Background and activities


Inger Andresen is a professor in Integrated Energy Design and teaches within the international MSc Program Sustainable Architecture. She is also leading continuing education courses on Zero Emission Buildings.
Andresen is a leader of the research on pilot and demonstration buildings within the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings ( She is also involved in the R&D project "Passive Climatization of buildings" in cooperation with SINTEF Building and Infrastructure and several partnes within the Norwegian buildng industry. In addition, she is involved in the research project "Planning Instruments for Smart Energy Communities", which starts up in 2016.

Fields of competence

Inger Andresen is focusing on developing concepts and solutions for zero emission buildings and plus energy houses. Her main research interest is to develop effective energy solutions that are integral parts of the building design and that supports the realisation of sustainable buildings and good architecture. Her focus is not only on energy efficiency and low carbon footprint, but also on solutions that perform well with respect to indoor and outdoor environment, economics and social aspects.

Andresen has a PhD in Integrated energy design from NTNU (2000) og a masters degree in "Building energy systems" from University of Colorado (1991).



Inger Andresen have more than 20 years of experience from research and development within the fields of energy efficient buildings and renewable energy. She also has experience from consulting and construction practices. Andresen has been engaged as a researcher at SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, she has been an environmental manager at LINK architecture, and an energy advisor at Skanska Norway. She has also been engaged by the Norwegian Green Building Council for developing BREEAM-NOR within the areas of energy and indoor environment. Inger is  certified as BREEAM AP and LEED AP.


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


  • Haase, Matthias; Buvik, Karin; Dokka, Tor Helge; Andresen, Inger. (2010) Guidelines for energy efficient concepts in office buildings in Norway. 2010. ISBN 978-82-536-1154-9.
  • Andresen, Inger; Kleiven, Tommy; Ryghaug, Marianne; Malvik, Bjarne. (2007) Smarte energieffektive bygninger. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 9788251922371.

Part of book/report

  • Andresen, Inger; Haanshuus, Frode T.; Hoel, Jan; Jonassen, Ivar; Nilsen, Nils Ivar; Mysen, Mads; Nytræ, Svein; Time, Berit. (2012) Design of a Zero Energy Office Building at Haakonsvern, Bergen. PassivhusNorden 2012.
  • Wahlström, Åsa; Engelund Thomsen, Kirsten; Andresen, Inger. (2011) Nordic market for climate friendly buildings - status, barriers and opportunities. Energy efficiency first: The foundation of a low-carbon society. ECEEE 2011 Summer Study Proceedings.
  • Haase, Matthias; Andresen, Inger; Time, Berit; Hestnes, Anne Grete. (2010) Development of future weather data set based on SRES scenario. conference proceedings SB10 Finland - Sustainable Community - buildingSMART.
  • Haase, Matthias; Andresen, Inger; Wigenstad, Tore; Hestnes, Anne Grete. (2010) Cost effective energetic refurbishment of office buildings in Norway. Proceedings of international conference on solar heating, cooling and buildings - EuroSun 2010.
  • Haase, Matthias; Andresen, Inger; Time, Berit; Kvande, Tore; Hestnes, Anne Grete. (2008) Energy-efficient office buildings in Norway – from low energy standard to passive house standard. Conference proceedings : the first Nordic Conference on Passive Houses : 2-3 April 2008 Trondheim, Norway : Passivhus Norden 2008.