) Architectural design og Zero Emission Buildings - The case of the LivingLAB at the ZEB research centre. SMART ENERGY REGIONS - Skills, Knowledge, training and supply chains..
  • Inman, Marianne Rose; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie. (2016) Life Cycle GHG Emissions of Material Use in the Living Laboratory. CESB16 – Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2016.
  • Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie; Georges, Laurent; Fufa, Selamawit Mamo; Good, Clara Stina; Risholt, Birgit Dagrun. (2015) Sensitivity analysis of the life cycle emissions froma an nZEB concept. CISBAT 2015. International Scientific Conference 9-11 September 2015, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland FUTURE BUILDINGS & DISTRICTS - SUSTAINABILITY FROM NANO TO URBAN SCALE.
  • Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie; Dokka, Tor Helge; Georges, Laurent; Time, Berit; Haase, Matthias; Mellegård, Sofie Elisabet; Lien, Anne Gunnarshaug. (2013) A net zero emission concept analysis of a Norwegian single family house - A CO2 accounting method. Proceedings of CISBAT 2013 International Conference - Clean Technology for Smart Cities and Buildings - From Nano to Urban Scale.
  • Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie; Dokka, Tor Helge; Mellegård, Sofie Elisabet; Georges, Laurent; Haase, Matthias; Time, Berit; Lien, Anne Gunnarshaug. (2013) A Net Zero Emission Concept Analysis of Norwegian Single Family House - A CO2 Accounting Method. Proceedings of CISBAT 2013 International Conference - Clean Technology for Smart Cities and Buildings - From Nano to Urban Scale.
  • Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife Anne Marie; Hestnes, Anne Grete. (2011) DEVELOPMENT OF A CO2 ACCOUNTING METHOD FOR NORWEGIAN ZERO EMISSIONS BUILDINGS (ZEB). Proceedings of CISBAT 2011 International Conference – CleanTech for Sustainable Buildings – From Nano to Urban Scale.