Background and activities
Arild Gustavsen is director of The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) and professor in building physics at Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is also task leader in the EU project "Energy Efficiency for EU Historic Districts Sustainability" (EFFESUS - www.effesus.eu) and project manager of the project "Window Technologies for Energy Efficient Buildings", where The Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is one of the partners.
Arild Gustavsen holds a MSc degree in environmental physics (1996) and a PhD degree in building physics (2001). He has worked as an associate professor (2001-2006) and full professor (2007-) at NTNU (teaching building physics and energy use in buildings), as a senior research scientist (2006-2008) at SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (on various projects for the building industry) and visiting researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1999 and 2006 (working on experimental and numerical characterization of fenestration systems). Research interests include heat, air and moisture transfer in building envelope systems, application of new materials in building assemblies, and energy use in new and existing buildings.
About the ZEB-centre
The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (www.zeb.no) is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME), funded by the The Research Council of Norway and 25 partners. The vision of the centre is to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions caused by buildings. Research is carried out within 5 main areas: Advanced materials technologies, Climate-adapted low-energy envelope technologies, Energy supply systems and services, Energy efficient use and operation, and Concepts and strategies for zero emission buildings.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2016) Building Integration of Aerogel Glazings. Procedia Engineering. vol. 145.
- (2016) Multilayer Glazing Technologies: Key Performance Parameters and Future Perspectives. CLIMA 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress.
- (2016) Norway Demonstrates Zero Emission Buildings. News (International Energy Agency. Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Programme. Online).
- (2016) Accelerated aging of treated aluminum for use as a cool colored material for facades. Energy and Buildings. vol. 112.
- (2015) Aerogel Granulate Glazing Facades and their Application Potential from an Energy Saving Perspective. Applied Energy. vol. 142.
- (2015) Kunnskapsstatus – Fuktbufring i materialer og påvirkning på energibehov. SINTEF akademisk forlag. 2015. ISBN 978-82-536-1448-9. ZEB Project report (22).
- (2015) Thermal conductivity of monodisperse silica nanospheres. Journal of Porous Media. vol. 18 (10).
- (2015) The ZEB Living Lab at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology: a zero emission house for engineering and social science experiments. Proceedings of the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings conference held in Copenhagen 20-21 August 2015.
- (2015) Impact of opaque building envelope configuration on the heating and cooling energy need of a single family house in cold climates. Energy Procedia. vol. 78.
- (2015) Impact of convection on thermal performance of aerogel granulate glazing systems. Energy and Buildings. vol. 88.
- (2015) Effect of facade components on energy efficiency in office buildings. Applied Energy. vol. 158.
- (2015) Aerogel Granule Aging Driven by Moisture and Solar Radiation. Energy and Buildings. vol. 103.
- (2015) Aerogel Insulation for Building Applications. The Sol-Gel Handbook.
- (2015) Experimental Synthesis of Hollow Silica Nanospheres for Application as Superinsulation in the Buildings of Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 4th Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST 4 - 2015) Conference.
- (2015) Nullutslippsbygg er en klimaløsning. Teknisk Ukeblad. vol. 162 (1).
- (2014) Insulating Glazing Units with Silica Aerogel Granules: The Impact of Particle Size. Applied Energy. vol. 128.
- (2014) Sealant Aging and its Correlation with Facade Reflectance. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 69 (Oct).
- (2014) Lightweight and Thermally Insulating Aerogel Glass Materials. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing. vol. 117 (2).
- (2014) Aerogel-Incorporated Concrete: An Experimental Study. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 52.
- (2014) Thermal performance of in-between shading systems in multilayer glazing units – Hot-box measurements and numerical simulations. Journal of Building Physics.
- (2014) Et laboratorium for framtidens bygninger. Teknisk Ukeblad.
- (2014) Fatigue Resistance of Double Sealant Composed of Polyisobutylene Sealant Adjacent to Silicone Sealant. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 66.
- (2014) Robustness Classification of Materials, Assemblies and Buildings. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 37 (3).
- (2013) Energy payback: An attributional and environmentally focused approach to energy balance in net zero energy buildings. Energy and Buildings. vol. 65.
- (2013) Antireflection Properties of Monodisperse Hollow Silica Nanospheres. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing. vol. 110 (1).
- (2013) Windows in the Buildings of Tomorrow; Energy Losers or Energy Gainers?. Energy and Buildings. vol. 61.
- (2013) Moisture Robustness During Retrofitting of Timber Frame Walls with Vacuum Insulation Panels: Experimental and Theoretical Studies. Hygrothermal Behaviour, Building Pathology and Durability.
- (2013) Practical Methods for Ensuring Energy-Efficient Window-to-Wall Connections. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 1-5, 2013.
- (2013) Numerical Simulation of Thermal Performance of Window Retrofit Options for Historic Buildings. Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation.
- (2013) Measurement of the convective moisture transfer coefficient from porous building material surfaces applying a wind tunnel method. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 37 (1).
- (2013) Window spacers and edge seals in insulating glass units: A state-of-the-art review and future perspectives. Energy and Buildings. vol. 58.
