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.