- (2012) Experimental Fabrication and Characterization of Hollow Nano Insulation Material Spheres for Application as a Thermal Building Insulation Material. Renewable Energy Research Conference 2012 - Technoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities . Renewable Energy Research Conference 2012 - Technoport 2012; Trondheim. 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-18.
- (2012) Vacuum Insulation Panels in Wood Frame Wall Constructions with Different Stud Profiles. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 36 (2).
- (2012) Impacts of Operating Hardware on Window Thermal Performance. Proceedings of the Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST 3 - 2012).
- (2012) Fenestration of Today and Tomorrow: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Research Opportunities. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. vol. 96 (1).
- (2012) Accelerated climate aging of building materials and their characterization by Fourier transform infrared radiation analysis. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 36 (1).
- (2012) Retrofitting Timber Frame Walls with Vacuum Insulation Panels. Proceedings of the Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST 3 - 2012).
- (2011) Aerogel insulation for building applications: A state-of-the-art review. Energy and Buildings. vol. 43 (4).
- (2011) Allocating GHG Emissions to the Co-Products of micro Cogeneration - The Case of Emission Balance in Zero Emission Buildings (ZEBs). SB11 Proceedings Volume 1.
- (2011) Solar Shading Systems and Thermal Performance of Windows in Nordic Climates. Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, NSB 2011.
- (2011) Hot Box Investigations and Theoretical Assessments of Miscellaneous Vacuum Insulation Panel Configurations in Building Envelopes. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 34 (4).
- (2011) Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating Window Frames. Energy and Buildings. vol. 43 (10).
- (2011) Zero Emission Building Envelopes - Comparison of Floor Constructions with PCM,Wood and Concrete in a Life Cycle Perspective. CISBAT 2011 . Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Lausanne. 2011-09-14 - 2011-09-16.
- (2011) Zero Emission Building Envelopes - Comparison of Different Wall Constructions in a Life Cycle Perspective. Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, NSB 2011.
- (2011) Zero Emission Building Envelopes - Numerical Simulations of a Well-Insulated Building with Phase Change Material Panels Integrated in the Floor. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of The International Building Performance Simulation Association.
- (2011) Properties, Requirements and Possibilities for Traditional, State-of-the-Art and Future Thermal Building Insulation Materials and Solutions. 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2011) . Tampere University of Technology, Finland; Tampere. 2011-05-29 - 2011-06-02.
- (2011) Improving Thermal Insulation of Timber Frame Walls by Retrofitting with Vacuum Insulation Panels – Experimental and Theoretical Investigations. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 35 (2).
- (2010) Gas-filled panels for building applications: A state-of-the-art review. Energy and Buildings. vol. 42 (11).
- (2010) Phase Change Materials for Building Applications: A State-of-the-Art Review. Energy and Buildings. vol. 42 (9).
- (2010) Properties, Requirements and Possibilities of Smart Windows for Dynamic Daylight and Solar Energy Control in Buildings: A State-of-the-Art Review. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. vol. 94 (2).
- (2010) Vacuum Insulation Panels for Building Applications: A Review and Beyond. Energy and Buildings. vol. 42 (2).
- (2010) Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames. Proceedings of the Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XI International Conference (Buildings XI).
- (2010) Solar Radiation Glazing Factors for Electrochromic Windows for Building Applications. Proceedings of the Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST 2 - 2010).
- (2008) Improvement of thermal insulation properties of wooden windows. Proceedings, Building Physics Conference in honour of Prof. Hugo Hens.
- (2008) Developing low-conductance window frames: Capabilities and limitations of current window heat transfer design tools - State-of-the-art review. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 32 (2).
- (2008) Air tightness performance of different sealing methods for windows in wood-frame buildings. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries. Report R-189.
- (2008) The influence of different sealing methods of window and door joints on the total air leakage of wood-frame buildings. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries. Report R-189.
- (2007) Two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics and conduction simulations of heat transfer in horizontal window frames with internal cavities. ASHRAE Transactions. vol. 113 (1).
- (2007) State-of-the-Art Highly Insulating Window Frames – Research and Market Review. 2007. ISBN 978-82-536-0970-6. SINTEF Byggforsk Prosjektrapport (6).
- (2007) Numerical Simulation of Natural Convection in Three-dimensional Cavities with a High Vertical Aspect Ratio and a Low Horizontal Aspect Ratio. Journal of Building Physics. vol. 30 (3).
- (2005) Two-Dimensional Conduction and CFD Simulations of Heat Transfer in Horizontal Window Frame Cavities. ASHRAE Transactions. vol. 111 (1).
- (2005) Numerical and Experimental Studies of the Effect of Various Glazing Spacers on the Window U-value and the Glazing Temperature. Proceeding of the 7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries. Volume 2.
- (2005) Numerical and Experimental Studies of the Effect of Various Glazing Spacers on the Window U-value and the Glazing Temperature. 7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries . The Icelandic Building Research Institute, Reykjavik; Reykjavik. 2005-06-13 - 2005-06-15.
- (2001) Natural Convection Effects in Three-Dimensional Window Frames with Internal Cavities. ASHRAE Transactions. vol. 107.
- (2001) Three-Dimensional Conjugate Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Internal Window Frame Cavities Validated Using Infrared Thermography. ASHRAE Transactions. vol. 107.